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Pest Control In Plain City, UT

With under 10,000 residents, Plain City has a small-town feel that dates all the way back to the 1850s. While there’s plenty of charm that comes with living in a small, rural area like Plain City, there are also plenty of pest problems. 

Your home and business are always at risk for a pest infestation in Plain City, but Mountain West Pest can help. Here’s what local residents should know about residential pest control, our commercial services, why mosquitoes return for the spring and summer, and why you should call Weber County pest control about rodents on your property.

Residential Pest Control In Plain City

Whether it’s cockroaches, bed bugs, rodents, or even mosquitoes, your Plain City home is always at risk for pests – but home pest control at Mountain West Pest can help. 

Our goal isn’t just to eliminate pests from your home. We’re a locally-owned company, and we strive to provide our customers with top-notch customer service and treatments that improve their quality of life. That’s why our home pest control plans include features like:

  • A free quote for all of our pest services
  • A thorough inspection of your property
  • A customized treatment plan designed to meet your needs
  • An effective initial treatment that’ll flush out any pest problems you have
  • Back-to-back services and quarterly services to continue keeping pests away
  • Free reservices if your pest problems return during treatments

If your struggling with pests in your Plain City home, Mountain West Pest is the answer.

Commercial Pest Control In Plain City

A pest problem is nothing but damaging for your commercial property or business in Plain City. It only takes one infestation to drive away customers or sully your business’ good reputation – and as a locally-owned business ourselves, we understand this more than anyone. 

With our commercial pest control services, you’ll get all the perks you’d get with our residential services – like free quotes, thorough inspection, and follow-up treatments. The most common facilities that we service include: 

  • HOAs
  • Multi-family homes
  • Retail stores
  • Hospitals and doctor’s offices
  • Restaurants

If you are looking for quality pest control in Plain City, reach out to Mountain West Pest. 

Mosquitoes Return To Plain City For The Spring And Summer

If it seems like mosquitoes won’t leave your backyard all summer, that’s because mosquito season tends to typically last for the entire summer – including August. 

Keep in mind that many types of mosquitoes tend to be more active during dawn and dusk, so if you’re also out and about during these hours, you may run a higher risk of mosquito bites. What attracts mosquitoes? It’s not a coincidence that the mosquitoes seem so drawn to the water sources in your yard. In fact, mosquitoes love the water because standing or stagnant water is the ideal place for them to lay their eggs. 

Depending on the source of standing water, some mosquitoes may lay their eggs on debris or leaves floating in the standing water, while others lay their eggs directly in the water and let the eggs float to the surface when it’s time to hatch. 

For this reason, swamps, marshes, and wetlands tend to attract more mosquitoes, but these pests don’t need an entire lake to lay their eggs. In Plain City, mosquitoes can lay their eggs in almost any standing water source – whether it’s a bird bath, a trash can lid that’s collected rainwater, a decorative pond, or even your flooded gutters.

Even if you don’t directly have a standing water source in your backyard, a nearby water source, like a creek, could still attract mosquitoes to your property. 

Why You Should Call The Pros About Rodents On Your Plain City Property

When they first spot rats or mice in their home, a lot of homeowners want to solve the problem on their own. Unfortunately, DIY rodent treatments or home remedies aren’t as effective as they may promise to be – and here’s why. 

You may hear mothballs advertised as a popular remedy for getting rid of rodents. Homeowners will place mothballs in areas where there’s higher rodent activity, like around cracks and crevices in your basement or attic. Many people believe mothballs work because they contain naphthalene, which makes it impossible for blood cells to carry oxygen. Mothballs may have enough of this compound to deter or repel moths, but there’s not enough inside of them to get rid of rodents. In fact, the number of mothballs you’d need to repel rodents would put a dangerous amount of naphthalene in the air for humans and pets too. 

Another common approach is using essential oils. You can soak cotton balls in peppermint oil and place them around areas where rodents may enter your home. Some people believe the potent aroma of peppermint oil will deter rodents due to their sensitive noses – but peppermint oil has little to no effect on mice and rats. Ultimately, DIY solutions just won’t get the job done – if you think you have rodents, mosquitoes, or any other pest hanging around your Plain City property, contact the pros at Mountain West Pest as soon as possible.