Whether you own or rent your home, chances are good that you will encounter a one or two of these common pests some point. Even clean, well-maintained and new properties can be subject to pest control problems, so it is important to know what pests to look for in and around your home.
For examples, flies may lay their eggs in garbage located outdoors, and wasps and hornets often build their nests on the exterior of a building. However, once established flying insects can migrate quite far, and if they find a source of food inside they will enter your home to get at it.
The hardest part of dealing with common pests is often locating their nest.
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Unlike flying insects, these pests more often nest inside the home, making colonies inside the walls, under the floorboards, or in other relatively dark and warm places. These infestations should be addressed as soon as possible because burrowing insects reproduce quickly and can rapidly spread to all areas of the house.
In the case of termites, property damage can also generally be avoided as long as the pests are removed promptly.
Rats, mice, and other rodents may wander into a house occasionally, but full-blown infestations are uncommon compared to insects.
However, because these pests often carry disease, it is important to take any appearance of one in your home seriously. Trash and unsecured food attract rodents, so if you live in an area that is prone to rodent infestation or have seen one in your house recently, your best line of defense is to keep the area clean.
In the vast majority of cases, these common pests can be stopped before they cause any permanent damage to your property. Call an exterminator as soon as you notice pests in your home to prevent the infestation from growing.
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