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Pest Control Des Moines IA

No one likes creatures and critters invading their home. Pest control products and specialists will provide the tools to keep your household pest free. Check the listings below for more information on pest control.

A Q ALL STATE PEST CONTROL INC
(515) 223-0269
6567 1/2 University Ave
Des Moines, IA
 
CAPITAL CITY PEST CONTROL
(515) 274-2289
754 34th Pl W
Des Moines, IA
 
DIAM PEST CONTROL
(515) 244-3533
76 JEFFERSON AVENUE
DES MOINES, IA
 
RIDD X TERMITE PEST CONTROL
(515) 996-9000
PO Box 7771
Des Moines, IA
 
ACE PEST CONTROL INCORPORATED
(515) 278-6194
5711 URBANDALE AVENUE
DES MOINES, IA
 
JEFF FISHER INC
(515) 255-7261
1106 66th St
Des Moines, IA
 
MARTIN PEST CONTROL LLC
(515) 288-4123
744 17th St
Des Moines, IA
 
RITE WAY PEST CONTROL
(515) 283-0014
PO Box 4891
Des Moines, IA
 
CENTRAL IOWA PEST CONTROL LTD
(515) 270-8511
PO Box 3662
Des Moines, IA
 
Premier Pest Services, Inc.
(515) 276-5834
3707 6th Ave
Des Moines, IA
 

Home Remodeling Tip: Garden Pest Control

Use Plants to Protect
Garden and Home from Pests

home remodeling articles and tips

topic: water heating
by Jami J. Rodgers

The notion of a pest-free yard is a myth. The fact is garden pests like deer, rabbits, Japanese beetles, and mosquitoes will almost always have the upper hand. They outnumber us, for one thing, and get around better than we do. But choosing wisely what to plant can help level the playing field.

Don't Feed the Animals

Deer are adorable creatures--when they're in your neighbor's yard. The same is true of rabbits. They're quite a bit less cute when they invade your property, as they can devour your entire garden practically overnight. Fortunately there are steps you can take to make your yard less appetizing to these garden pests.

I Can't Eat This!

Flowers such as daffodils, buttercups, and snapdragons are poisonous and will be left alone. Thorny bushes around the perimeter of your yard can help keep deer out (although rose bushes will be treated like candy dispensers). And garden pests also tend to eschew plants with a strong taste or aroma such as rosemary, sage, and lavender.

Stop Bugging Me

Plants can also be used for insect control. Catnip repels a number of insects, including Japanese beetles, aphids, and mosquitoes. It works best if you actually own a cat, since catnip's aroma will be released each time your cat rubs against it, and the cat hair left behind naturally repels rabbits and squirrels. Also co...

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IA Pest Control Regulatory Agencies

Iowa Department of Agriculture & Land Stewardship

Laboratory Division

Henry A. Wallace Building, 1st Floor

Des Moines IA, 50301

515-281-8591