Cockroaches are disgusting little critters that scurry and spread bacteria on your counters and floors. There are different kinds, but they have in common that you don’t want them inside your house.
To avoid a cockroach infestation, consider these tips:
Replace any damaged or torn door and window screens.
Take out your garbage often.
Close off gaps to the outside of your property.
Clean and vacuum regularly.
Check any packages you receive for roaches before bringing them inside.
Mosquitoes are among the most annoying insects in Savannah. They silently land on you when they aren’t buzzing around your head, sucking your blood and leaving itchy bumps. These bumps are bad enough but can also have severe consequences. While less likely in the United States, mosquitoes are known worldwide to carry viruses and diseases. It’s best to keep yourself safe and avoid an infestation on your property.
If you want to stop mosquitoes from buzzing around, consider the following tips:
Turn containers and buckets in your yard upside down.
Keep your grass cut short.
Fill holes in your yard that can collect rainwater.
Remove standing water from around the house.
Get rid of debris, stumps, and branches from your yard.
You may see an ant or two and think nothing of it. It may even be amusing watching them carry off a giant crumb. The problem is, they are taking that crumb somewhere—and that somewhere is their colony. Ant colonies can grow to huge numbers, and an infestation can quickly get out of control. There are a few different types of ants living in your home. These include sugar, Argentine, fire, and more. While some are just annoying, others, like fire ants, have an excruciating bite.
If you want to make sure ants don’t set up a colony in your home, consider these tips:
Rinse out your containers and cans before throwing them out.
Get rid of fallen branches and debris from your property.
Use weather-stripping on your doors and windows.
Put your food away when you are finished eating.
Spiders are icky. They spin webs in the corners of your house and scurry about your walls. While some are relatively harmless, others have bites that can land you in the hospital.
If you don’t want spiders spinning webs in your home, consider these tips:
Keep your windows and doors closed when you aren’t using them.
Get rid of rock piles, woodpiles, and debris from your property.
Repair any damage to door and window screens.
Ensure there are no cracks in the outside wall of your home.
Remove spider webs whenever you see them.
Bed bugs are small but highly annoying insects. As their name implies, bed bugs are often found in beds—but they can also make their way to other pieces of furniture throughout the house. Bed bugs feed on blood—which makes you their ideal meal. Their bites are annoying and itchy, leading to infections from scratching.
To avoid bed bugs, consider these tips:
Clean and vacuum your home regularly—including your mattress.
Wash clothing when you bring it home from shopping.
Wash your sheets regularly.
Avoid purchasing used furniture.
Wash your clothing when you return home from traveling.
There are a few different rodents, including Norway rats, roof rats, and mice. They are all potential disease spreaders that can chew through your wires and damage your home.
If you don’t want rodents in your house, consider these tips:
Take out your garbage regularly.
Vacuum and clean up often.
Keep your doors and windows closed.
Put away food after eating it.
Use your garbage disposal.
Wasps and hornets are mean and dangerous. Their stings hurt a lot; unlike bees, their sting doesn’t kill them and will continue to sting. On top of their stings being painful, wasps and hornets can also trigger an allergic reaction that may be bad enough to land someone in the hospital. Even if you aren’t allergic, a guest to your home may be. It’s best to avoid this risk and remove a wasp or hornet nest as soon as possible.
If you are considering taking care of the issue yourself, you’ll want to reconsider. Instead, hire professional pest control prevention services to handle the problem. Pest Control will safely remove the nest and ensure those wasps and hornets don’t come back!
Ticks are parasites that attach themselves to people and animals. These parasites live off of their host’s blood. Not only tick annoying, but they are also extremely dangerous. Ticks spread a variety of different diseases—some of which are deadly. If you notice your pet, a family member, or you have a tick or ticks, make sure you take care of it immediately.
To prevent ticks from moving forward, consider these tips:
Cut your bushes and remove dense vegetation.
Cut your lawn regularly.
Use tick control programs to keep your pets safe from ticks.
Vacuum and clean regularly.
Termites and carpenter ants
Termites and carpenter ants are well-known for the damage they do to properties. They get into your walls and start eating away at them. Over time, this can lead to severe damage that can cost thousands of dollars to repair. They spread quickly, so contact Nationwide Pest Control immediately if you see them. We’ll send a specialist who knows how the termite control process works to eliminate a termite or carpenter ant infestation.