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What Are Occasional Invaders?
Pests that commonly make their way into homes and buildings every once in a while can be referred to as occasional invaders. While they are in the home seeking warmth, shelter, food, or water, these pests can be quite a nuisance. These bugs don’t pose much of a threat and aren’t even known for reproducing on the property, but once again, that doesn’t mean they aren’t a problem. Given their creepy looks, they can be quite intimidating. When it comes right down to it, although only occasionally in the home, occasional invaders are not something you want to have to be forced to live with. And, you don’t have to be when you take advantage of our premier pest control services. Before you take advantage of our services, we’d like to take the time to explain a little more to you about these pests.
Pests that fall into the occasional invader category are:
House Centipedes are usually found in shower drains, tubs, or anywhere with excessive moisture
Earwigs are typically found in areas with excessive moisture as well
The Pill Bug has commonly been referred to as the Roly Poly or Doodlebug on many occasion
The Silverfish is an insect that only eats fatty carbohydrates like sugars and starches
Why Do People Have Occasional Invaders?
If you paid close attention to the information above, you likely already know that there are only four reasons that these pests could be in your home. They are either seeking shelter, warmth, food, or water. They usually find their way into the property via the smallest openings, so this would be the best place to start when trying to eliminate an infestation. Start by sealing up all the littlest cracks and crevices.
Are Occasional Invaders Dangerous?
Occasional invaders don’t reproduce in the home, they don’t bite, and they certainly don’t transmit any diseases, so no, they are not dangerous. They do not pose any threats to you or your family. Of course, this doesn’t mean they’ll be easy to live with. They won’t be and given their ugly appearances, it only makes matters worse for the residents of Rochester, NY.
How Do I Get Rid Of Occasional Invaders?
Although the occasional invader does not pose anyone in your home a threat, it is only natural to want to get them out. In addition to this, the presence of some of these bugs could mean that there are problems somewhere. Your home’s humidity should only be anywhere from 35 to 40 and if it is more, there could be ventilation problems or something going on with your air conditioner. You could also be dealing with leaking pipes. These are all things that we can and will reveal during our in-house assessment. That aside, the best way to deal with these critters is by stopping them before they enter the home. Of course, this is much harder said than done, otherwise, there would be no need for pest management at all.
It gets even harder once the critters have moved in. This is because a lot of them don’t build nests, giving them the ability to move and adapt on the run. Along with this, they need little to thrive. The best way to start eliminating these critters is by vacuuming them up and disposing of them in a proper means. Do this and block off entry points and you’ll be well on your way to eliminating your pest infestation as well as keeping your home pest-free for the foreseeable future.
When Can You Get Here?
With our unique insight into the pest management field, we stay pretty busy all year round. That doesn’t mean we aren’t here for the residents of Rochester because we are. We are always more than willing to accommodate in any manner we can. All you have to do is pick up the phone, give us a call, and we’ll have a trained pro out to the property within 24 to 48 hours. Keep in mind, we do have emergency services available if and when they are needed.
Are There Safe Treatments Available?
Here at our pest management services, we hold safety with high regard. The safety of our employees, as well as the safety of our customers, are our top priorities. Unfortunately, working in the pest industry and eliminating pests comes with inherent risks in the form of pesticides. Pesticides have long been used in the pest industry to treat bugs and will likely be used for the foreseeable future. This is because they are so effective and have proven so time and time again.
The only problem with such treatment methods is they can be dangerous. This is why we always make sure we take all the precautions when using such treatment methods. Along with this, we do offer some greener options for those interested. All you have to do is pick up the phone and call our Rochester offices. There will be someone standing by ready, willing, and able to field your calls.
Preventing Occasional Invaders
It’s always much easier to prevent occasional invaders in the home, rather than dealing with them once they’ve moved in. Of course, this won’t be that easy. While this is something we are always more than willing to help with, there are things you can try by yourself. Here are some of those things:
- Always maintain clean kitchen areas, especially where food is stored
- Keep all your food in sealed containers
- Seal all cracks and crevices around doors, windows, and foundations
- Keep an eye out for mold, mildew, and other signs of excessive moisture problems
- Keep standing water away from the foundation (Rain gutters)
- Always properly inspect your groceries before unloading them into the home
- Always check old and new food products before mixing them. If you are unsure if a product is infected or not, you can pour the contents into a clear, plastic bag and give it a couple of days. Critters will show if there is an infestation