Pest Proofing

Keeping Unwanted Guests out of your Home

To help keep a lot of pests out of your home, you want to find where they could enter and close those spots off best as possible. There are many ways to make your home more pest proof, most being really easy to achieve. Accomplishing the following steps can greatly reduce the amount of pests that get into your home. Here are just a few steps that make pests unwelcome:

1.  Seal & Repair Openings:

When sealing off unwanted openings walk around the exterior of your home with caulk and closely look for cracks or openings that could be big enough for pests to fit through. Especially be sure to look around the utility openings, where wires or pipes are exiting the walls, to be sure those are fully closed off. 

2. Keep a Clean Kitchen:

The most common thing that attracts pests if food. They can smell your food that is not stored correctly and even those tiny crumbs that are on your kitchen floor. Try to keep your kitchen clean by vacuuming all over your kitchen at least once a week. Doing so will reduce the amount of pests in your kitchen. 

3. Clean up the Yard:

You know those really big trees that are in your yard that’s branches are really close to your home, well bugs are very intelligent and use those branches to get onto your house and find an entry spot to enter the home. Make sure to keep all trash bins and compost heaps completely covered and away from the house. 

4. Repair Gaps & Tears in Window/Door Screens:

Flying pests will always look for entry points in window or door screens that have tears or rips in them. Make sure to fix or replace those screens. Even though you have screens on every window or door, some pests can still fit through the mesh and only keeping doors and windows shut can keep those out.  

5. Install Door Sweeps:

Some door sweeps will not completely cover an opening. To check these lay down on the floor, so that you are eye level, and look for any light coming through. If you can see any light you may want to change or add a new door sweep to your door to keep pests out. 

6. Keep your Pets Food Cleaned  up:

Like it was said earlier, pests are looking for food. It doesn’t matter where you feed your pets, inside or outside, pests will almost always find it. Therefore you should always keep your pets food cleaned up and put away if they are not eating it. 

7. Store Boxes Off the Floor:

If you leave boxes stored on the floor in your home, pests will take that as a welcoming and will move into those boxes and make their own homes. Try to find room on your shelves to store your boxes to reduce welcoming pests into your home. 

8. Store Firewood Away from Home:

A lot of pests like dark and damp places to live or hang out in. Firewood stacks is always a good place for this. Always keep your firewood stacked on a surface off the ground and as far away from the home as possible. 

9. Check Attic & Crawl Space Vents:

Most Normal window screens are not strong enough to keep like squirrels out. To prevent squirrels and other pests use ¼” hardware cloth on the outside, followed with small mesh screening on the inside.

10. Call Morgan Pest Control:

After doing all, if not most of these things, call Morgan Pest Control to have one of our trained and licensed technicians come out and spray your house. Either the exterior, interior, or both you just let us know what you would like. 

Try all of these steps and see the difference with how many pests are inside your home. Keep those unwanted, unexpected guests out of your home. Make it harder for them to enter into your home. Enjoy living in your home that is now more pest proof than it was before.

Termite Prevention Tips

There are two different types of termites that live in Southern Utah, Subterranean and Drywood Termites. These pests will destroy the wood on your home and it is important to inspect your home and property thoroughly for proper identification is the main key to control these pests. The process to treat these different kinds of termites is different for each type of termite and is very important to perform the proper treatment. 

Subterranean Termites:

These termites live underground and will build tunnels, referred to as mud tubes, to reach food sources. Like most other termite species, they feed on products that contain cellulose. Subterranean termites swarm in the spring, when groups of reproductive termites go off to start new colonies. Subterranean termites need contact with the soil to survive and live underground. They can build tunnels through cracks in concrete to reach the wood structures of you home. 

Drywood Termites:

Unlike subterranean termites, Drywood termites don’t need contact with soil to survive or any other water source. Drywood termites live in dry wood, hence their name, that may be above ground level. Drywood termites build colonies in structural wood, fence and utility posts, furniture, moldings, door and window frames, and so forth. Because termite workers can be difficult to identify, species are often determined based on geographical locations, location of colony, and/or type of wood damage. Most often homeowners find these termites by the piles of debris found in window seals and under location of infestation.

Termite Prevention Tips:

  • Eliminate or reduce moisture in and around the home, which termites need to thrive.
  • Repair leaking faucets, water pipes, and exterior AC units. 
  • Repair soffits and rotted roof shingles.
  • Replace weather stripping and loose mortar around basement foundation and windows.
  • Divert water away from the house through properly functioning downspouts, gutters, and splash blocks.
  • Routinely inspect the foundation of a home for signs of mud tubes, or uneven/bubbling paint and wood that sounds hollow when tapped. 
  • Monitor all exterior areas of wood, including windows, door frames and skirting boards for any noticeable changes. 
  • Maintain an 18-inch gap between the soil and any wood portions of your home.
  • Consider scheduling a professional inspection annually. Wood-boring insect damage is not covered by homeowners’ insurance policies.
  • Store firewood at least 20 feet away from your home. 

Signs of Termites:

  • Quiet clicking sounds coming from the walls
  • Flying termites/ swarming termites
  • If you see White Ants (they aren’t ants they are most likely termites)
  • Hollow sounding wood when tapped on 
  • Mud tubes

Call Us:

If for any reason you feel you have termites in your home, please call and schedule an appointment so a Morgan technician can come and properly identify and solve any issues that are found. Don’t wait as the problem could get worse over time. If you have the littlest thought that you have termites call us at (702)467-8224.

Happy New Year!!

Happy New Year!!

We would like to wish you and your family a very Happy New Year from all of us at Morgan Termite & Pest Control! We hope you have a great New Years!

-Morgan Termite & Pest Control

Merry Christmas!!

Merry Christmas!!

We would like to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas from all of us at Morgan Termite & Pest Control! We hope you have a fun and safe Christmas!

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Preparing for Pest Control

Preparing your home for Pest Control

Imagine that you are just getting back from a nice family vacation and when you get home you walk into the kitchen to get a nice refreshing glass of water, only to find our that your sink have been taken over by ants… This is not what you want to have to deal with just getting home. You are thinking about what to do, DIY pest control or call Morgan Pest Control and have one of our trained and licensed techs come out to fix it. The following are some tips that will make it now only easier on our techs but it could have a better chance at keeping the ants away for a longer period of time. 

Preparing for Ant Control Services:

Before we have a tech come out to your home, most companies will leave a couple steps to help prepare for that service. We don’t just give these to you to ignore, these steps make it easier for our technicians to do their job and make it the safest way possible to do so. For these reasons if your home is not properly prepared for our techs they may be required to not treat that area and will have to come back another day. We want our techs to be as safe as they can while out at your house. 

  1. Wipe counters, sweep floors, and clean up any spills that are in the kitchen to reduce the ants food source. 
  2. Vacuum the floors to pick up ALL the crumbs, especially the ones you can’t see.
  3. Store all your food in pest-proof containers.
  4. Empty trash regularly.
  5. Wash dishes and/or run the dishwasher regularly.
  6. Never leave any pet food out after the pet has finished eating. 
  7. If you recycle always rinse containers out thoroughly.
  8. Be prepared to answer any questions that the techs may have, including where you have been seeing the ants or where they have been in the past. 

After the Pest Control Service:

  • Be patient. The bait will not immediately kill the ants, the bait will take time to kill the ants. Baiting is the best way to get rid of the entire colony of ants. 
  • Do not spray any insecticides or kill any ants that you see. The ants that you will see, need to continue eating the bait and taking it back to the colony. Do not kill them, they will die on their own. 
  • Avoid using any strong cleaners, especially near any of the bait. You could get rid of the ants pheromone trail that the rest of the ants are using to find the bait. 
  • Leave all the ants that are heading towards or away from the bait alone. They will bring some of the bait back to the queen the queen will also die from the bait. 
  • Let us know how we did and if there was a problem with our service.

Pest Control – 5 Ways It Can make Your Holidays Merrier

Everyone loves having a great holiday break and spending time with family and friends but did you count on the extra pests coming into your home for the holiday celebrations? No one ever wants extra unwanted guests in their home, especially when you already have guests that you love having in your home. Everyone just wants to have a worry free holiday with their friends and family. Below are 5 ways pest control can make your holidays merrier and keep those unwanted guests away:

  • Keep your Kitchen Clean- The holidays are times where most people spend their time cooking and baking. Always make sure you clean up your kitchen every time after you are done cooking or baking. Pests, mostly ants, can smell the littlest piece of food and come in to find it. Also make sure that you properly seal off all opened food, whether its canned food, bagged food, or your yummy leftovers. 
  • Keep your firewood stacks away from your home- It’s cold outside and a lot of people use this time of year to have fires going inside their homes. Yes, some don’t need wood but others are wood burning fireplaces. If you do use firewood, keep it stored away from your house and try to keep it covered the best you can. Pests like to stay warm and will make their own homes in your stacks of firewood. 
  • No bed bugs- Guests at your home over the holidays can be hard but you love them and always have the best time. However, there are times when you need a break and everyone needs their own beds. Well you don’t want any of those beds to have bed bugs do you? Keep your sheets clean and use regular pest control services to help keep the bed bugs away. 
  • Know where your tree comes from- Decorating a Christmas tree for the holidays is one of the biggest traditions that most people love to do with their families. However, if you don’t know where that tree comes from you could be bringing pests into your home without even knowing. If you don’t know where your tree is coming from make sure to shake the tree out and inspect it for any pests before bringing it into your home. 
  • Use regular pest control services- It can be kind of embarrassing when your guests come over and they keep finding pests around your house. And you don’t want your kids, Christmas Morning, running around chasing roaches or other pests instead of chasing their toys. Everyone just wants to enjoy their holidays with their friends and family and not have to worry about unexpected and unwelcome guests. Call Morgan Pest Control today to schedule services! (702)467-8224

Why Morgan Pest Control?

Do it Yourself Pest Control vs. Professional Pest Control

Are you having problems with bugs or spiders? What do you choose to do, try different DIY concoctions or do you call Morgan Pest Control to come get rid of them for you? If you call us we will send out our trained and licenced technicians to your home to get rid of them. You will not have to worry about anything when you call us. We have better pesticides and our treatments could end up costing less in the long run. We can tell you that calling us will turn out better for your situation in the long run. 

No Worries:

When you are trying out DIY’s you never know if they will actually work and you are always worrying about if they are working. Well we you call and have us send out one of our technicians you only have to do a couple things to get ready for us and we will do the rest. You don’t have to worry about getting rid of the bugs. 

Trained Technicians:

We take great pride in making sure that all of our technicians are well trained and licensed and know exactly what to do in your situation. Customer service is a big thing for us, we want you to have the best experience that you can and keep wanting us to come back to us. All of our techs have a lot of knowledge when it comes to pest control. 

Better Pesticides:

Have you ever seen those DIY’s that always have the best comments and then you try it and it doesn’t even come close to working? That is the risk you take when doing DIY’s. We know exactly what pesticides to put down at your house and the right amount. Don’t waste your time with the DIY’s, call us and set up an appointment. 


The DIY pest control that you find might not tell you ever chemical that is in it. That could end up being very dangerous to those who are around it. Morgan Pest Control knows all about the chemicals we are using and how dangerous they could be. Our techs are trained and tested on the right amount and the right chemicals to use at the right time. 

Cost Less:

Most DIY pest treatments are short-lived and don’t work very well. You could buy the cheap mouse traps or the cheap ant traps and put them out but they don’t work for very long. Paying for a pest control service could end up cheaper in the end, after always spending little bits of money over a long period of time. By the time you realize the DIY remedies haven’t worked, a pest infestation may have blossomed. The problem is now out of control and professional treatment may be more expensive.

Free Callbacks:

If you didn’t like the way our services turned out for you and would like us to come back out and try to make it better please let us know. We typically do not charge for a call back, depending on what the service was. We want you to have a great experience with us and if we did something wrong we want to make it better. 

Call Us:

If you would like to switch from your DIY concoctions and go with Morgan Pest Control, give us a call at (702)467-8224. We will help to get rid of any pest control problems you may have and answer any questions that you need answered. 

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Happy Thanksgiving!!

We would like to wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Morgan Termite & Pest Control! We hope you have a fun and safe Thanksgiving!

-Morgan Termite & Pest Control

How Seasons Affect Insect Problems

Do you know where insects go during the winter to keep warm? You may also be wondering why you get more ants in your home in the winter? Well the weather affects insects differently all year round. 

Temperature and moisture are the biggest factors that affect insects. Most insects do hide away during the winter, however if the temperature goes back and forth between freezing and thawing then this could result in the insects coming out earlier. 

Ants and insects will come into your home at any season, but at certain times the activity could increase.


Winter months is a time of hibernation and survival for pests. The pests don’t like the cold weather and have a hard time surviving if it gets too cold. The cold weather forces pests to find their own shelters and homes. Some pests will look for shelter outdoors, while others will look for shelter indoors. To keep pests out of your home during the winter you need to prepare during the fall. 


With the weather warming, pests are starting to come out of their warm shelters. The spring rain will flood the ants homes and force them to look for new ground higher up. Spring is the time that most insects are awakening and mating. Spring is also the beginning of swarming season for termites. A lot of pests will start to move outdoors during the spring in search of mates. 


During the summer while you are having your backyard parties with everyone, the pests are looking to join in on the fun. However, that is probably not your idea of fun. During the summer months the insects are out more because of the hotter weather. Bees, wasps, and other stinging insects are more active during the summer because of the moisture from the spring months. 


Fall is a time of preparation for a lot of pests to get ready for the cold winter months coming up. There are a couple common fall bugs that are looking to invade your home during the fall months. Some of these fall bugs include ladybugs, box elders, and spiders. During fall months it is the best time to prepare your home from all the pests looking to come inside for the winter months. 

Rainy Weather

The more it rains during the spring and summer, the more ants you will find in your home. When it rains a lot, the rain will flood the ants homes and then they will come looking for a dry place to live, like your home. Most of the time they will come in an army of ants to find a new home.

Dry Weather

If there is a drought or a long dry period the ants will also come into your home. Most of the time however they aren’t looking for a place to live. The dry weather messes up their food supply and they are in need of finding a new source of food. They might even move their homes closer to yours so that they have faster and easier access to your food. However, you probably won’t see as many ants as you would during rainy weather. 

Getting Ready

Don’t chance the fact that during the winter pests won’t come into your homes. Ongoing yearly pest control services will keep them out. Keep your food stored in airtight containers and keep your kitchen clean of all crumbs, even the ones you can’t see. Call Morgan Pest Control to start pest control service at your home. (702)467-8224

Stink Bugs, Fall Leaves, Pumpkins: Signs of Fall

Where do you usually spend most of your time during the spring or summer, indoors or outdoors? Most people spend the warmer weather outdoors. Which means that they want the outside of their homes looking there best. Whereas, during the fall and winter you want the inside of your home looking nice because you are usually indoors to keep warm. 

The weather is getting colder and the landscaping at your home is not as critical as in those other months. The tree branches are becoming bare and the bushes are dying off. However, if you do ignore the outside of your home then you could end up inviting a lot of different pests into your home who are also looking to stay warm for the winter. 

Fall Bugs & Pests

Just like seasons change, pests only come out for certain seasons. Overwintering pests will start looking for ways into your home to keep warm in the cooler temperatures. While “summer” pests, stay around until they can find a warmer place to go. 


Most rodents will be looking for a dark place that is undeserved to hide out in for the winter. Some of these places include: walls, closets, pantries, attics, etc. are inviting. If you can see droppings or gnawing marks in any of these places these are signs of problems. Your #1 priority this fall should be making sure that your rodent control and exclusion are under control. Fall bugs aren’t the only pests looking for a warm place to live. 

Occasional Fall Bugs

  • Stink Bugs – Stink bugs can mostly be found in the walls. Stink bugs will start making their way inside as we get farther into the fall season. They are wanting a nice cozy and warm place to live for the next 4-6 months. Once they get into your home it is impossible to get rid of every single one, so make sure to check for entering points on your home. 
  • Lady Beetles (aka Ladybugs)
  • Box Elders

Fall Maintenance Tips

The following are some quick and easy tips on how to make sure your landscaping is well maintained and pest-free for the fall and winter months that are ahead. 


Some pests like to hide out in the woodpiles and the damp ground that is beneath the wood. Keep firewood stacked on an elevated surface and as far away from the home as possible.


Everyone loves to decorate their homes for the fall season. From Halloween decorations to Thanksgiving decorations this is the time to get your home ready for the holidays. Unfortunately, some of the decorations that you put out could be attracting pests to your home and giving them access points to the inside of your home.  

Which Decorations Bring in the Pests?

While bringing out all of your decorations, it is best if you check them to make sure that there aren’t any pests that were already living on them or in their boxes. Take everything outside to dust off and make sure you aren’t bringing the pests inside your home. 

Decorations pests may be hiding out in include:

  • Straw Piles 
  • Firewood 
  • Scarecrows
  • Spider webs
  • Pumpkins 
  • Gourds

Enjoy your holidays pest free by trying to put the least amount of these decorations up in or at your home. Watch for signs of problems that could be in your home so that you can take the proper steps to get rid of them as quickly as possible.