Year after year, month after month, pests are plaguing United States homeowners. Even if your home is newly constructed, you’re still not safe. Older homes are also threatened by pests as well. After years and years of exposure to the elements, they can be a proverbial field day to common household pests. Whether you have insects in your garden, household infestations, or you have rodents running around in your attic or pantry, you will be comforted to know that you’re not alone with your problem. If you’ve experienced a pest infestation or are simply being proactive in trying to prevent one. Keep your eyes open for these twenty common household pests.
Ants are members of the hymenoptera species, and they’re found all over the continental United States, particularly in dry areas. They are social creatures which means if you see one, there are potentially hundreds to thousands somewhere nearby. Fire ants and carpenter ants are the most common ants you will see in your home. Luckily, treatment for these pests is a relatively easy task. You best bet is to keep food products away from floors and windows. As always, if you notice an ant problem beginning. It is best to address the ant problem immediately to prevent a full-scale infestation.
There are many different varieties of beetles known to inhabit homes across the country. From cigarette beetles to carpet beetles, the varieties are generally harmless but can be quite a nuisance and inconvenient to say the least. Beetles don’t travel in huge swarms and can usually be isolataed quite easily. Regular, store bought treatments can usually keep them at bay. But if you should happen to discover an infestation that is beyond your control. It is always best to contact a professional pest control exterminator.
The Southern United States reports more flea infestations of any region of the country year after year, and there’s no doubt about it. These tiny pests can be frustrating and annoying beyond belief. Typically fleas are carried into your home by family pets, but they can latch on to clothing worn by you and your family as well. Fleas reproduce quickly and their presence is not only long lasting. But they are extremely hard to get rid of. They can also carry diseases and bacteria as well, so not taking them seriously could be a major under sight.
Mice have long been one of the most common household pests. They multiply at rapid rates and they are known to carry dangerous diseases and bacteria on their fur, which can easily be spread into your home. Mice are most commonly found in heavy wooded areas, but they can actually be found just about anywhere. You can surely bet that if you see one, there are more lurking close by. If you so happen to notice a rodent infestation it’s a good idea to consult a pest extermination professional.
There are hundreds of different species of ticks and mites. Mites are directly related to ticks and spiders and will not hesitate to bite. Dust mites are the most common species of mites, and can found in nearly every home. However, other species like clover mites can be harmful to you and your family’s health.
Throughout the world, there are more than 4,000 different species of cockroaches. Cockroaches live in huge hoards and are known to carry and spread disease and bacteria whereever they end up. They can usually be spotted carlwing around on your floors, cupboards and sometimes on the ceiling! (shudder)
If you’ve noticed any of these common household pests in or around around your home. It’s more than likely time to call a professional pest exterminator. They can set you up with a treatment and inspection plan to make sure that your home doesn’t fall victim to a pest infestation.