What are the most common pest problems in Albuquerque, New Mexico?
A UNM study found that Albuquerque, New Mexico is the 20th most populous city in the United States and has a population of over half a million people.
With a little over 500,000 people living in the city of Albuquerque and the dry climate it has to offer, there are many different types of pest problems that can be seen. Some of these pests include spiders, ants, roaches, rats and rodents which are all known for their ability to contaminate anything they come across as well as carry diseases from one place to another.
That said, the most common pest problems in Albuquerque are ants, spiders, and flies.
Ants can be seen around houses due to their attraction towards food sources like sugar-coated cereals or leftover food that has been left out on counters; they also thrive because of moisture near kitchens and bathrooms so these areas need to be sealed off completely with doorways tightly sealed shut if possible (in addition to keeping countertops clean).
Spiders love dark spaces where they spin webs as well as corners inside rooms with low ceilings so sealing off these places will help control spider populations while also offering protection against other pests such as rats who enjoy nesting there too!
Flies can be considered pests because some species carry diseases which could make them harmful humans so it should always be kept an eye on how much fly tape is needed at any given time by checking windowsills or other main entry.
What is the average cost of exterminators in Albuquerque, New Mexico?
The average cost of pest control in Albuquerque New Mexico ranges from $40-$80 per visit or service call, depending on the severity of the situation and how often they come out to check up on you. In addition to this type of service, you may also want to think about getting monthly contracts because these typically run around $75-$100 each month depending on what company you go with but at least it’s something predictable so when those little critters start showing up again, you know exactly what steps to take.
Just keep in mind, different bugs require different treatments, which varies on their individual price tag. Ants or cockroaches are typically killed through an insecticide treatment costing from about $50 – $150 per one-time application while bedbugs sometimes range up to the high four figures (about $400).
How to choose a pest exterminator in Albuquerque, New Mexico?
Pests can cause serious damage if left unchecked and many people don’t realize that they need someone qualified to take care of them before it’s too late (think termites or bed bugs). So when it comes to hiring a pest control company in Albuquerque, our advice generally remains the same. Below are examples of things to consider when gathering quotes for pest control service:
- Do I have animals at home that will be affected by the service (ex., dogs)?
- How long have I had a pest problem? Are they just getting started, flourishing or dying off?
- Are any children in my house and do you need to worry about toxic chemicals entering their systems?
- Are you going through any renovations right now?
- How much of it can you treat yourself?
Once you’ve gathered your notes, below are examples of questions we recommend you ask when on the phone with each exterminator.
- Does the company use environmentally friendly products? If not what do they use?
- What is their success rate with termites? What about ants?
- Do they have any guarantees for service?
- What’s their process for removal? Does it follow New Mexico IPM guidelines?
- Are they licensed by the New Mexico Department of Agriculture?
As you can see there’s a lot to consider when hiring exterminators, which is why we at Pest Strategies have worked so hard to review each company and provide some of the best pricing for pest control Albuquerque residents can possibly get.
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