Your home should be your safe haven, free from the burdens of the outside world. Unfortunately, homeowners are often harassed by some pretty unsavory creatures that find their way inside, invade your privacy and leave behind their germs. Identifying these intruders and then formulating a plan to get rid of them is the only way to keep yourself and your residence protected. For serious insect or rodent infestations call a professional pest control company. Don’t let any of these common household bugs and rodents run amuck and end up wreaking havoc that ruins the peace of your humble abode.
Frequent Indoor Pests
Pests come and go as the seasons change, and oftentimes, as soon as you think you’ve finally gotten rid of one kind another pops up. Year-round insects to watch out for include bed bugs, roaches and silverfish, while ants, flies, termites, mosquitoes, spiders, fleas, bees, mice and rats keep pest control companies busy throughout different times of the year. Many insects enter a home looking for a dry, warm place to camp out in and others are looking for a source of food.
Common Pest Hiding Spots
Of course, both insects and rodents are small and fast enough to move all over a property and can be spotted in most nook and crannies you can think of, but there are a few specific places you should pay extra attention to and take special care to clean on a regular basis. Kitchens and bathrooms are two of the most common rooms in a house to get invaded by pests. Food will always be readily available in a kitchen area, and bathrooms house pipes and drains full of moisture that are accommodating to many bugs. Closets are generally a breeding ground for spiders that like to stay hidden in a dark place. Basements play host to all kinds of pests who prefer damp and dim living quarters, and being that it’s usually a less-visited area by homeowners, infestations can grow quickly. Garages and yards are also easily accessible and provide convenient environments to make nests and build colonies in.
Pest Prevention and Control
A pest control expert will work on a prevention and treatment plan specific to your home and infestation problem. You don’t want to try several ineffective methods on your own only to find pests keep coming back undeterred. Having your home inspected a couple of times a year will ensure that new outbreaks are eliminated quickly. In between inspections, homes should be kept as free of clutter as possible and consistently cleaned so as not to harbor an atmosphere that pests are attracted to. Keeping a home well-ventilated and dry also helps to deflect those bugs that favor humid dwellings. Make sure doors and windows are sealed tight to limit entry points and never leave food out unless you want to come back to it and find it half-eaten by an unwanted creature.
Keep an eye out for any signs of intrusion by little critters because an effective pest control effort often begin with a person’s ability to identify what’s lurking around their home.
About the Author
Tiffany Olson hails from beautiful Northern California and spends her working hours informing the public on a variety of topics, including pest control. Some of her favorite off-hours activities are cooking, reading, and making art.