Are you enjoying the fall season so far? Are the trees losing their leaves and piling up on the sidewalk? Are your kids back in school, finally giving them something to occupy their time? Are you preparing for Halloween and maybe a final backyard BBQ or two?
This is how you should be spending the fall season. Unfortunately, household bugs are threatening to put a stop to all your fun. Before things get out of hand — which can happen very quickly — you’ll want to perform a little pest control to rid your house of any potential problems.
Ants are everywhere!
It is rather common for a homeowner to go asleep one night to a normal house, only to wake up in the morning to discover a trail of ants running back and forth inside the kitchen. Ants can quickly turn into a huge problem. You can easily find yourself in the middle of thousands of the tiny creatures, all of them trying to use your kitchen as their own personal smorgasbord.
Of all the ants that could invade your house in the fall, you should particularly look out for carpenter ants. Although these nasty little household bugs won’t eat your wood for sustenance like a termite will, carpenter ants do chew through the wood in your home in order to built a nest for their young. If left unchecked, such as months at a time, this could lead to extensive damage that might even hurt your checkbook. Once they’re in your home, your best bet will be to employ a little pest control to help rid your home of the critters.
Bed bugs … they’re baaaaaaack!
These little bloodsuckers have been covered here ad nauseam, but that doesn’t mean they’re not important enough to talk about again. Bed bugs are nasty little critters that get into every little crack and corner of your house. You’ll find them inside walls, within your furniture, taking rides on suitcases and backpacks, and pretty much any place you can think of that affords them the ability to hide. Of all household bugs, these can be the hardest to get rid of.
Pest control is essential when dealing with bed bugs. If you have an infestation, they can be extremely difficult to effectively clear out. You can utilize bug traps and whatnot, but when it comes down to it, you might actually need professional pest control. One big danger of taking care of bed bugs on your own is the fact that they might come back. A professional can consult with you about evaluating your home so that you know what you’re dealing with, and then he can make the proper recommendations on how to proceed.
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