Three Pests You Never Want In Your Home
We see a lot of crazy stuff, but when it comes to really nasty pest issues, these three pests are the worst.
1. Bed Bugs
Oh, nobody wants bed bugs. Most species have evolved to prey on humans. There is a list of organisms that are evolving to live beside humankind in our modern world. Bed Bugs are one of those.
Bed Bugs are hard to get rid of because of where they hide and what they do. Nobody wants to sleep in a bed that has been sprayed with pesticides either. Plus, pesticides don’t really work anymore on bed bugs. One issue is that bed bugs tend to hide in places where pesticides cannot reach. The ideal way to treat bed bug populations is to use heat and steam. It is a process that is similar to tenting a house for termites.
Bed bugs appear in all places where humans live, but you most often find them along major travel routes. They do not care if you are rich or poor or where you live. Humans carry bed bugs from one location to the next, and we often do so without knowing.
For the most part, bats are beneficial, and they don’t cause too much of an issue. The exception is when bats get into the walls of your home or your home’s attic. If left unchecked, the mess that a colony of bats can make is enormous. They urinate and poop where they roost. Over time, their waste begins to build up and stick. Because urine is acidic, it literally begins to eat the flooring. If it gets wet, it will leak down into the subflooring and stain the ceilings in lower level rooms. It will also run down the inside of the walls and cause considerable damage to the home.
Bats do not need to be killed to evict them. They simply need to leave the house. We have a technique that allows them to go but not return to that roosting spot. It is a good idea to install a bat box in your yard so that they stay around but not living with you. Bats help to control mosquitoes and other insects that fly at dawn and dusk.
Many larger mammals are difficult to deal with, but raccoons are aggressive. Not only do they come to eat pet food, but they can do considerable damage to your home or commercial building. Raccoons not only come for the food but also to find shelter. What this means for homeowners is damage to the roof, gutters, siding, the chimney, and even windows. If raccoons can get under the house, they can damage insulation, ductwork, electrical wiring, and pipes. All of this adds up to expensive repairs.
Learn more about how to control even the worst of pests by giving our team a call. We provide comprehensive and affordable pest control services throughout the Bryan and College Station Communities.