What kind of pests are invading your home? Identify them here and learn how Terminix can help you treat them with a safe, effective pest control plan.
These tips will help, but pests can find their way into even the cleanest homes. If you’re facing an infestation of bed bugs, termites, rodents, cockroaches or other pests, call 1-877-959-5912 for a professional pest control plan from the experts at Terminix.
Did you know pests can cause more damage to homes than many natural disasters? They also carry a wide range of dangerous and potentially deadly diseases. Why risk your home and health when you can let the experts at Terminix provide you with the best pest control plans in the industry? Terminix solutions attack up to 27 different types of pests – even the most menacing, like bed bugs, termites, wasps and rodents. And with a 100% money-back guarantee, you can be sure your Terminix pest control plan will get rid of pests for good. There are hundreds of household pests that can invade your personal space and threaten your home and health. Here are a few ways pests leave an unwanted lasting impression.
How pests threaten your home
Foundation – Termites are the primary culprit behind foundation damage, mainly due to the unsightly mud tubes they build on foundation walls as they tunnel from the ground into your home. Their burrowing may also cause damage to pipe and electrical openings in your foundation if they continue to use the same entry points.
Wood Structures/Floors/Furniture – Termites again are the biggest concern. They can hollow out floors, walls, wooden support beams, ceiling beams and more. But so can two other pests – carpenter ants and wood-boring beetles. Both species can live comfortably within the wood of your home for years before being detected. But by that time, they can destroy your entire home. Both are notoriously difficult to locate and remove, so prevention is the key.
Eaves, Decks and Siding – The telltale signs of summer may include sunny days, warmer temperatures and outdoor fun, but may also include giant holes in outdoor wood structures like porches, decks and eaves. These are caused by the carpenter bee. The holes serve as the doorway to the colony home, and aside from their unattractiveness, they can significantly weaken these structures.
Carpeting and Upholstery – Holes in carpeting and fabric-covered furniture may not be caused by moths, as most people suspect. Carpet beetles are another threat to the softer parts of your home. If you have carpeting throughout your home, carpet beetles can live for years without detection. Carpet beetles cause significant damage during the larval stage while living under floors and furniture and inside hidden crevices like air ducts.
Clothing – If your closet has ever been invaded by clothes moths, you know the damage they can cause. Like carpet beetles, the adults cause little to no damage. It’s the larvae that create Swiss cheese out of your clothing, blankets, sheets, towels, upholstery and more. You can treat a moth problem on your own, but a quarterly pest control plan is more effective.
How pests threaten your health
Pests can carry everything from Salmonella to E. coli and Streptococcus bacteria. And mosquitoes are responsible for the rise in West Nile Virus cases across the U.S. Here’s a brief list of the diseases and health problems caused by pests. But don’t wait until your family’s health is at risk – call 1-877-959-5912 today to learn more about preventative pest control plans from Terminix.