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General Pests such as Ants, Spiders, Wasps, Stink bugs and more.

Common Pests in Southern Indiana


One of the most common pests that we deal with near Evansville at Yikes Pest control are ants. Of all the ants there are two types that we see the most. These are Odorous house ants and Carpenter ants.

Carpenter Ants

Carpenter ants are large black ants that live in colonies. When we see carpenter ants it is usually because they have established a colony inside of a piece of wood such as an old deck, dead tree or rotted fence post. Carpenter ants are about 1/2 inch long and they will eat an amount of food that is equal to their body weight daily. Carpenter ants can chew through soft woods like pine or cedar very easily.

Odorous House Ants

The second type of ant that we deal with quite often is the Odorous House Ant. Odorous house ants get their name from the fact that when they are disturbed they release a smell that is reminiscent of rotten coconut. Odorous house ants are very small ants, only about 1/16 inch long. They live in colonies that can have up to 100,000 ants in them. These are the most common ant found inside of homes in Evansville



There are several types of spiders located in southern Indiana, way too many to list here. The top 3 that you need to worry about are Brown Recluse, yellow Sac Spiders, and black widows. No doubt you have heard of two of those, but maybe the third surprises you. Check out our post that goes into more detail about these pests HERE. Every service covers black widows, and all spider except for Yellow sac spiders and Brown recluse. Get rid of these two types of spiders you will need the Gold Service or one of the All-Inclusive services.

These pests can make it very difficult to relax in your home. Every service from Gold on covers rodents.

Mice Vs Rats


Gold service, Top-Tier Service, and the All-Inclusive service all cover flea treatments. If you are having an active flea infestation you will need to be out of your home for a period of time after the service is completed. Call or text us today to find out more about our flea treatments.


Stink Bugs

Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs

By this time, we all know what brown marmorated stink bugs are and how bad they get in the early fall. Every service we offer will help control the numbers of stink bugs that find their way into your home. These pests really become an issue when they try to overwinter in your walls or find a way into your home on a warm day in January or February.

There are several types of roaches found in the Evansville area. Depending on what type you have will determine the pest treatment option that we choose. The most common roach people think of when they think of a roach infestation is the German Cockroach. This pest will require a Gold treatment, Top-Tier, or the All-Inclusive option.



Mosquitoes are generally in a treatment class of their own. you can have a stand alone mosquito plan, or sign up for Top-Tier or All-Inclusive which both include mosquito coverage.



Lady Bugs vs Ladybird beetles

Most people don't think of lady bug infestations as a bad thing, but are you sure what you are seeing are lady bugs and not invasive ladybird beetles. For more information on these pests check out this link. You can expect to see ladybird beetles in the fall(usually right after stink bug season). If you are tired of dealing with these unwanted guests sign up for any recurring plan.

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