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Kilgore, TX Pest Statistics
Around 32 pest control companies service Kilgore residents with an average customer service rating of 3.6 out of 5.
Aedes mosquitoes are common in the Kilgore area with mosquito season lasting from March to September.
Striped bark scorpions can be found in Texas.
Gregg County has a high concentration of Drywood and Formosan termites.
Roach density in Kilgore is heavy with American cockroaches, German cockroaches, and Pennsylvania wood cockroaches being present.
Deer mice, White-footed mice, Cotton mice, Roof rats, and Rice rats can be found in Kilgore.
The Brown dog tick, American dog tick, Deer tick, Lone star tick, and common flea are active year round.
Kilgore is home to many stinging insects including Bald-faced hornets, Southern yellowjackets, Eastern yellowjackets, and Red wasps.
Roughly 309 ant species have been found in Texas with the Pogonomyrmex barbatus specie being the most popular.
Bed bug density is moderate in Kilgore, Texas.
Frequently Asked Questions for Kilgore
Based on market research, an average of $40 to $50 a month for basic pest control services can help protect your Kilgore, TX home from the most common household pests. Longer billing cycles could be available to help discount the rate. A startup fee and contract agreement may be required for pest control plans. Pests that are more difficult to exterminate, such as bed bugs, are usually not included in basic pest plans.
Some Gregg County residents prefer pest control only when a pest has been spotted. Determined by the severity of the infestation and the pest, one time visits average $200 to $500. Although a one time visit could be necessary, monthly pest control services tend to be cheaper and continue to keep household pests under control.
The extermination of a bed bug or termite infestation in Kilgore, TX is the most expensive. The cost will vary depending on the size of your home with an average of $1 to $3 per square foot.
Common Pests In Kilgore, Texas
Striped Barked Scorpions
Striped Bark Scorpions have tan bodies with 2 almost black parallel stripes on their backs. They can grow up to 3 inches in length and have the classic scorpion pincers and stinger tails. These scorpions live somewhat nocturnal lives in order to avoid the heat of the day. They nest in shaded hiding places such as beneath rocks, in wood piles, and under logs. They eat insects such as butterflies, cockroaches, spiders, and beetles. Make your home an undesirable dwelling place by removing ground cover and sealing potential entry points.
Aedes mosquitoes are black in color with white accents predominantly on the legs. Commonly known as “ankle biters”, the females will bite human ankles in order to get the blood needed for reproduction. Aedes mosquitoes also consume plant nectar and do not fly long distances. Living in or around homes can provide the mosquitoes with food, shelter, and the ability to lay eggs. Even the slightest amount of water can be used to lay mosquito eggs. The lifespan of an Aedes mosquito can be around two weeks, with the female laying eggs around three times.
Formosan termites are a type of insect that are known for causing damage to buildings and other structures. They are originally from Southeast Asia, but have been introduced to other parts of the world, including Texas. Formosan termites are small and flat, and they like to eat wood and other materials that contain cellulose at a rapid pace. They live in large groups called colonies, and some colonies can have millions of termites. Formosan termites are most commonly found in warm and humid places, especially near the coast.
Pennsylvania Wood Cockroaches
Pennsylvania wood cockroaches are dark brown in color with light yellow outlining the sides of their body. Males grow to be about 1 inch, while females only reach about 3/4 of an inch in size. They predominantly nest in hollowed out trees or in wood piles. Their diet consists of decaying organic matter and sugary substances. To deter these cockroaches, regularly rake up fallen leaves, collect fruit on the ground from fruit trees and discard scrap wood.
Pogonomyrmex barbatus, or the Red Harvester ant, are a reddish brown color and distinguishable by their large square heads and lack of spine. They reach about 7 millimeters in size and nest deep down in soil exposed to sunlight. Their diet consists largely of seeds which they mash together to form a bread-like substance. They also eat animal feces and occasionally other insects.
Rice rats in Kilgore, TX are smaller in stature only reaching about 5.5 inches in length. Their fur can be primarily brown or gray. The sides of their body are light gray and their bellies are a pure gray color. Rice rats can also be distinguished by their tails, which are brown on top and white on the bottom. They live outdoors and thrive in wet environments with dense vegetation. They’re omnivores and eat insects, fish, and grasses.
Brown recluse are about 3/8ths of an inch in size and are distinguishable by their pale brown color and violin-shaped marking near the base of their head. The name recluse comes from their penchant for spinning webs in dark, remote, and abandoned areas. Their venom is considered harmful to humans and bite sites will gradually turn into a large blister possibly developing into an ulcer. If bitten by a recluse, seek medical attention as soon as possible.
Bald-faced Hornets have black and white patterned bodies with predominantly white heads. They grow to be nearly 5/8ths of an inch in length. They build large nests made out of wood pulp on buildings, in trees, and in large shrubs. They feed off of live prey including: caterpillars, aphids, crickets, and other species of wasps. Bald-faced hornets remember faces for a certain period of time and will attack a person they have previously stung solely on the recognition from the past threat.
Ixodes scapularis, commonly known as Deer Ticks, are a species of tick that exhibit a reddish-brown coloration with a hard, black exoskeleton, and can grow up to 3 millimeters in length. These ticks are notorious for their ability to transmit Lyme disease, a debilitating bacterial infection. Deer Ticks are known to lurk in tall grass and brushy areas of Kilgore, TX, waiting for a suitable host to walk by, at which point they attach themselves and begin feeding until fully engorged.