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Looking for a way to ensure your family’s safety from pests, no matter the time of year? You’re in the right place. Here at Miller Pest & Termite, we provide all-inclusive treatment methods across the Midwest, including Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, and Missouri. Our pest control is all-inclusive—no additional packages needed. We understand the importance of protecting your family and home, which is why we will do everything we can to provide the best possible protection for you from the following pests:
Spiders can be your best friend. They eat other insects that you might not want crawling around your home. But, some species are dangerous and can cause harm to your family. That’s why, here at Miller Pest & Termite, we included brown recluse elimination and black widow removal as part of our pest control—no additional packages needed. Our team of exterminators even goes the extra mile by sweeping cobwebs around your home at the end of your service. Types of spiders that are common in the Midwest are:
The brown recluse spider is an unusual arachnid. Whereas most spiders have eight eyes, the recluse only has six. While they don’t typically attack humans, if provoked they may lash out to protect themselves—but they can take any movement in their vicinity as a threat.
The brown recluse is a pretty easy spider to identify. It has a violin-shaped marking on its body that’s always a deeper brown than the rest of its body. If the spider isn’t brown or if the legs are a darker shade of brown than the body, it’s not a brown recluse.
The brown recluse will rarely just “crawl” into your home, they prefer to ride in on boxes or furniture from other infested areas. A female brown recluse only needs to mate once in her entire life to continue to produce eggs, producing 150 or more young in a given year. All your home needs is just one female spider to hitchhike its way into your home for you to have an infestation on your hands.
Because the brown recluse is venomous, we don’t recommend you handle an infestation yourself. Successful remediation of brown recluse spiders also needs a multi-pronged approach, treatment methods that focus on one method of control, such as just spraying, won’t work. If you see brown recluse spiders in your home, give Miller a call today at 515-518-8864.
Not all spiders in the widow category are black. But, the adult females of the three major species are almost always shiny and black with the familiar red hourglass shape on their backs. Male black widows aren’t considered dangerous but the bite of a female, often described as a “pin-prick” sensation, contains a venom that can be painful to humans. Children, the sick, and the elderly should be especially careful around black widow spiders.
Unlike the brown recluse, the black widow would much rather run away than fight a potential attacker. Most bites occur when the black widow has been touched or pinned against something. For safe removal, contact Miller Pest & Termite today by calling us at 515-518-8864 or contacting us online!
No matter the extent of your infestation, our pest exterminators will provide you with a customized treatment that will effectively eliminate your infestation. Our treatment follows a simple process:
With the investment of our regular services, you will be guaranteed a pest-free home, all year. Our ongoing treatments include the removal of cobwebs and wasps nests during each visit, as well as free rodent bait stations. Call us today to set up a customized treatment plan tailored to your schedule at 515-518-8864!
Carpet beetles, while not directly harmful to humans, can cause you a great deal of frustration. If your home has a carpet beetle infestation, you might find small holes chewed in your clothing or other fabrics around your home, like couches or drapes.
There are many different species of carpet beetles that call the Midwest home, but typically we get calls about two: the black carpet beetles and the varied carpet beetle. The easiest way to tell the difference between them is their coloring. The black carpet beetle is black and shiny while the varied carpet beetle is splotched with black, brown, white, and yellow coloring. The adults typically prefer to live outside in wooded areas but are attracted to the lights our homes give off. They’ll slip into your home and lay their eggs near food sources. Once the larvae hatch, they’ll turn your home into a feast!
If you need to know how to get rid of carpet beetles, our team of expert exterminators at Miller Pest & Termite is here to help! Give us a call today at 515-518-8864 or contact us online to get started.
No matter the severity of the situation, you can trust Miller Pest & Termite to take care of the pests that are a nuisance in or around your home. We also employ an entomologist on-staff so we always know what’s bugging you.
With the knowledge that your exterminator has undergone rigorous training and testing, we hope you entrust us with the task of protecting your home.
Miller Pest & Termite provides services covered by warranty and performed by experienced exterminators who are certified, bonded, insured, and qualified to eradicate pests and termites from your home or business. We take great pride in not only providing effective services but also informing all of our customers with knowledge on how we do our job.
We’re so confident in the services our pest control technicians provide that we offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee. If you’re ever not completely satisfied, let us know. We will happily return to your home within 24-48 hours to retreat any problem areas -- at no extra cost! With dedicated professionals and a 4.9-star rating, you can trust us to get the job done.
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