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Benton, Hot Springs and Little Rock as well as all of Arkansas is home to many pests. Learn more about the common insects and rodents we service by clicking on the pest image or link below.
Ants are social insects that typically live in large colonies generally underground. In Arkansas, there are several species of ants but the types most likely to be a nuisance are the odorous house ant and the fire ant.
Bed bugs are parasitic insects that are enjoying resurgence after several years’ dormancy. An adult bed bug is reddish-brown in color and has a flattened oval shape appearance.
The brown recluse spider is a native to Arkansas and ranges in size from ¼ to ¾ of an inch in length. They are light to dark brown in color with a well-known brown violin marking. In fact this distinct characteristic has also led to these spiders being called fiddlebacks and violin spiders.
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 smokeybrown cockroach.
Ants are social insects that typically live in large colonies generally underground. In Arkansas, there a several species of ants, but fire ants are aggressive and on the rise.
Fleas are insects that feed on the blood of humans and animals and one of the most commonly encountered pests. Typically brownish black to black in color, fleas become reddish black when filled with blood.
Flies are one of the most common household pests and are just as likely to inhabit commercial facilities. These insects are characterized by having a single set of wings and are typically 1/8 inch or larger and range in color from dull tan to black, depending on the type of fly.
Indian meal moths are part of the group of pests known as pantry pests because they commonly infest cereal, grain products and other foods commonly found in our pantries.
The house mosquito is actually a type of fly with a thin body, thin wings and long legs. The male mosquito does not have mouthparts that pierce and will consume nectar like other insects.
While there are several types of rodents, mice and rats are the most recognized and the ones most likely to enter structures in search of food, water and shelter.
Although spiders are often considered insects, they are actually arachnids and are characterized by having eight legs, no wings or antennae and feed on insects.
Arkansas is home to many stinging insects including bees, hornets and wasps and while they are often considered bothersome pests they can also be dangerous.
Eastern subterranean termites are the most common species of termite in Arkansas and are insects that feed on cellulose from leaf litter, wood, soil and dung. Termites live in colonies that can be populated by as many as two million termites.
Ticks are small oval shaped insects that feed on the blood of non-domesticated wildlife such as fox, deer, mice and raccoons. Some species are known vectors of lyme disease.
Wildlife such as opossums, raccoons, squirrels, feral cats and skunks are often considered nuisance and potentially dangerous animals to have residing on your property.
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