Are unwelcome visitors sharing your space with you? There are many undesirable pests that could likely be lurking in your home. Research shows that the home can harbor on average 1000 different species of insects, no matter how clean your home is. Bug Out Pest Control can help you show them the door! Our first blog post shared some common bugs with you. Here are several more bugs that would probably not be welcome in your home.
No one likes these blood sucking menaces around their property! Not only do their bites give you annoying itch, they can also carry a potential for transmission of many diseases that could cause illness or even death.
Mosquitoes are aquatic animals in their immature life stages. They grow and develop best in stagnant water. Be sure you do not have any still, non-moving water left sitting in ponds, ditches, unmaintained pools, fountains, gutters, buckets, or any other container. Any water feature in your yard should be changed regularly, treated chemically, and kept flowing if possible.
Fleas are problematic for many of the same reasons as mosquitoes. These pesky parasites are attracted to animals, they are often carried into the home attached to one of your furry family members. Fleas cannot fly but they have Michael Jordan jumping capabilities! They can persist and become quite numerous living on your pet.
The best way to prevent fleas in your home is to protect your fuzzy family members with flea protection. If your pet does not attract fleas, then your pet will not carry the fleas into your home.
Stinkbugs typically live outdoors but when the temperatures get cooler, they sneak into your home to hibernate. If you disturb one, you will know in an instant that they live up to their name, and their stink will only attract more of them. They are otherwise harmless, and when the weather warms up again, they will be wanting to find their way back outside again.
The best way to keep stinkbugs out is to keep your home well sealed. Close doors and screens. Be sure to seal windows, cracks and any other openings with caulk. Don’t give bugs entry into your home.
A shimmery slithery silverfish are bugs you never want to see indoors. The silverfish is a survivor and predates dinosaurs! They go all the way back to the Paleozoc Era and have not changed much in 400 million years! Once they get in, they are extremely hard to get out! They can run, they jump, and they live for up to year with just some water. Add a little food to feed on and they can live up to 6 years. Silverfish will feast on fabric, paper, glue, and cardboard boxes. They also will attach wallpaper. Unrelenting, these bugs also love sugar and starches.
Silverfish need moisture so they are attracted to dampness. Keep a dehumidifier to dry out those musty areas that may attract them. To keep silverfish from being attracted to your home, avoid piling up debris that will attract attract them. Be sure that your paper, mail, newspapers, cardboard boxes, cleaning supplies, off season or off-size clothing, and other items are either stored properly in plastic containers with tight-fitting lids or properly disposed of away from your home.
You may not consider beetles on your list of household pests, but these small critters can cause big damage. They can destroy fabric, wood, and food. Usually, they are brought into your home on infested firewood, garden plants, stored grain, or packaged foods. Once inside, the beetle’s strong jaws can gnaw their way through most anything. They also leave their eggs behind to add to the problem.
The best prevention for beetle infestation is to monitor what you are bringing into your home and on your property. Be sure you know where it is coming from and that is infestation free.
If you are having difficulty with any pests, or if the problem is bigger than you anticipated, do not hesitate to reach out for help from the professionals. Bug Out Pest Control can take care of any of these uninvited guests in your home!
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