Pests are an unwelcome sight for many homeowners and renters. While some pests may seem harmless, they can cause damage to your home or health. Knowing the common types of household pests, their biology, and how to identify them is essential for keeping you and your family safe.
One of the most common household pests that you should be aware of is ants. Ants are small insects that often settle in damp areas around the house like bathrooms or kitchens, as well as outdoors in flower beds or gardens. They often come in large numbers and can quickly become a nuisance. To discourage them from entering your home, make sure to seal any potential entryways such as gaps under doors or around windows.
Another type of pest you might encounter is cockroaches. These nocturnal bugs feed on garbage or food crumbs found throughout your home, making it necessary to keep things clean at all times to avoid an infestation. Cockroaches will also hide in tiny cracks during the day so thoroughly inspect wall crevices and furniture for signs of them before purchasing second-hand items.
The last type of common household pest is rodents such as mice and rats. These pests breed very quickly so it’s important to identify the source quickly and eliminate it with traps or bait from a reputable supplier. Additionally, make sure that all food is stored away properly by sealing off any potential access points they may have into cupboards or pantries.
When dealing with any type of pest situation it’s important to take action right away to prevent further spread or damage within your home. If you’re unsure what type of pest has invaded your space seek help from a professional exterminator at Bricker Pest Control who can help assess the situation and recommend treatments, if needed.