Reno Area Pests

Voles are small rodents that resemble mice, moles, shrews, or gophers. They’re cute, but are definitely pests to lawns, gardens & orchards. Voles will eat nuts & fruits, but they thrive on small plants.  They burrow under the plants and eat away at the roots until the plant dies. They’ll also eat the roots & bark of [...]

Mosquitoes are small fly-like insects whom have a tube-like mouth part they use to pierce their hosts skin to consume their blood. In passing from host to host, some carry serious diseases & harmful infections which makes them the deadliest animal on the planet. There are many different species of Mosquitoes and they all breed & lay [...]

Termites feed on dead plant material such as soil, wood, insulation, paper, books and animal dung therefore Termites can cause serious damage to crops, forests & buildings.             A termite colony can consists of only a couple hundred members up to several million. All colonies have a king & queen that [...]

Nevada has 23 protected native species of bats. Our bats are primarily insect eaters whom consume flies, mosquitoes, grasshoppers, moths, beetles, etc. Each bat will consume about 1,000 small insects per night. Bats will usually avoid contact with humans or other animals & they only bite out of self defense therefore they should not be handled. [...]

Pigeons are a harmless animal, but their presence can cause quite a nuisance. They are commonly referred to as a “rat with wings”. A Pigeons diet mainly consists of seeds & fruit therefore they can be found where there is an abundance of this resource. However they will also consume any littered food left by [...]

Wolf Spiders are the most abundant spider in the US. Wolf Spiders usually live alone & have excellent eye sight. They hunt during the day & night by pouncing on their prey & they will sometimes chase it over short distances. They can reach a speed of 2 feet per second. Wolf Spiders make their [...]

A Silverfish is a small wingless insect with a fish like appearance as it moves. They are harmless to humans, but can cause damage. Silverfish are agile runners whom avoid light and can live for 2-8 years. A female can lay up to 60 eggs at a time which usually hatch between 2 weeks & 2 months. [...]

Yellow Jackets are the most predatory wasps in our area. This species is aggressive & has a small barbed stinger that they will use repeatedly, which releases a venom that some humans are allergic to. If stung we recommend you seek medical treatment as a precaution. Yellow Jackets usually make an appearance during late August [...]

Unfortunately , due to the beneficiality of Bees, we do not handle them. If you do have a Bee infestation, a Bee Keeper can extract the nest from your home. We recommend Henry Ross 775-473-5200 Or 530-249-1076.

The house mouse is the most common & troublesome pest in the United States. They can cause damage to your building structure & health. The House Mouse is a small rodent that’s usually no more than 4 inches in size and they are usually brown or grey although black or white is not uncommon. Males & [...]