Certified Pest Control in Waukee, Iowa
Looking for pest control in Waukee, Iowa? Maybe you’re tired of mice in fall? Or aggressive wasps are chasing you around your yard in the summer? Look no further than Spidexx Pest Control, which serves Waukee and the greater Des Moines metro. Whether you’re looking for mouse control, your pet has fleas, or you really don’t want bugs in your home – Spidexx is here to help take the worry out of pest control.
We treat common household pest such as spiders, ants, stink bugs, Japanese beetles, wasps, carpenter bees, mosquitoes, and mice – as well as more aggressive and invasive pests like fleas, bed bugs, and roaches. We understand that your home is your space, and we help keep that space free of these common pests. Spidexx is a top choice for residents of Waukee and surrounding communities such as: Adel, Dallas Center, Van meter, Booneville, Ortonville, West Des Moines, Clive, Urbandale, Norwalk, and more.
We provide year round protection from unwanted pests inside your home and around your yard. We’re always just a phone call away at any point in your treatment to answer questions, or for a follow up. Whatever pests your dealing with at this moment, and in the future, you can count on our trustworthy and highly trained technicians to overcome your homes unique pest control obstacles.
Living in Waukee, Iowa
Waukee is a community with a rich coal mining history, that despite coming with a tragic past, was build on a strong economic foundation. In 1869, General Lewis Addison Grand and Major William Ragan purchased the land that would be become the city of Waukee, IA. The Des Moines Valley Railroad announced they would be building a railroad near the land, and the two saw it as a prime opportunity to build a foundation for a thriving community. The city’s current Mayor, Bill Peard stated, “Waukee’s future is very bright as a result of people that built a good cornerstone”.
Waukee was originally to be named Shirley, but General Reid, of the Des Moines Valley Railroad, wanted the name to have a native name, and it was changed to Waukee instead. This growing community quickly became home to many businesses including hardware, drug, grocery, and grain stores – as well as many lumber yards. Waukee was incorporated in 1878. By 1890 the population was 240 people.
Iowa was full of coal mines by the late 1800’s. The first mine in Waukee, The Harris Mine, opened in 1920 and closed in 1928. Another mine, The Shuler mine opened just a year later. The Shuler Mine was the last mine in Waukee, and shut down in 1949. It employed up to 500 men during operation. It was closed due to too many accidents, and loss of members from the community. The mine reached 1.25 miles wide and over 3.75 miles long. Croatian, Italian, and Swedish immigrants moved to the area during this time, making Waukee into a thriving mining community.
One of the most notable Waukee resident is Alice Nizzi, who employed many women in the city at her restaurant, Alice’s SpaghettiLand. There are many ways the community honors their coal mining history. In 2013 a cold mine museum opened within the public library; additionally, at the intersection of Douglas and Berkshire Parkways, you will find a 13 foot sculpture of a piece of coal supported by four steel beams as a memory of the many lives lost during this time.
Today, Waukee remains a flourishing community that hosts many events year round. In the summer, you can visit theFarmer’s Market and shop local vendors, artisans, and explore local food options. Downtown Waukee is home to events such as the 4th of July Parade, Celebrate Waukee, and many other fun events for the whole family. There are many community organizations dedicated to preserving the local history, encouraging art, and being of service to members of the community. Some of these organizations include: the Dallas County Habitat for Humanity, Rotary Club of Waukee, Drew’s Crew for Kids, and the Waukee Area Arts Council.
You can travel a short distance to Iowa’s capital city, Des Moines, where there is something to do every night and host to the Iowa State Fair, which takes place in August every year. The fair has been mentioned in the travel book, “1000 Places to See Before You Die”, as well as one of Midwest Living magazines, “Top 30 Things Every Midwesterner Should Experience”. While in Des Moines you can stroll the Pappajohn Sculpture Park, a 4.4 acre park showcasing 28 sculptures, by 22 artists from around the world – mixed with stunning landscape design. The park is open from sunrise to dusk, and tour are available April through October.
You don’t have to leave Waukee to find adventure, there’s adventure around every corner of this beautiful city, with eight recreational parks and three major trails, making up over 19.2 miles of trails. One of the most popular trails, the Raccoon River Valley Trail was given the designation of “One of Iowa’s Greatest Places”, by the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs. You can find the trail head by the public art installation that marks it. In 2013, Waukee ranked #22 on the list of America’s Best Small Towns.
With so much nature to explore, Waukee is no stranger to the insects and animals found in natural areas, and maintaining a healthy ecosystem is important to the city. It offers a program called the “Plant Some Shade Program”, which allows customers to purchase 2 trees for only $30 each. The remaining cost is paid for through a grant from MidAmerican Energy. There are only 12 cities currently participating in this program, and Waukee believes its important to encourage natural habitats in their communities. As of 2017, a new tax plan brings in $1 million dollars annually for improving parks.
Seasonal Pest Control You Can Count On
We custom tailor each service to meet your unique household needs, as well as to each seasons specific pest issues. Living in the Midwest, you understand that each season brings its own unique sets of challenges to overcome. Treating pests around your home is no different. Our technicians are trained to spot signs of pest activity and entry points – as how to tackle common pests during each season.
In summer, we protect homes from mosquitoes, outdoor spiders, ants, and other common pests – this is often the most active season; but as fall comes these insects begin to make their way into safe, warm homes to overwinter. We shift our focus indoors during fall and winter to treating homes for mice, and pests which are nesting in wall voids such as ants, stink bugs, and Japanese beetles. It’s usually right before spring arrives in full force, that people think they’ve finally escaped their pest issues – only to see the same issues come back with a vengeance! Insects and critters are active all year round, and sometimes that means they are living indoors. Recurring pest problems often seem to get worse, year after year, until the issues are addressed and managed throughout the year.
We can’t guarantee you’ll never see a pest in you’re home – though they will be greatly reduced – we can always guarantee that with our Seasonal Maintenance Service, we will come out any time you’re seeing activity in or around your home, free of charge. We understand not every home is the same, and not every treatment program will be the same – so we offer free re-treatments at no cost.
We’re Here to Take the Worry Out of Pest Control
When you’re seeing bugs or mice around the Des Moines area, count on the Spidexx team to overcome your issues. We understand that pests can be annoying, irritating, and sometimes damaging to your home or health. We are here to answer your questions, and to tackle your pest issue head on. We take the worry out of pest control and are always just a phone call away to answer your questions.
Call a member of our friendly office staff today at (855) 925-3550 to get a free quote for your home.