There’s nothing worst than finding a pest infestation in your home. However, not all animal invasions in your home are created equal. Some can be more damaging than others and require different solutions.
Here, we’ll break down five common household pests that can cause the most damage to your home and what to do about it. Read on to learn more!
- Keeping Pests Away from Your Home
Ants are an incredibly common house pest. While ants are obviously very small, where there is one there are undoubtedly many more.
There are also various types of ants, including carpenter ants, fire ants, and sugar ants, which all have different annoying traits. Carpenter ants can be especially damaging as they can chew into wooden structures to create nests.
Cockroaches are another common offender, and while you might only see one cockroach at a time, they can be very good at hiding.
Cockroaches can contaminate food, destroy fabric and paper, and even cause stains on surfaces. Because these bugs are bigger than most of the others on this list, bug sprays don’t always work as a long-term solution, but traps can be used to manage an infestation.
Termites are notorious for causing expensive damage to homes. Termites can eat straight through wood and cause serious property damage. In fact, termites cause more than $5 billion in property damage annually.
Because termites can work so fast to cause damage, calling in an expert at the first sign of damage is extremely important to preventing major issues.
Rodents come in all shapes and sizes but the ones that you are most likely to see in your home include mice, rats, and squirrels. Rodents also have a tendency to chew through all kinds of materials in your home, making them a very expensive pest to deal with.
However, rodents are also particularly dangerous because they can carry numerous diseases that can spread to humans. Because they are bigger, they can often be harder to trap, but an expert can also usually make quick work of this issue.
Honeybees may be a crucial part of the environment and make honey for you to enjoy, but if they get into your home without you knowing, they can also be a very expensive pest to deal with.
Hives, wax, and honey can be very difficult to deal with and often require calling in a specialist who can remove hives without creating more damage than necessary. Hives can also easily attract other pests like rodents or moths.
Keeping Pests Away from Your Home
The most important part of dealing with and preventing pest infestations is constantly being vigilant. Keep your home as clean as possible and don’t neglect the spaces you don’t see or use very frequently.
And as always, don’t be afraid to contact a professional to help deal with your pest control needs. If you don’t know how to get rid of pests properly, the situation can easily get worse instead of better.
Contact Hero Pest Control today to find out what you can do to protect your family and your home from pests.