Pest Control Info
Benton City, WA
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Benton City, WA Pest Statistics
Around 16 pest control companies service Benton City residents with an average customer service rating of 4.7 out of 5.
Anopheles mosquitoes are common in the Benton City area with mosquito season lasting from May to September.
Roach density in Benton City is light with German cockroaches being present.
Deer mice, and Norway rats can be found in Benton City.
The Brown dog tick, American dog tick, and common flea are active year round.
Benton City is home to many stinging insects including Forest yellowjackets, Bald-faced hornets, Aerial yellowjackets, and European paper wasps.
Roughly 109 ant species have been found in Washington with the Formica obscuripes specie being the most popular.
Bed bug density is very heavy in Benton City, Washington.
Frequently Asked Questions for Benton City
Based on market research, an average of $55 to $65 a month for basic pest control services can help protect your Benton City, WA 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 Benton 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.
With termites light in the Benton County, Bed bug infestation extermination in Benton City, WA is usually the most common and costly service, averaging $1 per square foot.
Common Pests In Benton City, Washington
Anopheles mosquitoes, known for resting at a slight upward angle, are brownish-yellow in color with scaly wings. Females bite animals, such as cattle, or humans since they need blood for egg production. Anopheles mosquitoes seek out dim, sheltered areas preferring to rest during the day but are active at night. They may live up to two weeks in nature and will be found near water sources, whether small or large. If traveling to an area with an outbreak of malaria, you may want to talk to your doctor about options for protecting yourself from Anopheles mosquito bites.
German cockroaches are known for their light brown color and dark brown stripes running down their backs. Once mature, they can reach up to 5/8 of an inch in length. They are drawn to starch, grease, and sugar. German cockroaches tend to nest in dark, humid, and low trafficked areas such as behind appliances and inside dark cabinets. Keep kitchens clean, garbage cans sealed, and fix any leaks to prevent them from being drawn to your home.
Formica obscuripes, more commonly known as the Western Thatching Ant, are typically two-toned with red colored heads and brown bodies. Although, some Western Thatching Ants can be pure black. They have stocky bodies and can reach up to 8 millimeters in length. These ants are hunters and territorial of their colonies. They will attack and bite the moment they feel threatened. They live off of beetles, grasshoppers, dead insects, nectar, and pollen.
Norway rats in Benton City, WA are more commonly known as the sewer rat, or the typical brown rat. They are distinct by their brown, or dark gray, fur and light gray bellies. They can reach up to 10 inches in length with their tail growing to the same length as their body. They prefer to nest in close proximity to humans, are opportunistic feeders, and will eat just about anything. Keep homes clean and garbage cans sealed to avoid attracting them.
Hobo spiders are not distinct looking, making them difficult to identify. They have a brown body color and gray and yellow markings on their abdomens. They have particularly long legs and can grow to be about 1/2 an inch in size. Hobo spiders construct funnel-shaped webs which they use to trap prey such as flies, cockroaches, mosquitoes and other small insects. Due to the fact that they are poor climbers, they typically reside underground and are commonly found in cracks and crevices, and in basements and window wells.
Forest Yellowjackets have the traditional black and yellow wasp coloring and can grow up to 15 millimeters in length. They predominantly nest high up in trees. Due to their reclusive nature, Forest Yellowjackets will aggressively swarm and attack potential threats. Their nests are smaller in size and usually contain about 500 wasps inside. They feed off of nectar and will seek out sugary substances.
Brown Dog Ticks
Brown Dog Ticks, known as Rhipicephalus sanguineus, exhibit a warm reddish-brown hue in males, while females showcase a steel coloration. Prior to feeding, they measure about 1/8th of an inch. Once attached to a host, these ticks engorge themselves, expanding up to 1/2 of an inch in length. Remarkably, unlike most tick species, they thrive indoors. Brown Dog Ticks gravitate towards dogs and humans as their preferred hosts, making their way into residential spaces within Benton City, WA.
Bed bugs are the size of an apple seed and are brown in color. They feed off of blood by biting their host causing itchy and irritable sites. Bed bugs are commonly found in furniture, mattresses, headboards, and hiding in small areas. Keep a regular cleaning schedule, minimize clutter in your home, and be cautious while traveling to prevent bringing them back to your home.