Regardless if your home is the most spotless on the block, you may still experience a bug infestation. Nothing is grosser than creepy crawlies hanging around your home, and they can do some extreme damage. Here’s what you need to know.
Ants may be small, but they’re just about as annoying as bees and wasps. While they may seem like a nuisance, they come into people’s homes looking for food. They will build a nest in your lawn, dry soil, and underneath your paving. Most ants are harmless, but carpenter ants can damage your house by eating the wood for nesting.
It was estimated that U.S. improvement and repair expenditure amounted to about 326.1 billion U.S. dollars in 2015. To avoid having to spend a ton of money to repair your home, there are somethings that can be done to get rid of ants. Look for possible entry points and seal them. Head outside and look for small piles of dirt near holes in the soil. After you’ve sealed everything up, clean up anything that might attract an infestation. This means making sure all your food is put away and you don’t have any sticky residue lingering on your surfaces.
Bed bugs are another form of pest that can wreak havoc if they make their way into your home. They feed on human blood, which means they can cause injuries to you and your family. While they may not destroy your home, they can cause extreme stress and psychological trauma. If you notice bites on your body, spots on your bed, or bed bugs themselves, reach out to a professional pest control service immediately. Unfortunately, bed bugs aren’t easy to get rid of so working with a professional team is your only way to successfully eradicate them
And last but not least, termites can cause extensive damage to your home. Much like carpenter ants, these pests are notorious for chewing through the wood both inside and outside of your home. They tear holes through the foundation, walls, and all manner of other structural elements. In order to prevent further damage, you need to work with a pest control company to resolve the issue. These professionals can also prevent any termites from attacking your home and belongings in the future. Approximately $2 billion is spent each year in the United States to prevent or treat for termites.
Imagine you spend hours each week making sure your home is spotless. But regardless of what you do, sometimes it’s hard to prevent bugs from entering your home. Pests like ants, termites, and bed bugs can do serious harm to your home and your family. But by taking the proper steps, you can stop them from coming back into your house in the future.