Settled in the spring of 1958, the small town of Toquerville (population just under 2000) has a rich pioneer heritage, and its residents today still embody those hard-working values. Community spirit is strong in Toquerville, and residents band together to enjoy city celebrations for Pioneer Day, the 4th of July, Christmas, and other holidays.
Toquerville is also a great place to stargaze. The city has made great efforts to reduce its light pollution so that visitors and residents can see as many stars as possible in the night sky. Most recently, all the city’s municipal lighting was replaced with LED luminaires, which can be dimmed to different levels and point light down toward the ground instead of upward. Because of these efforts, the spread of stars in Toquerville’s night sky is a wondrous sight.
Toquerville’s rural location and warm temperatures make it a haven for families and individuals looking for a peaceful lifestyle and year-round outdoor recreation activities. However, these are the same factors that encourage pests to move inside people’s homes since they’re looking for food, water, and respite from the heat. If any areas of your home are particularly damp, dark, or undisturbed, they’re prime environments for rats, mice, spiders, and other pests.
Much of Southern Utah has seen rapid growth in the last few decades, which has increased the prevalence of pests since construction sites are environments that often attract spiders, mice, and other animals. If you live near ongoing construction or in a newly completed home, keep an eye out for pests and any signs that you may need an exterminator.
Because Toquerville is located in an arid region, residents may come across scorpions. These nocturnal pests hide during the day but venture out in the dark to find food. Scorpion stings aren’t always life-threatening, but they can do more harm to pets, children, and the elderly. However, the reaction to a scorpion sting varies from person to person, so it’s best to remove scorpions before they have a chance to sting anyone.
Although mice and rats are small, they carry dangerous diseases that can spread to your family and pets through their excrement and by contaminating your food. Rodents can also cause structural damage to your home by gnawing through wiring. These pests can be difficult to fully eliminate, so if you suspect you have a rodent infestation, call a professional today.
Although ants are common visitors to homes, especially when children may leave crumbs around, they can be annoying and disruptive when they’re present constantly or in large numbers. Nature’s Gate has the training and tools to get rid of ant colonies for good.
Nature’s Gate Pest Control is highly experienced with every kind of pest found in Southern Utah. We provide long-lasting results by using eco-friendly methods that don’t come at the cost of your health.
If you’re seeing signs of an infestation on your property in Toquerville, give us a call today to see how we can help.