Pests: 5 Insect Invaders that Might be Lurking in Your Home

Tommy Miles - May 17, 2017

If you live in the southern United States, you likely know about bugs and their keen ability to make their way into your home. It doesn’t matter how often you clean, these tiny pests are ruthless. Did you know that most insects can enter your home through holes and cracks as small as 1/64 of an inch? Whether you see them or not, insects may be lurking in your Greenville or Midlands area home. While some insects like gnats and moths are innocuous, others, such as termites, mosquitos and fire ants, can cause damage to your property and even bring harm to you and your family. It’s important to be able to identify harmful pests and notify an experienced pest control company if or when you notice them.

Pests That Could be Lurking in Your Home

  1. Mosquitoes. Mosquitoes can carry diseases, such as the Zika virus and Lyme disease, and can be a general and painful nuisance.
  2. Bed Bugs. Bed bugs love the dark area around your bedding and upholstered furniture. They come out at night and can leave red welts on your body as you sleep.
  3. Fire Ants. Fire ants, common in the southern United States, can also bite humans. There are distinguishable from common black ants by their rust-colored bodies.
  4. Termites. A termite colony, once established, can do thousands of dollars to your property. They thrive in dark, moist places with access to wood, paper or other organic matter.
  5. Spiders. While some spiders are harmless and can even help by feeding on other insects, others can bite humans.

Hot Spots: Where Pests Like to Lurk

Some areas in your home are hot spots for pests. You should use extra care and put in a little more attention when cleaning and caring for these areas:

  • Kitchens, especially around trashcans, pantries, dirty dishes, and pet food bowls
  • Bathrooms, specifically near water sources, like sinks, bathtubs, and toilets
  • Closets
  • Basements, attics, and crawl spaces

Keeping your Greenville area home or property protected from such a wide variety of insects requires the experience, equipment and skill of a professional pest control company like Clark’s Termite and Pest Control. We’ve been helping property owners in Greenville and all around the Midlands with their pest control needs for nearly a decade. To learn more about pest control for your home or to make an appointment, contact Clark’s Pest Control today.