Smart Guard is proud to be a part of the community of Eagle Mountain, Utah. In a region famous for its rapid growth, there are very specific pest control concerns. Our personal and professional experience with the region gives us special insight into the needs and challenges of our community.
Eagle Mountain is one of Utah’s newest cities, having been incorporated just a decade ago in 1996. Since its incorporation, Eagle Mountain has annexed a large amount of developmental land, and today Eagle Mountain is the third largest city in Utah as far as sheer acreage goes. Like many of you, we love Eagle Mountain because of its open beauty. Looking across the valley, it’s easy to imagine the vast, untamed land that greeted the early western settlers upon their arrival in Utah County.
However, this open wilderness and rapid growth brings a host of pest control challenges. New homes are built in areas that critters and insects still consider their home. It can take some time for native species to migrate away from new neighborhoods. In the meantime, you might be seeing unwelcome infestations. This could include numerous ground and bark beetles, native Utah moths, and potentially dangerous pests like spiders and scorpions. Houses in close proximity to open fields may also find themselves with rodents.
Eagle Mountain is one of the fastest-growing cities anywhere, with its population growing from a few hundred to an estimated 30,000 people in roughly a decade. For the most part, this growth is made up of young families moving into the area. Over 90% of our population is married, and as of 2010, over 70% of households in Eagle Mountain had at least one child under the age of 18 living in the house.
Pest control becomes even more of a concern when young children are in the house. For one thing, children have a tendency to get into nooks and crannies that adults don’t explore, which makes their risk of stumbling on a nest much higher. For another, there are very few insects in Utah that will seriously injure a full-grown adult. But children, with their smaller body weight and developing immune systems, can be much more vulnerable to a venomous spider.
From our Eagle Mountain location, we serve both residential and commercial pest control needs of the surrounding communities, including Lehi, Saratoga Springs, and the wider Provo/Orem area.