As all pests come in all shapes, colors, sizes, and characteristics, they also can be destructive to your home or business, most can bring unsanitary and unhealthy conditions. They can simply be a nuisance or a real problem. When it comes to dealing with pests, most homeowners wonder how they even became infested to begin with. With this in mind, we at Stewart Termite and Pest Control would like to share the top common ways infestations occur.
Pests are Carried Inside in Boxes & By Visitors etc
Few realize they are responsible for the infestation. You or your pet may inadvertently bring pests inside. Some pests can be brought in through packages, second hand items, or directly on your person or possessions. For example, bed bugs are often carried inside the home. Bed bugs will stow away in your luggage and then when you unpack, they slip away until nightfall to feast in your blood and begin multiplying. Another example is roaches can be brought in packages and second hand items. Before unpacking and checking any second-hand items thoroughly before you bring it inside your home, the best preventative measure is thoroughly inspecting your luggage after a trip before unpacking and checking any second-hand items thoroughly. Additionally, check cardboard boxes as well.
Pests Get in Through Windows & Doors
Whenever possible, pests are opportunists and take advantage. Natural habitats right on your trees, bushes, and grass as quite a few pests are close by. These pests will simply wander inside and enjoy the easier lifestyle your home or business provides when the vegetation is growing and makes contact with the roof, vent, or window. Pests will stick around when their needs are met, food, water, and climate conditions. When they need food or water, escape harsher living conditions, or predators the open doors and windows are very welcoming. Ensure screens are closed over open doors and windows, keep firewood stacked away from the house, and maintain the foliage to avoid pest infestations.
Pests are Attracted to Food & Water in Kitchens & Bathrooms
The scraps left behind from humans, most pests will eat what they can find. Leaving food out on the countertops, piled up on dirty dishes in the sink, or even in open garbage cans can attract quite a few pests. Ensure food are stored in air-tight containers, you are diligent with housekeeping, and your indoor and outdoor garbage cans are tightly secured with lids and you wash them out monthly with hot soapy water.
These are just a few instances that can lead to infestations in homes and businesses. You can avoid heavy infestations with routine pest control maintenance services in addition your preventative maintenance and care. Professionals will customize your pest control needs and help you avoid pest infestations as well as eliminate them if they occur. To help you combat the infestations, or even have help preventing the infestations, call Stewart Termite and Pest Control today and let our professionals get started on your pest control needs. We have affordable pest control services to ensure effective pest control.