Pesky Pests Inspection Services

pestThe warmer weather has arrived—and with it, so has household pests like spiders, wasps, ants and termites. These insects may seem harmless at first, but in truth they can do damage to your home.

Spiders are beneficial because they eat other insects, like mosquitoes and other flying insects—but when they are in your home, it’s a different story. No one likes walking through cobwebs—especially when you’re trying to get to your bedroom! There are many commercial products out there to get rid of spiders, but the best thing to get rid arachnids is to take away their food source. More than likely if you are having problems with spiders, you are having problems with another insect as well; this could be ants, carpet bugs, anything that gives the spider food to eat. Once you get rid of them, the spiders will die out on their own.

Wasps are a hardy breed. Unlike their cousins the bee, wasps can sting you more than once without losing their stinger and dying. They are also a lot more aggressive than bees; bees are more likely to leave you alone if you do the same for them, whereas wasps and yellow jackets can be more malicious. It is highly recommended to get a professional exterminator to get rid of these flying menaces, especially if you are allergic.

Ants are industrious—they can carry between 10 and 50 times their weight. These “strongmen” of the insect world are a superb example of mother nature – but in no way do they belong in your home. Not only are they unsightly, they will gather crumbs of food and bring them to their nest—leaving a dirty path along the way. Again, just like spiders, the best way to get rid of ants is to get rid of their food. Some ants eat leftover food; and some actually eat other insects, it depends on what type they are. Before you purchase an ant trap ensure you have a type of ant that will be caught by it.

Termites are truly dangerous to a home. They can eat holes in the wood of your walls, and cause the walls themselves to become unsteady.  How do you know if you have termites? The biggest sign that you have these creepy crawlies is if you see them swarm. In the spring, the termites will try to relocate to a new nest, and you might see them on windowsills and blinds, where they’ve tried to escape. You might also see shelter tubes; termites need moisture to thrive, and these pencil-thick tubes will be found along exposed areas. You can also look around the foundation of your home for holes and rotten wood.

The best way to deal with termites is to call in an expert—did you know that Inspect It 1st has termite inspection services? Give them a call today if you think termites might be the cause of your creepy crawly problem. Inspect It 1st provides a variety of inspection services, including well flow testing, commercial testing and roof inspection.

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