Wichita is at the northernmost point of the United States’ humid, subtropical climate zone, with hot, humid summers and cold, dry winters. During summer months, Wichita often experiences severe weather patterns, with thunderstorms, hail, lightning, and occasional tornadoes. This period also sees surges in the population of aphids, pest caterpillars, fleas, fire ants, chinch bugs, grubs, mosquitoes, spider mites, snails, slugs, and beetles. The most common invasive wildlife species include rodents, raccoons, and squirrels in attics. Kansas also has a documented problem with bats in buildings.
When considering pest control companies in Wichita, make sure to verify which different services they offer, making sure they cover not only common pests, but also the native wildlife to Kansas. The company should not only provide integrated pest management solutions specially fit to Wichita’s temperamental climate, but also continuously monitor your business or home, and offer detailed documentation of the services offered and completed.
Also be sure to verify that the company has a business license by the Kansas Structural Pest Control Service with the Kansas Department of Agriculture, and that they have certified commercial applicator licenses for each license category in which their business is conducted. Other agencies that also offer licensing or certifications in Kansas and across the United States include the Kansas Pest Control Association, Environmental Protection Agency, American Mosquito Control Association, and the Better Business Bureau.