Pest Control in Salt Lake City

The most populous city in Utah is the capital, Salt Lake City. Founded in 1847, it was originally named “Great Salt Lake City” after the enormous lake but this was shortened to “Salt Lake City” in 1868 and today it’s sometimes shortened even more to just “Salt Lake” or “SLC”. Whatever you want to call it, Salt Lake City, also known as “The Crossroads of the West”, consistently ranks high in the best places to live, work or retire in the US. Situated in the Salt Lake Valley, the city is surrounded by the Oquirrh and Wasatch mountain ranges and mudflats and marshland leading to the Great Salt Lake. With such a diverse ecology, it’s no wonder that pests are at an all-time high in the city. Utah-based H2 Pest Control has the local knowledge and expertise to solve any pest problem you might be facing in Salt Lake City. Contact us today for a free quote and join the H2 family.

Common Pests in Salt Lake City

With hot summers and freezing winters, pests are an issue all year round. The mix of built-up urban areas and wide open spaces also adds to the diversity of pests you might find in your Salt Lake City home, yard or business. Listed below are the most common pests in SLC but if you see any other type, such as cockroaches, silverfish, scorpions or mosquitoes, don’t hesitate to call H2 Pest Control and our friendly technicians will eliminate your pest problem, guaranteed.


There are many types of ant to be found in Salt Lake City but most are just pesky, not dangerous. Watch out for the Carpenter ant, though. These large insects can cause damage by chewing through your woodwork to build their nests. Put an end to your ant frustrations by calling H2 Pest Control. Our family run business takes pride in providing you with the best service possible and if you still see some stragglers after our initial visit, we will re-service your SLC property free of charge.


The species of spider to be found in Salt Lake City is as diverse as the landscape itself. Hobo spiders, Jumping spiders, Wolf spiders and Black Widows are just some of the eight-legged visitors you might find in your SLC home or backyard. H2 Pest Control offers a comprehensive spider treatment service, including a thorough inspection that catches critters other pest control companies might miss. While most species are harmless to humans, Black Widows can inflict a bite that’s potentially dangerous to young children, older people or pets. To rid your Salt Lake City home of spiders, contact H2 Pest Control today.


There’s no getting away from wasps. They are everywhere humans are and in some areas, such as the Salt Lake City canyons, large swarms of them can pose a dangerous threat. If you’re seeing an increase in stinging insect activity, such as paper wasps, yellow jackets or hornets in your SLC yard, it’s probably because there’s a nest somewhere nearby. H2 Pest Control uses knowledge gained from being a local Utah company to seek out even the most hidden wasp nest and remove it safely and effectively. Go back to enjoying your outdoor space after a treatment from H2 Pest Control.

Rats and Mice

Rats and mice are always an issue in built-up areas and Salt Lake City is no exception. Rodent problems need to be dealt with fast to avoid damage to your property, disease being spread to your family and pets, and the numbers of the rodent growing. Rats and mice can burrow and chew through electrical wires, wood, and even concrete, creating unseen fire hazards in your SLC home. For fast, effective and long-lasting removal of rodents, give H2 Pest Control a call. Our friendly and full-licensed technicians treat each case of rodent infestation differently to ensure the best results every time.

Strange but True Facts About Ants

Did you know…

Spiders have blue blood.

Black Widows are the most venomous spider in North America and their venom is 15 times stronger than rattlesnake venom.

Jumping spiders jump by forcing liquid into their back legs, catapulting them forward.

You’re probably never more than 10 feet away from a spider.

Preventive Pest Control 101

Tips for keeping your Salt Lake City home or business pest-free

Further Resources for Pests in Salt Lake City, UT

New Ant Species in SLC – read how this biologist found a new species of ant in his own Salt Lake City backyard.

Black Widow Bites – what to do if you’re bitten by a Black Widow spider in Salt Lake City.

Wildlife in the Oquirrh Range – find out about what other animals live in the Oquirrh mountains.

Common Insects in Utah – a guide to the top 20 insects you might see in SLC.

Utah Insect & Pest Program – see what the government is doing to manage insect and pest issues in Utah.