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How to Identify Pest Infestations in the Home

arrowblog321 | Posted on March 21, 2018

AntsInsects and pest infestations are often painfully obvious to the homeowner. Buzzing wasps, bugs crawling across counters, or squirrels rampaging in the attic are all pretty easy to identify. However, some infestations, such as termites, may be harder to diagnose. And just because you don’t see the problem doesn’t mean it isn’t there. Don’t take chances with your family’s health or the structural integrity of your home. Let professional residential exterminators in Long Island, NY, identify and eradicate pests in your home.

Insect Pests

Ants, fleas, cockroaches, spiders, ticks, stinging insects, stinkbugs—yuck! These insects are disgusting and embarrassing, and they harbor germs and disease. And if you see one, there are hundreds, if not thousands more. Call a reputable exterminator. Don’t wait until somebody gets bitten, stung, or sick.

Termites

Termites can be identified by large swarms of winged, ant-like insects, discarded wings, mud tunnels, pinholes in wood, or piles of “frass,” as termite droppings are called. It is possible to have termites and be unaware of their presence. In the meantime, they can be doing tens of thousands of dollars in damage. Having your home regularly and professionally inspected for termites is your best bet to keep your house free of costly termite damage.

Bed Bugs

Once largely eradicated from the United States, bed bugs have unfortunately made a huge resurgence in recent years. Despite the discomfort they can cause, they can be very difficult to find and eradicate. They feed only on blood, and can cause severe itching, bright red spots, and loss of sleep. A professional pest control service is the surest way to eliminate them.

MosquitoMosquitoes

Adult mosquitoes are readily identified by their irritating whine and itchy bites. Mosquito larvae are harder to identify and can hatch in any body of stale water. Their bites are more than a summertime annoyance. They can carry West Nile virus, zika, chikungunya, and other mosquito-borne illnesses.

Rodents

Rats and mice are some of the most unwelcome, uninvited guests around. This doesn’t stop them from infesting your home, chewing holes, and contaminating foods and surfaces. Rats and mice carry a whole host of germs and diseases, as well as mites, fleas, and ticks. If you see a rodent, rodent droppings, or finely chewed material, call a residential pest management company immediately

Wildlife Control

Raccoons and squirrels may be cute and amusing—until they get into your home. Once inside, they can become dangerous and bite. They can also cause considerable property damage, as well as carrying disease. Wild animals should be only trapped and removed by licensed professionals.

What to Do

Don’t risk your family’s health and comfort. As soon as you know or suspect you have a pest problem, contact residential exterminators in Long Island, NY. They can quickly and accurately determine what types of pests are involved, and implement appropriate, environmentally-sensitive solutions.  

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