One of the reasons why an insect infestation can occur so quickly is due to their small size. Some bugs, in fact, have taken hiding to an art form. This is why an insect inspection is so important to the sanctity of your home. Let’s take a look at a few of these hard to find insects, and how to get rid of them.
Staying away from the light
You walk into a darkened room and switch on the light only to catch a glimpse of something scurrying across the floor. More than likely, it was a cockroach. These disgusting critters love to invade our homes, and they often hide in cupboards or under the sink. They attempt to stay hidden and will usually shun the light, which is why they run away from it so quickly. But cockroaches are also easy to find if you have a flashlight that you can shine under the sink, behind appliances, and in other hard to reach areas.
Waiting out the cold
Stink bugs don’t like the cold weather. That’s why they will try to get inside your house where it’s warm. Once inside, they’ll take refuge behind walls, inside cupboards, or anywhere else they can squeeze into if it helps them avoid the cold. Luckily, stink bugs aren’t harmful to humans. They don’t sting or bite, and they don’t carry any diseases. They simply smell bad if you squish one. They can be difficult to find during an insect inspection, but not impossible. Just be careful where you step.
Using your home’s nooks and crannies
The dreaded bed bug is no laughing manner. An infestation can be extremely difficult to deal with, not to mention a painstakingly long process. These parasites can often live up to a year without feeding and will hide in every nook and cranny in your house. As their name implies, they will often take up residence in furniture — not just beds, but couches, chairs, etc. — but they are fine living in any small place. An insect inspection targeted at bed bugs is the keys to discovering their hiding places.
Getting rid of these hard to find insects
Ridding your house of insects that are hard to find can be difficult at times. The first step is to conduct an insect inspection and look for the signs, whether it’s damaged wood, skin sheddings, or itching caused by bites. Once you know you have a problem, you can employ a number of ways to decrease their numbers, whether it’s applications of heat or pesticides, insect traps, or the hiring of a professional. These insects may be hard to locate, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get rid of them.
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