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Most Common Type of Pests in Arkansas

Living in Arkansas comes with its advantages, such as beautiful mountains, lakes, and all around gorgeous views. You are never too far from the city but you are just close enough to the country as well. With those beautiful views and convenient locations comes one major downfall that can be a total turnoff to this gorgeous southern state. The pests that we share our home with. While it seems that we have all kinds of wildlife living among us in Arkansas, we have a few pesky pests that steal the show.

Termites

Eastern subterranean termites are the most common type of termite in Arkansas. They are insects that feed on cellulose from leaf litter, wood, soil and dung. Termites live underground in colonies that have as many as two million inhabitants. They travel through small mud tubes to avoid exposure to the open air. Termites in Arkansas are bad year round. They show up most heavily in these months

  • March
  • April
  • August
  • November
  • December

So just whenever you think you may catch a break, they are building colonies in your home again. Unless of course you get ahead of the game by calling Mccauley Services.
While termites do not cause any harm to people or pets, they do cause a lot of damage to your home. We suggest signing up for a treatment plan as soon as you can to avoid the cost of replacing boards on your home or even having to completely renovate due to foundation problems in the future.

Mosquitos

Mosquitos are one pests that we are all very aware of. They do not discriminate by age or gender or anything at all when it comes to who their next prey will be. There is nothing more uncomfortable than being covered in mosquito bites throughout these warmer months

  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September

Temperatures drive insect populations and their highest reproductive stages. Year round protection is the most effective tool against Mosquito populations. Consider our Misting System and our Gold Program to protect yourself and your family from mosquitos.

Fire Ants

Fire ants are small, aggressive ants. They’re easy to recognize by their coppery-brown head and body and darker colored abdomen. Worker fire ants can vary from 1/8th of an inch to 1/4th of an inch in length and have a life span of about 1 month. Their colonies are large and can consist of up to 500,000 ants. Fire ants are most notorious for their stinging behavior. Unlike other small ants, this type of ant attacks, often by the hundreds, when their colony or food source is in jeopardy. A single fire ant can sting several times, leaving their victim covered in painful, red welts.

Fire ants are incredibly aggressive and their sting is painful for days on end. You do not want your kids to get into a fire ant pile. They are most active during these months

  • March
  • April
  • July
  • August
  • November
  • December

Fire ants are a tough pest to get rid of. Killing ants that are foraging in or around your property is not an effective method of fire ant control. Wiping out the entire colony, including the queen is essential if you want to get rid of fire ants. Contacting McCauley Services is the ideal way to get rid of fire ants. We offer effective ant control in Arkansas that is sure to eradicate the entire pest problem.If you have a fire ant infestation you are in luck because McCauley Services has almost 40 years of experience and can get rid of them for good.

Asian Lady Beetles

Asian lady beetles are found living throughout Arkansas, inside of homes and other properties, they are considered to be a nuisance pest. Adult Asian lady beetles are usually red in color, although they can sometimes be orangish, or yellowish in color. They have unique black spots on their bodies and an “M” shaped mark located behind the head. The Asian lady beetle’s body is distinctively dome-shaped, they have a short antenna, and their head can tuck partly or completely underneath their neckline.

While Asian Lady Beetles are not dangerous in any way, they tend to completely take over the spaces they come in contact with and will make your home their home. They are most active in the following months

  • March
  • April
  • July
  • August
  • November
  • December

We at Mccauley Services can protect your home from being taken over.

Cockroaches

Cockroaches can come into your home from any sort of outside source where there is food. For example, they come in on grocery bags, trash, leftover food, etc. They also like to come in through the plumbing, sewer lines, any easy small entrance. There are thousands of species of cockroaches in the world but in Arkansas we consider three species to be nuisance pests. They are the American cockroach, German cockroach and the Smoky Brown cockroach.

While Asian Lady Beetles are not dangerous in any way, they tend to completely take over the spaces they come in contact with and will make your home their home. They are most active in the following months

American cockroach

  • Color: Reddish-Brown
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Light colored edges to the body and wings that appear longer than the body
  • Length: 1 to 1 ½ inches

German cockroach

German cockroaches can become pregnant and hundreds of other cockroaches will take over your home.

  • Color: Light Brown
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Dark lengthwise strips on the head

Smoky brown cockroach

  • Color: Brownish-Black
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Well developed wings that stretch to the tip of the abdomen
  • Length: 1 to 2 inches

Your Neighborhood Pest Control

While there are a few pests that are more active in Arkansas than others, we have an abundance of wildlife and pests that disturb our day to day life. When you google pest control in Arkansas you’ll find McCauley Services and see our 5 star reviews. We are the premiere pest control company in Central Arkansas and no matter what pest problem you are having, we offer customized contracts to meet your needs and expectations so our prices reflect that. When you contact our office we can provide you a general price range. For many pests, we recommend a free inspection. We’ll be happy to send out one of our representatives to investigate your concerns. Contact us today to get started.

 

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