Ants come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Poor sanitation is the leading cause of these pests in the home. Leaving crumbs on the floor, food residue on countertops, dirty dishes in the sink and not emptying trash frequently are all top causes for an ant infestation. One of the biggest problems related to ants in the home is food contamination. Ants become a major problem if ants establish colonies in walls, lawns or under home foundations.
Bed bugs are sneaky, hard to find and troublesome pests. A bed bug infestation can multiply quickly, and in a matter of months can turn into a full-on infestation of 10,000+! If you miss just one pregnant female bed bug, you can expect to be reinfested with 300 times more eggs in a couple of months. Bed bugs are transported by people and can hide in your personal belongings. They can be picked up in offices, gyms, hotels, offices and many other places.
Cockroaches are one of the most common pest problems, and are also one of the most stubborn. They tend to breed quickly, have a very high reproductive potential and may develop resistance to pesticides which make infestations difficult to get rid oMost people blame poor housekeeping for a cockroach problem, and while keeping a tidy home is important to reduce food sources for these pests, they may get inside and cause an infestation for other reasons. These pests can get indoors via cracks and gaps in the home’s exterior or enter through drains or sewer pipes.
Rodents are warm-blooded mammals that include mice, rats and squirrels and can be found throughout the world. They are tough to control and may contaminate food, damage property and carry diseases that are dangerous to humans. They have oversized front teeth for gnawing and check teeth, which are adapted for chewing. Rodents chew on a variety of items available to them and cause great damage in and around homes.
Most spiders pose little or no danger to people, but some species can cause medical issues and become life threatening.
Common spiders enter the home through cracks under doors, windows and other openings in search for food, mates, warmth or moisture.
Stinging pests are most commonly known as bees, wasps, yellow jackets, and hornets. These pests use their stinger to subdue their prey, which may hurt but can also lead to more serious health issues like painful swelling, allergic reactions, infections and nausea. They are most troublesome in the summer when warm weather tends to bring everyone outside, including stinging pests.
It’s important also locate and remove their breeding places in and around the house.
Termites can be devastating for your home or property. An infestation can cause serious damage that can cost a lot of money to repair. It’s estimated that termites cost Americans more than $5 billion in damage each year. Often referred to as the silent destroyer, termites hide and thrive in your home or yard without showing immediate signs of damage. As a preventative first step, eliminate moisture problems and remove termite food sources.