Common Pests That Infest Your Home

Pest Control

There are many different pests that have the potential to infest your home. Some of them are just annoying, while others pose potential dangers to your family or building. Below are just a few of the most common types of bugs found inside homes.

Termites

Termites are small bugs that eat away at any wood they can get to. Termite treatment Laguna Beach is vital to your home’s structural integrity, as overtime the damage can become bad enough to cause hazards enough your home is no longer livable. For this reason, it is imperative you receive professional termite treatment Laguna Beach as soon as the issue is noticed.

Ants

Most ants are only annoying, and the most common (little black ants often collectively referred to as “sugar ants”) do not pose any major hazard. Some ants can cause structural damage like termites do, and others have bites which cause severe injury. Like termites, an ant problem can be very hard to eradicate.

Roaches

Roaches love anything damp, dark, or dirty. For this reason, they are often found in old or abandoned homes, and thrive in humid climates. Though they do not pose a major safety risk on their own, roaches are dirty creatures and where you see one there is certain to be another five you do not.

Mice/Rats

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Mice and rats carry diseases, and their fecal matter poses significant risks to your family’s health. They breed quickly and can turn from two to two hundred in a frighteningly brief period. They cause damage to walls, ceilings, and floors as they chew through woods or even plastics.

Fleas/Ticks

Fleas and ticks can feel virtually impossible to get rid of, and because they are so tiny the infestation is not normally noticed until it is already out of hand. Ticks carry dangerous ailments (like Lyme’s Disease and Rocky Mountain Fever) which could even prove lethal. The risk of death by one of these diseases is increased in young children, the elderly, and those already ill.

Bees/Wasps

Bees can sometimes be dangerous – particularly to those who are allergic to their stings – but they are also a very vital part of our ecosystem, and usually do not sting unless provoked. Wasps, on the other hand, are just jerks. Both, however, can make their nests around your home. Both can also be removed, with bees being replaced elsewhere and wasps being eradicated with poisons or other methods.