Plano Residents' Complete Guide To Residential Pest Control


How often do you deal with pests inside your Plano home? Has it become a daily occurrence to squish ants in your kitchen or listen to your walls because you think there are rodents in there? If so, now is your chance to take some time and put in place some helpful home pest control strategies. Here is everything you should know about pests here in Plano and what methods work best to keep them out of your home.

Types Of Pests That Commonly Invade Plano Homes

Plano is no stranger to pest problems. There are thousands of species of problematic creatures that live in our area and regularly cause problems in and around homes. Here is a basic description of a few common pests that you might find indoors.

  • Ants are small social insects that live in large colonies and sometimes invade homes to find food and moisture. Some species will even take shelter inside wall voids and other secluded areas.
  • Spiders have eight legs and are mostly solitary pests. They feed on other pests like insects, arthropods, and other arachnids. Spiders mainly invade homes to hunt or catch their prey.
  • Fleas are very small insects that feed on the blood of humans and animals. These pests are carried indoors by pets, birds, rodents, and bats and thrive when they have people and pets to bite.
  • Ticks are tiny bulbous arachnids that feed on blood. These pests ride in on both humans and animals and will sometimes consume blood for over 48 hours before dropping off a host.
  • Rodents are furry, long-tailed critters that chew and squeeze their way into area homes. Mice and rats are two types of rodents that love living indoors and even prefer it over surviving out in nature.
  • Cockroaches are flat, oval-shaped, dirty insects. These pests invade homes and stick to tight, greasy spaces like the undersides of ovens.
  • Bed bugs are hitchhiking pests that ride in on items into homes and feed on people while they sleep. These pests are incredibly difficult to identify and even harder to control.

The Dangers Pests Can Bring To Homes

Many pests pose threats to human health. Rodents and cockroaches spread diseases off their dirty bodies and through their fecal droppings and urine. Fleas and ticks get people sick with their bites and spread several diseases including Lyme disease and murine typhus. Wasps, bees, and some species of ants sting their victims and release painful venom into their bodies. Spiders are similar, but use their fangs instead of a stinger to hurt their victims. 

Natural Pest-Prevention Tips

If you are looking for ways to keep pests out of your home, one option is DIY all-natural home pest control. What are some good all-natural home pest control steps you can use around your home? Here are some to try today.

  • Make sure your home’s exterior is properly sealed.
  • Address moisture issues.
  • Eliminate food sources.
  • Keep your home and yard clean and tidy.
  • Store all leftover food inside air-tight containers.
  • Make sure your trash cans have tight-fitting lids.

The Best Form Of Pest Protection For Your Home

There is only so much that home pest control can do to keep you safe from pests. If you are looking for the most effective option to protect you and your family from dangerous pests, you need a good residential pest control service provider. At DANCAN The Pest Control Expert, your pest control needs give us the chance to show you why our community chooses us above the competition. 

Contact us today if you have any questions about local pests or if you are ready to get your home the pest control it needs to stay protected year-round.