When you have a pests in your home call Western Exterminating Co. We will get rid of your pests problems. We exterminate all types of pests from mosquitoes, spiders, cockroaches, scorpions, ants, termites, wasps, mice and rats.
Mosquitoes are a vector agent that carries disease-causing viruses and parasites from person to person without exhibiting symptoms themselves. You shouldn’t have to be at the mercy of these annoying insects. Western Exterminating offers a revolutionary automatic system that effectively eliminates mosquitoes and other biting insects from your yard. Give us a call for a free estimate!
Spiders are eight legged pests and are not insects. Two are a real problem for people in the Fort Worth/Dallas area. This is a Black Widow. The Black Widow female is the one that is poisonous to humans and is easily identified by her shiny black abdomen and reddish hourglass or triangular markings, on the underside of the abdomen. Call us to schedule treatments.
The Brown Recluse is very common, in the Metroplex area. They are light brown with a dark brown violin marking on the top of the head. They have a small body with long legs. It is very important to control these pests. Call us for identification and/or to schedule treatments.
The American cockroach is also sometimes called a water bug, flying water bug and, in some areas of the South, the palmetto bug. It is the largest of the common species, growing to 1 1/4 inches or more in length. It is reddish-brown, with a pale brown or yellow border on the upper surface of the pronotum.
Oriental roaches are large roaches that are not very common insects in the Fort Worth/Dallas area. They are more common in west Texas. They can often be found around decaying organic matter, and in sewers, drains, damp basements, porches, and other damp locations. They can be found outside in bushes, under leaf groundcover, under mulch, and around other damp places outdoors.
Smoky Brown Roach adults are a little over 1 inch long, and both sexes have wings that are longer than the abdomen. They are very dark mahogany in color; no light markings appear on the pronotum (below the head). These are very prevalent throughout our area. They live outdoors, in attics and inside structures.
Scorpions are very common in the Fort Worth/Dallas Metroplex. They live outdoors under rocks, ground cover, rubbish and shrub beds. Scorpions wander into structures and then live in closets, in shoes, around plumbing chases and any areas that afford them harborage.
Ants are the number one home invader in Fort Worth and North Texas. These ants range from odorous house ants, Pharaoh ants, argentine ants, carpenter ants or acrobot ants nesting in wall voids, rotted wood, window framing, and other spaces. Some symptoms you may have are frass that may look like coffee grounds or sawdust. If fire ants have taken over your lawn, Western can reclaim it for you. With our Fire Ant quarterly program we will provide your initial baiting service FREE. A free service and a fire ant free lawn – GUARANTEED!
Whether it’s baiting or barrier treatments, Western has the right solution to protect your home or business from damaging termites. The most common form in the Dallas Ft. Worth area is the subterranean Termites which feed on the cellulose of wood, paper or plant material. Most of the termites in this picture are worker termites that do all the damage. The ones shown with larger dark heads are the soldier termites.
The most common tick, in the Fort Worth/Dallas area, is the brown dog tick. These are hard ticks. Ticks may carry such diseases as the Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Lyme disease, typhus and others. Springtail is often mistaken for a flea. They feed on decaying matter rather than blood. They rarely bite humans. They are often found around sources of moisture such as sinks, tubs, toilets and showers. They will invate the home by the thousands.
Fleas are insects, agile, usually dark in color, wingless insect with tube-like mouth-parts adapted to feeding on the blood of their host. Their legs are long and they can jump vertically up to 7 inches and horizontally up to 13 inches.
Earwig is a pest that is common in the Fort Worth/Dallas area. They prefer to live outdoors, but they wander inside and forget how to get back out. They are easily recognized by their pinchers or forceps on the back of their abdomen. They feed on most anything – including plant material, decay, dead animal matter.
Silverfish may feed on many foods in your pantry or kitchen, but they will also feed on fibers, linen, glue, paste, paper and dead insects.
Cicada killer wasps are large, solitary, ground dwelling, predatory wasps. They are so named because they hunt cicadas and provision their nests with them, after stinging and paralyzing them.Honey bee are more voident nesters. They like to nest in trees, eve of a building or home, in the attic or chimney. Give Western a call.Wasp or yellow jacket nest around door overhangs, eves, windows and light fictures as well as in bushes and shrubs. Western can take care of these stinging pests.
The Roof Rat or black rat (Rattus rattus) is a common long-tailed rodent. Despite its name, the black rat exhibits several color forms. They eat a wide range of foods, including seeds, fruit, stems, leaves, fungi, and a variety of invertebrates and vertebrates. The Norway rat, more commonly known as the brown rat is one of the largest muroids. It is a brown or grey rodent with a body up to 10 ins long, and a similar tail length. Rats and mice are no small nuisance. Residential or commercial, Western will design a rodent control service just for you. From inspections, exclusions and evaluation for precautionary measures, to baiting, trapping and deodorizing, we have your rodent control solution.