Pest Prevention Tips For Lubbock Homeowners
February 22, 2023
Every year hundreds of homeowners all over Texas turn to pest control specialists to remove various pests from their homes and property. From multiple rodent species to hundreds of different insects, arachnids, and anthropoids, each aiming to become your new roommate, build a lovely comfortable nest in your home, and surround themselves with hundreds of their biting, scratching, disease-carrying offspring.
In Texas, we enjoy a supremely diverse ecosystem, with thousands of different species of animals and insects; but around Lubbock, you're likely to encounter the following culprits attempting to break into your home:
- Subterranean, drywood, and Formosan termites
- Norway and roof rats
- Deer and house mice
- 20 species of scorpions
- Spiders of over 100 different types, including the dangerous brown recluse and black widow
- Various species of ants
- 12 types of flies
- Multiple types of mosquitoes
Regardless of the type or species of pests invading your Lubbock home, making you miserable, sharing your home with them is not only inconvenient but often dangerous.
Let's take a closer look at what you can do to keep these creatures out of your home, the common reasons for pest infestations and how to prevent them, and if prevention doesn't do the trick, where to find reliable pest control in Lubbock.
Pest Control Is A Year-Round Task In Lubbock
In most nontropical areas of the world, there is such a thing as a mosquito or fly season. Thanks to the relatively warm winters we enjoy in our part of Texas, that concept does not seem to apply to us. Bugs slow down some, but with daytime highs in the mid-50s, they do not hibernate or take a break, so neither do we. Add to that the constant pressure from mice and rats trying to get into your home, and it's obvious that homeowners in Texas do not get breaks from fighting off pest infestations.
In Lubbock, fighting pest infestations is a 12-month-a-year job.
Pest Infestations Can Happen To Even The Cleanest Homes
If you believe urban legends and old wives' tales, bugs, especially cockroaches and bed bugs, are attracted to homes that need major cleaning and organizing; these tales are far from reality. In most cases, a pest infestation is simply a case of bad luck combined with easy access.
Bugs and rodents are interested in your house for two simple reasons; easy access to food and a pleasant, comfortable environment to set up camp. A cluttered and disorganized house definitely helps by providing convenient hiding spaces, but most Lubbock pests will do just fine without too much clutter.
Subterranean termites, for instance, won't ever see the inside of your home, coming up into the walls from underground and happily spending most of their life tunneling through the lumber that makes up the structure of your house. Bed bugs, the common cause for the dirty house legend, do not travel on their own at all and have no choice about which home they end up in. Over the millennia, they've evolved to hitchhike on a host or an object they're hiding on and then find a suitable blood donor wherever they end up.
The best way to ensure your home will not be dealing with an infestation is to remove whatever attracts the pests and make sure there is no pathway for them to get inside your walls. Adding an inspection by a reputable pest control specialist will also serve as additional insurance against pests.
The Stress-Free Way To Your Pest-Free Home In Lubbock
At EnviroGuard, we've spent over 40 years providing quality pest control solutions in Lubbock and surrounding areas. We're intimately familiar with the types of pests in our region and the best ways to get rid of them.
If you're worried about pest infestations, give us a call today to get started and to learn more about our residential and commercial pest control services in Lubbock.