Heading north on State Route 18 just outside of the limits of St. George is the small and charming desert community of Diamond Valley. Located just out of where you exit Snow Canyon State Park, the area is situated amid red rock canyons and some of the best rock climbing in the state. As an unincorporated town along with neighboring Dammeron Valley, Yeo, and Gunlock, the homes and communities in Diamond Valley are relatively new residential developments within the expanding Washington County.
Desert pests come in many shapes, some certainly more dangerous than others. The ones that live in the shadows of garages and basements, capable of a nasty sting and bite, can directly affect you and your family. But there are even more unseen pests that can erode the foundation of your home over time. If you think yourself safe when constructing a brand-new home, you may want to think twice and schedule an appointment for a quick inspection before moving in!
As you care for your home, always keep an eye on the land you own. If you have resources that pests could use like mulch, compost, and standing water, it could be an open invitation for critters to move into your home. Here are just a few of the creepy-crawlies that you might find hiding inside your Diamond Valley house.
Scorpions make their homes under shaded locations to stay away from the direct heat of the sun. Accordingly, they love to find areas with food, water, and shade. Depending on the species, scorpion venom can severely injure children and pets. Interestingly, scorpions’ bodies glow under “black” UV light. Getting rid of their nests should be a top priority.
Black widows, hobo spiders, wolf spiders, and brown recluse spiders are all native to southwestern Utah, and all are a danger to people and animals. They love making themselves comfortable in the dark where prey can come to them, whether indoors or out. If you spot one, it is likely there will be others, as they can multiply quickly.
Where spiders and scorpions are very obvious, termites are a hidden terror that can lurk in the foundations of homes both old and new. Their main source of food is the cellulose of wood and plant matter that they turn into sugar. Over time, termite colonies can make wooden supports brittle and weak, causing expensive property damage. In the U.S. alone, termites have caused over 20 billion dollars in plant and home loss.
Whether you are moving into a home for the first time or discover an infestation that needs to be eradicated, you can trust the knowledgeable and friendly pest control technicians from Nature’s Gate. Give us a call today and schedule an inspection and treatment plan for your property. Our pest control in Diamond Valley, UT, is always environmentally friendly and safe for your whole family.