What Pests Can Do To Your Home
There are not many things worse than coming home from a long day at work and finding that your home is infested with pests. Whether it’s bed bugs making a comfy home in your sheets, termites eating away at your walls or ants invading your living room, there is certainly nothing pleasant about now having to deal with these unwanted guests. It may not be an issue you’ve ever had to manage before but after just one incident you will definitely not want to have to do it again.Here is a list of different pests known to wreak havoc both inside and outside homes and what they are capable of doing to you, your family and your property…
One of the most unpleasant pests you may across; bed bugs typically make their way to the corners of your bed and wait until you’ve laid your head down to rest to start doing what they do best…bite. These bites aren’t like your normal mosquito bite too, they leave awful red and extremely itchy welts making it a very painful problem.
A recent study conducted by the National Pest Management Association shows that termites cost American residents more than 5 billion dollars in damage annually. These small but extremely hazardous pests eat away at both wood and at soil, which means they could be either inside your home, outside or both.
Not only do rodents such as mice and rats chew through walls, plaster and wood damaging your homes structure, they can carry with them diseases and cause allergic reaction to people through their droppings. In addition to your homes structure, they have been known to chew through electrical wires, which can cause a potential house fire.
Besides extremely fast and hard to kill, these rather big pests can carry bacteria on their bodies such as salmonella and E. Coli. Studies (NIEHS) have also found that nearly 20% of children have extreme sensitivities to cockroach allergens. They have the ability to contaminate food, kitchens and entire homes.Although these aren’t all of the pests that can invade and infest your home and property, it’s safe to say that nothing good can come from these and that pest control is extremely important in order to keep your home safe and free from contamination, diseases and bacteria.