Pests belong outdoors, but they will always find their way into your home through a crack or crevice you were unaware of. And when they do, and you spot them, it can cause a great deal of concern – we totally get that. The good news is, most pests are unlikely to cause you severe harm, and the vast majority of them are far more scared of you than you are of them.
When the seasons change, you might also see more and more insects around. For example, wasp nest removal services are in high demand simply because there are so many wasps everywhere at this time of year. On the flip side, you don’t see many spiders as they seek shelter during the colder months. But, regardless of the time of year, you never know what you might find, so here is a list of the pests you don’t want to be sharing your home with.
Termites are considered to be the most destructive insect pests in the world. Many buildings and structures are damaged by these pests each year resulting in huge financial losses. That’s why it’s important to inspect termites and get rid of them. Curious about the cost of termite inspection? Click here.
Of course, spiders are fascinating creatures, but the sight of just one often leaves people running for their lives (not literally, but you get the point). Spiders are self-sufficient arachnids because they weave their webs to catch their prey and live anywhere and everywhere.
They are usually found in the corners of rooms where it is dark or where there is enough room in between the walls for them to comfortably live. In other words, your home is their ideal habitat – yikes!. Even worse, most spiders can bite, and although most house spiders cannot harm adults, they can pose a danger to young children. So, if you have a young family at home, you should probably get your house checked by a professional pest control company to be sure.
Bees And Wasps
Bees and wasps are known to be mostly seen around flowers and planets. After all, they are pollinators that look after our planet. Despite this, there is always an element of fear whenever we humans see them. Of course, we understand this. It is not a myth; wasps will sting if they feel provoked. But bees are humble creatures and will only sting if they absolutely have to. After all, once they sting someone, they will die shortly afterward.
Look, we are not saying if you have an infestation of either insect that you should leave it. Infestations can be extremely dangerous, and removing them requires a specialized team. We ask that if they don’t pose a danger, then leave them alone. If we look after them, they will look after us.
If you have cats and dogs, then fleas are a probable pest you are going to find indoors (sorry to be the bearer of bad news). Luckily, if they carry them in from outside, you will know about it pretty damn quickly. These pests might be tiny, but they jump around a lot and like to bite, especially during the summer. The bad news is you don’t want these pests in your home. They carry some pretty nasty diseases which they can transmit to animals and humans, meaning your fluffy friends and you are at risk.
As if sharing your home with the pests above sounds bad enough, how would you feel about sharing your bed with a bunch of bloodsuckers? Pretty grim prospect, right? Bed bug bites can be irritating and disturb your sleeping pattern. These pests can also transmit some pretty nasty diseases, so we would highly recommend calling in the professionals if you think you have an impending problem.
The pests that make your skin crawl – rats! They carry many diseases, can chew through electrical cables, and cause severe damage to your home’s structure. That sounds bad enough, but once rats are in your home, you are going to find it extremely difficult to eradicate them. Your best bet is to call a pest control company.