Pests can be a severe nuisance. No one wants to be bothered by pests while they are relaxing at home. And no one wants to be shocked to find their food storage filled with nasty insects. But despite being careful and keeping your house clean, pests will remain persistent and find their ways inside your lovely home. If you don’t keep an eye out for these creepy-crawlies, you might be surprised to learn that you’re already sharing your house with them. The damage they deal may not be entirely visible early on, so it’s best to be wary of infestation signs to avoid more significant problems.
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What’s That Bug?
Here are the most common household pests you may face and the signs you should look out for:
Bed bugs are annoying tiny insects, and they are found all over the planet. Well, except in Antarctica. So, if you’re not living in that icy continent, you can always be a target for bedbugs. They have tiny, flat, and oval-shaped bodies that are color brown. But after feeding, their bodies turn to bright red, like telling you that they are filled with your blood.
If a bed bug bites you, you won’t feel it right away because they secrete a tiny amount of anesthetic before feeding. While their bites are not too painful, they may be very itchy. They can cause irritation and other health concerns. You would know that a bed bug has bitten you if you see multiple red spots appearing in a line on your skin. Don’t scratch them! Doing so can cause them to bleed or become infected.
These insects may be the closest to the word filth. You would know right away that there are cockroaches around if you smell a musty, pungent odor in your house. Besides their stench, cockroaches make painful bites, contaminate your food, and spread diseases everywhere. They multiply very rapidly, and it is hard to contain their numbers. If you see small brown pill-like pouches in the corners of your house, those are cockroach eggs containing as many as 48 cockroaches inside. You don’t want them to hatch before acting out.
If you see cockroaches and eggs in your home, contact Pest Be Gone before it’s too late. Getting rid of these annoying creatures is our expertise.
There are numerous species of flies globally, and about 18,000 of them are found in North America. But there are seven common species you’ll see, which are the Blow Fly, Bottle Fly, Drain Fly, Fruit Fly, Gnat, Housefly, and Phorid Humpbacked Fly. The Housefly is the one usually buzzing around our homes, hence the name.
Houseflies don’t bite. However, they can cause health problems if humans eat the food they touch. These insects contaminate food by simply landing on them, transferring microbes in the process. They may have landed on garbage, dead animals, or feces before, and their next destination might be your food. Houseflies also spit on solid food, liquefying them, then drinking them.
If your home is made of wood, termites are your worst nightmare. They can break down an entire wooden post in only a few days, and they wouldn’t take long to spread the damage to other parts of your home. It is estimated that termites damage around 600,000 homes in the U.S. each year, costing up to $5 billion in repairs.
It’s always a good idea to look for signs of a termite infestation every now and then. They usually leave mud lines on your walls, posts, shelves, or other wooden furniture. If you see them, call Pest Be Gone right away. Using our eco-friendly pest control techniques, we will remove the entire termite colony away from your home.
Wasps may look like bees, but don’t be deceived. They are aggressive killing machines that bring terror to wherever they go. There are many kinds of wasps that you may encounter, including paper wasps, cicada killers, mud daubers, and the infamous yellow jackets. They naturally nest underground, but empty spaces of buildings and houses can also work for them. If you spot a wasp or two during the afternoon, there’s a good chance that they have already built their nest nearby.
Don’t try to touch a wasp nest on your own. It could be very dangerous and even fatal for those allergic to their stings. If you have a wasp problem, call your local pest control service provider.
A Final on Top Household Pests
There are many more pests that may infest your home. But whatever critter is bothering you and your family, Pest Be Gone can handle it! If you spot any of the signs mentioned above or something unusual, don’t hesitate to contact us. Our tailored service for each home guarantees that it will clear your home of pests in no time! Pest Be Gone, your local pest control in Rocklin!