On the hunt for food, a single ant can lead the way for the entire colony to invade your home. The best way to control the problem is to find the nest and remove the queen.
After almost 60 years of virtual non-existence in the United States Bed Bugs are back. They can be 1.5mm to 5mm in size. Bed Bugs can live up to 18 months without a food source. They are attracted to exhaled carbon dioxide and feed off blood.
Carpenter ants cut “galleries” into the wood of your home. Colonies can contain up to 50,000 workers, and infestations are very difficult to control. Carpenter ants may also be mistaken for termites.
Cockroaches spread germs, make allergies worse and multiply at record-breaking speed.
House crickets can damage silk or wool clothing; paper; fruits and vegetables. They can eat almost anything available.
Fleas feed on human blood through small bites in the skin. They can jump from your carpet to your ankles and calves, and a female flea can produce up to 800 eggs during her lifetime.
Flies carry more than 100 pathogens that can cause dangerous diseases in humans and animals, such as typhoid, polio and tuberculosis.
The threat of mosquito-borne diseases can affect your family and pets.
Female moths can lay up to 200 eggs, and moth larvae feed on wool fabric and fur, doing damage to valuable clothing items.
Because rodents multiply so quickly, just a few can lead to an out-of-control infestation before you know it.
Not only are their webs a nuisance around the house, but spiders can inflict painful, sometimes dangerous bites.
Found in areas of high humidity, silverfish eat through paper, cardboard boxes and other items with high starch content.
More homes each year are damaged by termites than by fire. Termites cause approximately $5 Billion in damage to U.S. homeowners each year. A small termite colony (only 60,000 members) can eat through a linear foot of 2”x4” in just five months.
Ticks carry many serious diseases, including Lyme disease, encephalitis and typhus. They can live for over 500 days without a meal.
Wasps and Bees
Wasps can be distinguished from bees by their smooth, rather than hairy, bodies. Very protective of their nests, they will defend against invaders with painful stings. The common bee sting, while harmless to most people, can be very painful.
If you have any of these pests in your home, call the professionals at Seashore Pest Control to get a free inspection and custom pest control plan for your home and your pest problem.