Pests in the home are not only a nuisance, but they can also damage your home and cause health problems. Some insects are so small that there could be hundreds of different types in your house without you even knowing about it. It is best to control these pest infestations with preventive maintenance before they have a chance to get established.
Termites – Termites are the leading cause of home damage by pests in the United States, causing over 5 billion dollars’ worth of destruction each year. Moisture and warm dark places attract them. Mulch retains moisture and should stay far from the foundation of your home.
Powderpost Beetles – Lyctid beetles are known to attack hardwood furniture, along with flooring, doors, and cabinets. They produce small round holes in the wood, making the structure weak and decreasing the value of your property. The most economical solution to get rid of these beetles is to remove the infested wood.
Carpenter Ants – These ants can also cause structural damage to softwoods, such as pine and fir. Baits and sprays can help in controlling these pests. Sometimes the nest is outdoors, and they just come in to forage for foods. With help from your local pest professional, you can seal your home to keep pests from coming inside.
Mice – Mice and rats infesting your house can cause health problems due to the bacteria in their urine and feces. They will also chew on wiring, which is a fire hazard. Keep them under control with traps.
Squirrels – These rodents can cause damage to your home by chewing into siding and attic vents. They build nests in attics, basements, and garages. These critters are known for eating through wires, like their other rodent relatives. They may also find their way into your walls, damaging your home and living there for generations. Squirrels are fire hazards because of the disarray they cause.
Honey Bees – Bees can quickly grow a colony of over 30,000 bees in a few days. If you notice bee infestation in your home, you will need someone who deals with bees to help extract them. It’s important not to kill them or to attempt to take the hive down yourself. Seek professional help, don’t risk getting stung by thousands of bees, or even worse, hornets or wasps.
Indoor Ants – These small ants create a nuisance and can get into your food supplies. Liquid baits are the best way to control them. The best thing to do for ants is to avoid them at all costs. Don’t leave food or liquid out where they can smell it and enter your house.
Fire Ants – These ants are known for damaging electrical switches and air conditioning units. Baits that are carried back to the nest will help control them.
Cockroaches – These pests can cause asthma in children and other health problems. Proper cleaning and baits should eliminate them.
Bedbugs – These bugs reduce the livability of your home. Unfortunately, any family member can pick them up at school or work, and infestation numbers are on the rise for these critters. Professional should be called in to get rid of the problem.
Contact a Professional Service to Get the Job Done
The best thing you can do is avoid an infestation at all costs. Keep your home clean and free from food particles that would attract buggers. If you live in a large city, you’re prone to getting mice, rats, and bed bugs. Unfortunately, that’s just a part of living here. The best thing you can do for yourself is to call in professional pest control services.
My Personal Exterminator will come in, assess the situation, and figure out how to deal with it in a timely and effective manner. We also offer pet-friendly services, so you don’t have to worry about anything on your part. If you have an infestation that is affecting you and your home in New York City, contact us as soon as possible.