How to Identify Common Household Pests
When living in your home, you expect to see a random bug here and there, especially if you live in Texas. However, once you repeatedly see the same bug in your home, you may wonder if you have a larger issue on your hands and in your home. Having a pest infestation inside your home can be uncomfortable and frustrating if you can’t resolve the issue.
If you suspect that you have an insect or pest infestation, knowing what type of bug or pest you are dealing with is the first step in getting rid of them. Sometimes pests can be removed by simple at-home measures like vacuuming or cleaning with certain measures or products. Still, it can take a professional to address the issue in other instances.
When addressing the issue of an infestation, working with a professional pest control team will ensure that the problem is resolved and safe for your family or any pets in the home during the service. Professional pest control companies will be able to provide you with specialized services to your geographical location and the season you are currently in.
Ants come in wide different varieties and, based on your location, pose different frustrations to homeowners. Some ants can also provide harmful or painful bites and stings, so ensuring your home is free of these pests is also essential to your safety and comfort.
Ants, especially in Texas, tend to nest near trees and flowers, but they can be difficult to remove once they enter a home. Be aware of any landscaping around your home to maintain some home defense against ants.
Termites in a home are unarguably one of the most frustrating and destructive pests to a home. When left untreated, termites in a home can create unimaginable damage to a home very quickly because they live in large social groups that essentially divide and conquer a home.
They divided their work among specialized workers in their colonies to create these tunnels. To an untrained eye, they can resemble common house ants and, unfortunately, can remain untreated for too long, creating severe structural damage quickly.
Cockroaches are among the most uncomfortable infestations because they are associated with a level of disgust that is hard to overcome. They can potentially carry several diseases and pose health risks to you and your family, so you should work with professionals to help you remove these hard little bugs.
They are one of the hardest to remove because not only are they able to survive in most environments, but they can easily spread throughout a house and to other neighboring houses as well.
Rodents can pose dangers to a home if they try to infest or inhabit. Not only do they carry diseases, but they can create fire hazards. Rodents can chew through most things, including drywall and electrical wires.
Chewing through electrical wires can create bad connections in your home’s electrical system or even, unfortunately, fires—expensive repairs from such a small pest.
Bedbugs are a public health pest meaning that they cause a variety of negative health consequences. These specific pests can be extremely hard to eliminate with common household measures and need professional assistance to remove their presence. Bedbugs multiply at extremely rapid rates.
As they are considered a blood-sucking external parasite, their bites can irritate the skin, including allergic reactions, some mild as irritated skin, and some rare cases can lead to anaphylaxis.
Spiders can not only frighten you, but they can also give some very dangerous bites. In Texas, only two groups of spiders are considered poisonous to humans. Make sure that you are up to date with any information on bug safety in Texas to know if you need to seek medical attention for any bug encounters.
Contact us if you suspect a spider infestation so that we can help you safely remove any spiders around your home.
Scorpions, wasps, and centipedes are some of the other unsettling pests that call Texas home. They can give nasty stings or bites and usually require some medical care. Waps and scorpions are usually located outside the home and can be prevented from nesting with routine pest service on your home. At the same time, centipedes are known to be inside homes, in damp or dark spaces feeding on smaller insects.
Stay knowledgeable about local species so that you know any poison control measures you need to take if a bit or sting occurs. You can also check our service areas in Texas to see if our routine services are available to keep pests away from your home, especially some of the more unnerving ones.
Ticks are some of the other commonly encountered pests throughout Texas. There is even one named the Lone Star Tick. Ticks can pose serious health risks by carrying so many different diseases, and if you own pets or animals, you are at a greater risk of inviting them into your home or yard. Ensure your pets are on tick medication, maintain your yard through the warmer months, and have your yard and home sprayed to keep these little biters at bay.
Routine pest control services help us maintain a clean, healthy, and safe environment for our families. They also keep us from having pests inflict damage on our homes that could cost thousands of dollars to repair or clean. Read more on our blog about local concerns with pests and our experiences dealing with them.
Having scheduled services with a trusted company allows you to safely keep your home pest free without the hassle of checking any chemicals or even changing your schedule. Say goodbye to ants in the kitchen, termites in the walls, or spiders above the shower because these unwelcome guests have to go. We can effectively manage any pest concerns with professional pest control services in Weatherford, TX.