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Pests are an all-too-common inconvenience for homeowners in South Texas. Though any home can potentially be attacked by a variety of pests, the type of pest and resulting damage to your property will depend on whether it is an indoor or outdoor enviornment. In this post, we’ll explore the differences between indoor and outdoor pests common in South Texas and how professional pest control companies combat them.

Common Indoor Pests

The most common pests invading homes in South Texas include cockroaches, bed bugs, spiders, ants, and rodents like mice and rats. Each of these pests poses unique hazards to humans living in infested homes. Cockroaches are known for spreading a variety of diseases to people through their feces and saliva; bed bugs can cause skin irritation and allergic reactions; spiders can bite or sting; ants produce waste that triggers allergies; rodents like mice and rats have been linked to numerous health risks including asthma and Leptospirosis. Professional pest control companies may employ a variety of tactics to help manage these pesky creatures including baits, traps, aerosols, fumigants, sprays, gels, dusts, and residual insecticides.

Common Outdoor Pests

When it comes to outdoor pests in South Texas, termites lead the pack. These wood-destroying insects feed on dead plant material found in soil around the foundation of your house or other wooden structures like trees or fences. They can also burrow into your home’s walls causing serious structural damage if left unchecked. Other outdoor pests common to South Texas include mosquitoes (known for carrying various disease-causing pathogens), ticks (which transmit Lyme disease), fire ants (which can cause painful stings), snails (responsible for damaging vegetation)and wasps (known for delivering painful stings). To protect against these unwanted guests from entering your house, professional pest control services may use baits systems around the yard and chemicals around the perimeter of the house, as well as outside barriers, such as screens over windows or vents, that prevent entry into your home.

By understanding the differences between indoor and outdoor pests common to South Texas – as well as familiarizing yourself with the tactics that may be used by professional pest control companies – you will be able to make educated decisions to protect your family and property from potential infestations.

Call Bricker Pest Control today at 979-244-5811 for questions about professional pest control and to scedule a pest inspection for your home.

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