Hello Humidity, Hello Pillbugs and Millipedes

Learn why this summer has the perfect conditions for millipedes and pillbugs to thrive and how your pest control experts at Preferred Pest can help!.

August, 13 2014

Termites Are On the Rise in Des Moines

At Preferred Pest Control, we have seen termite treatment business increase from last year by 40 percent in the first six months of 2014. Learn more about what causes increased termite activity today!.

August, 8 2014

Ahhh! Real Monsters: Cicada Killer Wasps

The 17-year cicada is very annoying, however they are virtually harmless creatures. The true threat is their predator, commonly known as the cicada killer wasp. Read on to learn about their painful sting, where you'll find this annoying pest and how Preferred Pest Control can help you get rid of cicada killer wasps for good..

August, 1 2014

Brown Recluse in Iowa

The Brown Recluse spider is extremely rare in Iowa. However, with our summers heating up in recent years, this spider species is making its way into northern territories. As one of the few poisonous spiders in Iowa , it is important to be able to correctly identify the brown recluse spider from other common household spiders. .

July, 10 2014

Getting Rid of Moles in Your Yard

Of the many pests that can tear up your lawn and garden, moles are among the most damaging. Like many other homeowners, you might have considered searching online to find home remedies and do-it-yourself mole control methods. However, these DIY approaches don't work and end up giving the moles more time to settle into your yard..

July, 3 2014