The Most Common Household Pests in Our Area
Critters and bugs are vital to the balance of many ecosystems. However, they can become a nuisance, especially if they are found in places they don’t belong like your house. If not taken care of, they bring unwanted effects, including diseases and structural damage. Keeping your home as tidy as possible is the first line of defense against these pests. Then again, even the cleanest abodes can still have this issue from time to time.
Today, Bugworks Pest Control Co., your local pest treatment and control company, shares the most common household pests in the local area.
These are among the common pests that can be found invading homes and businesses around the world. Known for being prolific breeders, their flat bodies allow them to squeeze their way through cracks and crevices, making them difficult to get rid of. American cockroaches are the most common and are found in warm, moist areas of your home.
These pests are responsible for damaging millions of homes in the U.S., causing five billion dollars in damages each year according to the National Pest Management Association. They are highly social insects that live together in large colonies feeding on wood, paper and other items containing cellulose.
Fleas & Ticks
Fleas are wingless insects with powerful hind legs that allow them to jump to great distances. Ticks, meanwhile, aren’t insects—they’re closely related to arachnids like spiders and scorpions. Despite their differences, they’re parasitic pests with specialized mouthparts to easily latch on human and animal flesh to draw blood for nourishment.
Mice and rats are some of the common species of rodents that cause problems for homeowners here in our local area. Like cockroaches, they’re prolific breeders and can take advantage of food and water sources that they come across. They’re also associated with a wide variety of diseases and must be dealt with as soon as possible.
The state of Texas is the home of many spider species such as the brown recluse and the black widow spiders. While they stay away from people, bites can occur when pressed against the skin, like when tangled within clothes, towels, or bedding.
Bees can sometimes make their way into homes while looking for a place to nest. They prefer dark and protected areas such as wall voids and chimneys. Living spaces exposed to the outside are at risk for bee infestations.
At Bugworks Pest Control Co., we control every type of pest: termites, cockroaches, fleas & ticks, rodents, spiders, and fleas, servicing residential, commercial, and hospital industries. Call us today at (956) 687-2645 to learn more about our services. You may also fill out our contact form to request a free estimate.