5 Most Common Pests Found in Homes
5 Most Common Pests Found in Homes
Even a clean house can experience its share of pests. Our team has offered pest control services in Plantation and throughout South Florida. We can confidently say we’ve seen it all and can protect your home and family from pests big and small.
Experiencing pest problems? Don’t hesitate to give us a call today.
Now, let’s get to the most common pests found in and around homes, and the type of damage they can do.
Ants are one of the most common pest invaders. They’re small, so they can easily get into the smallest openings in your home. They come indoors in search of food and a place to build their nests. Ants can do a lot more than sting you with their bites – they can also cause serious damage to your home. For example, carpenter ants can create similar damage to termites, as they hollow out moist wood for nesting. Unfortunately, they’re less noticeable than termites because they hide in wood structures.
You may have an infestation if you:
- Spot wood shavings beneath wooden surfaces
- Hear small rustling sounds inside walls and other areas in the home
- See one or two ants around your house
If you see any of these signs, contact our pest control services in Plantation before severe damage is done.
South Florida is notorious for the cockroach known as the palmetto bug, so you probably see your share of cockroaches. They can get into your home by crawling through small cracks and holes. They can flatten out their exoskeleton and slip through the smallest space, so make sure to seal up any openings throughout your home.
They can also come in if you’ve left a door or window open.
Although cockroaches don’t cause much structural damage to your home, they spread disease, bacteria, and viruses. In other words, they create serious health issues that you wouldn’t want to be exposed to you or your family.
As a result, if you spot cockroaches in your home, it’s important to contact Accurate Pest Control. We’ll customize our pest control solutions to fit your specific needs.
Another plight that’s common in Florida is fleas. Flea season in South Florida is all year long. The easiest way for flees to get into your home is by jumping onto you or your pet while you’re outside, and then you track them into your home. Like cockroaches, they don’t cause much structural damage to your home, but they pose many health risks.
Because they’re bloodsuckers, they can carry diseases from one human or animal to another. In some serious cases, they can even cause anemia – to you and your pets. Contact our pest management in Plantation to rid your home of fleas.
Mice typically enter homes through cracks and holes within your foundation. Sometimes they can get in through sink or bathtub drains. Rodents can be problematic for several reasons. For example, they:
- Cause serious damage (they chew on everything, including electric wiring)
- Nest inside walls and furniture
- Breed quickly
- Spread disease
You should act quickly if you’re facing a rodent infestation. Our pest control services in Plantation offer rodent infestation to free your home of mice and rats.
Did you know that bed bugs are parasites that feed on human blood?
They’re commonly known for hiding in beds but can also hide in small spaces throughout your home, such as cracks, holes, crevices, etc. It’s believed that they don’t transmit diseases between humans because they depend solely on human blood. They also don’t carry disease or cause structural damage to the home. But anyone who has had bed bugs knows how desperately they want to get rid of them. Living with bed bugs causes way too much discomfort for anyone to tolerate. Our customizable fumigation services will effectively rid your home of bedbugs.
Contact Accurate Pest Control
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