At Reno Pest Control Pros, we have been providing emergency pest control services in Reno, Sparks, Carson City, and throughout western Nevada for several years now. To get a feel for which pests tend to cause the most trouble in Washoe County and across all of the communities that we serve, we went back through our history of emergency service calls to categorize which emergency pest control service calls were for which pests.
Our findings are that unfortunately for homeowners or business owners like you, the Reno area has a wide variety of pest populations that can infest your home or business and require professional extermination. When we ran the numbers, here is the data that we got:
As you can see, bed bugs are the most common type of pest that we do emergency pest control service calls for. We offer heat treatments and steam treatments for bed bugs, which effectively kill entire infestations of bed bugs in quick treatments of the affected areas.
Termites are common pests everywhere, including in northwest Nevada. We offer termite prevention and termite extermination solutions with termiticides that are tested and proven to destroy entire colonies.
Stinging insects are also a pretty common pest in the Reno area. We break them down by four basic types (bees, wasps, hornets, and yellow jackets) based on their scientific classifications to implement industry-standard best practices. When taken together as a group, their presence poses a significant concern to homeowners.
Stinging insects have access to numerous water sources in the area. They thrive in the Truckee River, Lake Stanley, Silver Lake, White Lake, Sparks Marina Park Lake, Alexander Lake, Tracy Pond, Boynton Slough, Dry Creek, and numerous other reservoirs and water sources. Stinging insects spread from there and are easily attracted to all sorts of water sources.
These water sources are also why we get numerous service calls for mosquitoes. Mosquitoes total a surprising 11% of our emergency calls. They are capable of breeding quickly in all sorts of natural water sources and traveling on people or pets to new destinations and water sources.
Spider problems are also surprisingly common, composing an 8% of our emergency pest control service calls. Reno is home to many species of spiders, and their bites can sting. Some spiders, such as the brown recluse spider or the black widow spider, are capable of poisonous bites. Their bites can be a serious health and safety threat, especially to small children, the elderly, or the immunocompromised.
Ants are another common pest that total 13% of our emergency service calls. They can seemingly get into anywhere, but general pest control can build a perimeter to treat anthills as they develop before they can pose a threat to homeowners and business owners like you.
Anyways, without further ado, here is our final breakdown of several years of emergency service call data: