Pest Control Prosper, TX
Every city in Texas has a unique culture, geography, and economy. The state is an excellent choice for raising a family and building a new life. However, Texas’ warm climate serves as an excellent breeding ground for common pests all year. And if you live in Prosper, Texas you need to keep an eye out for these destructive and unwanted guests.
Our team at Stampede Pest Control can help you by providing child and pet-friendly pest control products and services. We also offer a separate line of organic pest control options that are highly effective and affordable. Whether you want a one-time or ongoing year-round service, we’ve you covered. Give us a call now for a free quote, and we guarantee that we’ll get rid of the pests!
Why hire a professional pest control company in Prosper, TX?
Hiring reliable pest control experts is the most effective and fastest way to eliminate pests. A professional company like ours can offer guaranteed treatments, peace of mind, high standards, and organic options.
Furthermore, we have friendly, uniformed staff that can solve your pest problems—no need to buy and handle chemicals yourself. If you sign up for a year-round plan, you can call anytime in between treatments if there are any pests. We will eliminate the problem and treat your home again at no additional cost.
Organic Pest Control
We offer organic pest control solutions which are completely child and pet friendly. These treatments include powerful essential oils that can kill and keep pests away from your house. We can also capture them without using any pesticides or chemicals— instead, we’ll leverage traps and barriers. Rest assured that our skilled technicians will guide you every step of the way, from inspection to consultation.
Residential Pest Control In Prosper, Texas
There are few things more unsettling than having pests in your home. Fortunately, at Stampede we have been helping homeowners with guaranteed and affordable residential pest control for over a decade.
Our family-owned pest company offers one-time treatments and ongoing pest management. We serve thousands of homeowners throughout Prosper and the greater Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex area. Call us now to learn more about our residential pest control packages. Our one-time treatments are safe, effective, and we perform a detailed inspection to identify all issues prior to spraying.
With our year-round pest management program, we protect your home from seasonal and common pests all year. These include roaches, rodents, spiders, and more. And if you notice any signs of pests in between treatments, we come back at no additional cost because you’re covered by our guarantee at all times.
Considering signing up? Give us a call now to speak with a professional.
Commercial Pest Control In Prosper, TX
Stampede handles commercial pest problems of all shapes and sizes and has been for more than a decade. We service businesses in all industries, including restaurants, schools, factories, hospitality, retail, offices, daycares, and more throughout the greater Dallas Fort-Worth Metroplex.
Our commercial pest process includes:
We perform a thorough inspection to determine the pests’ location, what kinds of pests are present, and how they’re entering your building.
Customized treatment plan
At Stampede, we know every venture is unique and different. Thus, a standard plan won’t address all potential problems. We make plans based on every business to ensure the pest problems are handled properly.
We spray using specialized tools and techniques to target and exterminate the pests quickly and effectively. And we guarantee our work.
After the treatment, we monitor the area to make sure the pests and infestations are completely gone. Moreover, we take steps to ensure that you won’t be a target again in the future.
As part of our year-round commercial pest plan, we come back as often as needed to re-treat the location. During the inspection process, your technician will assess how often you will need treatments. We come back in any interval necessary to ensure you never have pests. With each treatment, our specialist will also re-inspect and evaluate effectiveness. If there are any changes, we’re immediately on top of it.
Rodent Control In Prosper, TX
Having mice, rats, and other rodents inside your home is a huge health risk. Not only do they contaminate food and surfaces, but they also damage structures and transmit serious illnesses to humans. Furthermore, rats leave a scent trail, letting others know that your house is an excellent place to live in. If you suspect an infestation give us a call immediately. If you’re not sure, keep an eye out for these signs:
- Rodent Droppings
- Foul Odor
- Chew Marks
- Musky Odor (this grows stronger as the infestation worsens)
- The rotting odor from dead rodents in isolated areas
- Small holes in thin walls or materials
- Grease marks on baseboards and other areas where rodents may be passing by often
You can discourage rodents from invading your home by removing water, food sources, sealing entry points, and cleaning potential nest sites such as gutters— especially during the rodent season.
Fall and winter are when you’ll notice more rodents. As the temperature drops, they look for warm, dry areas inside homes and businesses. This may not seem alarming at first until you realize that every female mouse can give birth to up to 60 pups each year— rats can have around 24.
If you see a single rodent around your home, call Stampede immediately. Our pest control specialists can trap and bait them out of your property. We’ll also quickly perform exclusion pest control to ensure other rodents can’t find their way into your home.
Termite Control In Prosper, TX
Every year, termites cause billions in damages that aren’t covered by insurance. These pests enter homes in several ways, including burrowing underground or swarming. Once they’ve entered, they begin to breed quickly and they often go undetected for several years. Termites may have already inflicted significant structural damage to your property by the time you notice them. If your house hasn’t undergone treatment in the last 5 years, it’s vulnerable to infestation.
Signs of a termite infestation:
Termites build small tunnels or “mud tubes” around their nests to access food sources more conveniently. Their mud tubes act as little highways that maintain moisture and prevent the termites from drying out or being exposed to sunlight. Mud tubes are most often found in basements and underneath homes and they can run over the ground or up walls. If you see these, the termites have probably been there for a while and you need a termite treatment as soon as possible.
If you see a termite swarm around your property, there is most likely a well-established colony living near you. Swarmers come out in the spring in search of mates and a new home to establish a new colony. They resemble flying ants and if your attic or any other area on your house has openings for them to enter, you’re at risk for an infestation.
Soon after termite swarmers, or alates, leave their colony to start nesting, they shed their wings. You may find these wings on window sills or other outdoor surfaces. If you do find these discarded wings, there’s a strong possibility that you have a termite colony nearby on your property.
Chewed up wood
Termite droppings look like chewed up wood or coffee grounds and are usually piled along the edges and corners of rooms.
If there are any broken and leaking pipes causing damp wood, you want to handle that as soon as possible. Damp wood makes your home very attractive to termites as most of them need to stay moist (hence why they build mud tubes). Additionally, make sure there is no wood to soil contact around your home and that there are no fallen trees or stumps hanging around your property.
Most importantly, monitor your area for termite activity. Our professional pest control experts can help and guide you in the right direction. Call us about proactive treatment options including inspections.
Spiders In Prosper, TX
While most spiders are not dangerous, they are not the most comfortable creatures to have around your home— and we have plenty of them in Prosper! Here are some of the most common spiders we have in the area:
Wolf spiders can grow up to 35 mm in length and are typically tan, grey, or black with dark markings. Their coloring is instant camouflage, keeping them safe from predators, especially when they hunt at night.
Many species in this spider family don’t spin webs instead, they hunt down their prey. Wolf spiders eat other spiders, grasshoppers, crickets, and other small invertebrates. Sometimes, they even consume small frogs and lizards.
These spiders are venomous but are not toxic to human beings. They produce venom to paralyze their prey, which is usually small, crawling insects.
Have you spotted a wolf spider inside your house? It probably entered through a small opening around your windows or doors. When inside structures, these creatures prefer to hide in closets, garages, and cellars.
Brown recluses are a bit bigger than other spiders. Their size ranges from 1/4-inch to 3/4-inch, but their long legs make them appear even larger. They are brown, with a violin-shaped mark on the front half of their bodies.
The brown recluse is one of the most venomous spiders in the United States— its venom is toxic to cells and tissues. In severe cases, it can even damage deeper tissues. But death and serious complications are rare.
The good news is these spiders are shy and non-aggressive— and prefer hiding in dry, dark, undisturbed areas. Outdoors, they live under logs and woodpiles. However, they occasionally find their way inside homes and settle in isolated areas like basements and storage closets.
Brown recluse spiders feed on many types of insects. These spiders don’t use their web to catch prey— they are excellent active hunters. Once it spots a potential meal, the spider attacks the victim quickly and paralyzes it. The prey may remain alive for many days until the spider decides to eat it.
You can easily distinguish black widow spiders because of the red hourglass-shaped mark on their abdomen. Females are shiny black, with that famous hourglass design on their abdomen’s underside, and are about 1.5 inches long. Males, which are often killed by the females after mating, are half the female’s size. They have pairs of white and red stripes on the sides of their abdomen. These spiders are often found outside, around woodpiles.
Are you worried about attracting black widows inside your home? Your home has the potential to develop an infestation if it already has an insect problem. Black widows consume small creatures like flies and ants— an open window or door is an invitation to begin hunting.
Once they find their way indoors, they prefer to hide in dry, dark places like basements and barns. Sometimes, you can find them in unused shoes and blankets. Ensure that your yard is clean and in good condition to prevent them from getting close to your property.
Black widows are venomous, and their bites can be fatal to the elderly and small children— you wouldn’t want to come across one and get bitten. However, most people outside that age group recover without serious health complications.
If you are concerned about spiders on your property, call us now to get advice and guidance in protecting your home.
Reclaiming Your Yard & Controlling Mosquitoes In Prosper, TX
Prosper Texas is a beautiful habitat for mosquitoes. Located near the larger Dallas Fort-Worth Metropolitan area, it maintains regular rain and high humidity in the summer. And with Prosper more than doubling in size over the last decade as an affordable commuter town with easy access to the Dallas Fort-Worth area, mosquitoes are becoming more noticeable and more prevalent.
Unfortunately, mosquitoes aren’t just a nuisance. They can carry lots of viruses, including West Nile and Zika. With just one bite from the wrong mosquito, you or your family members can suffer from these serious illnesses. They thrive in locations with hot weather and high humidity levels. You’ll often see them around standing water sources because that’s where they breed.
Here are some tips that you can follow to reduce mosquito problems:
- Trim shrubs and bushes where mosquitoes commonly hide during the heat of the day
- Remove or treat standing water
- Use Off or some other spray in areas with lots of mosquitoes
- Call a professional pest control company
Some helpful plants to have in your yard:
- Citronella Grass
If you have a mosquito problem, follow the steps above. You can also give us a call for our affordable mosquito treatments.