Pest Control in Odessa, TX, Bed Bug & Termite Treatment

Pest Control in Odessa, TX, Bed Bug & Termite Treatment

Pest Control in Odessa TX keeps homes and businesses free from pesky creatures that crawl, scurry or slither. They also prevent costly damage to structures by eliminating infestations.

Mosquitoes are common in Midland-Odessa and can wreak havoc with itchy, painful bites. Other local pests include flies, ants and carpenter ants, as well as rodents like rats and mice.


Mosquitoes are insects that feed on people and animals, spreading many mosquito-borne diseases. They have a four-stage life cycle and have long, feather-like organs called antennae that detect carbon dioxide, movement of air and other clues to the presence of potential prey.

Mosquitoes have long proboscises for mouths to pierce skin and suck blood. Females require a blood meal to produce eggs.

Most mosquitoes increase their activity around dusk and dawn. They like wooded areas, wetlands and shaded places where water accumulates. They may even live in your yard or garden, breeding in puddles and standing water.


A sting from a wasp or hornet can be very painful and may trigger an allergic reaction ranging from hives to breathing problems. In addition, they can cause structural damage.

Yellowjackets and bald-faced hornets build nests in the ground, trees, shrubs, under eaves or wall voids, as well as in open areas like attics. They can also opportunistically enter homes through foundation cracks or broken screens.

Despite their venomous stings, wasps are important pollinators and predators. They have significant ecological services (ES) in natural ecosystems, including regulation of insect populations and Pest Control in Odessa TX.

Bed Bugs

Bed bugs are extremely difficult to control. They are small, wingless insects that feed on the blood of people and other warm-blooded animals while they sleep. They can produce itchy bites that cause a variety of reactions from no reaction to skin rash and, in extreme cases, systemic reactions.

Bed bugs hide in tight corners and crevices, along seams of upholstered furniture, in the folds of carpeting, behind wall-mounted picture frames, mirrors, and electrical outlets, and in loose wallpaper. Extensive preparation may be necessary to remove excess clutter that affords hiding places and impedes treatment.


Spiders make their homes in damp, sheltered areas such as basements and crawl spaces, but also in dark corners of rooms and attics. They can be attracted to cluttered spaces, such as piles of clothes and shoes or rarely used storage bins.

They hunt prey by pricking them with their fangs. Their venom glands can paralyze or kill their prey.

Spiders enter our homes through doors and windows, and they can slip into spaces around ductwork and air vents. Thoroughly sealing these gaps and closing any cracks can reduce the number of spiders in your home.


Termites are a serious pest in West Texas and can cause severe damage to homes and other structures. Termites are attracted to wood and cellulose-based plant materials, such as books, furniture and attic frames.

If you notice swarms of winged termites, this is a sign that a termite infestation exists in your home. If you see mud shelter tubes, this is another indication of a termite problem. These tubes conserve moisture and protect the colony from predators.

Boydstun Pest Control offers a variety of termite treatments. These include liquid barriers, bait trap systems, and a pre-treatment used preventatively during new construction.


Invasive bees, such as Africanized honeybees, are a growing problem in our area. These bees react to disturbances of their hives 10 times faster than European honeybees, and they can pursue invaders for up to a quarter mile.

Like all insects, bees have a head with antennae and six legs and two pairs of wings. They have branched hairs somewhere on their bodies and two pairs of stingers (modified ovipositors).

Bees can be dangerous if they are in or near your home because they may attack people, pets, and livestock. They can also contaminate food and water and damage interior walls and electrical wiring.


Rodents are mammals that share certain morphological characteristics including a single upper and lower pair of continuously growing incisors. These creatures are a nuisance and a health threat as they are known to carry a variety of diseases.

They are often found in and around homes and other buildings. They are also a common source of damage to agricultural crops.

It is important to inspect for signs of rodents in and around your home. These include gnawed edges on food packaging, stale odors and rodent droppings inside the home. You should also take steps to remove possible rodent nesting sites in and around your home.