Nobody likes a pest, but while some are simply bothersome, others can cause critical damage to your home or landscaping. With so many pests out there, how do you know what ones could cause harm?
Dealing with pests is not fun to think about, but pest damage costs homeowners billions of dollars every year, as well as pose serious health risks. Below are just a few examples of why keeping a watchful eye on your home or business for pest problems is extremely important.
Bed Bugs feed on human blood, and can travel from person to person while multiplying in number rapidly. Their residency in your beds, couches and other furniture could cause conditions so poor your furniture will have to be replaced.
Subterranean Termites cause more than two billion dollars of damage each year to property as they feed on the wooden structure of buildings. Their damage is hidden under floorboards and behind walls, making them a tricky pest to spot.
Rodents such as mice and rats can bring diseases in to your home, contaminate your food and multiply in number quickly while leaving droppings and damage to your property.
Boxelder Bugs don't cause damage to the structure of your home or business, but they can make a mess inside! Their excrement leaves stains on everything - your walls, curtains, pillowcases... nobody wants that!
Indian Meal Moths live near your food sources - able to chew through plastic bags and thin cardboard, they could eat up anything in your pantry they want! These pests will live in your cabinets and pantries, and wreak havoc on your dinner plans.
There are so many kinds of pests that cause many different problems - by highlighting just a few today, we hope this shows the importance of watching for signs of pests and contacting the pest experts when you suspect you have a problem... before it gets worse!