World Pest Day Brings Awareness This Summer
Some pests that enter homes in Somerset, Maryland are in fact just considered nuisances; they will move around your home, but not really cause any damage or spread any diseases. While they don’t cause damage they can still become a real problem and be difficult to eliminate without Somerset pest control. Another type of pest that can enter your home are destructive pests; these insects and rodents do carry diseases that can be passed to your family along with causing significant costly structural damage to your home. These pests are not just annoying, they are a danger and should be immediately taken care of by an exterminator in Somerset.
There are many types of nuisance pests that invade homes; some of them include ants (pavement and odorous), ladybugs, silverfish, common house spiders and box elder bugs. Most of these pests will enter homes looking for food and/or a warm, safe place in which to overwinter. If it was only 1 or 2 of these insects that entered your home it probably wouldn’t be that big of a deal, but for many of these pests, like ants (the exception being carpenter ants), ladybugs and box elder bugs they will enter your home often in large numbers. Getting rid of ants or any of these other pests from your home without a pest control professional can be difficult because it is often hard to find the source of the infestation and treat the entire pest problem.
Destructive pests can cause a lot of damage to your home and cause you and your family a lot of headaches. To avoid the stress and complications that come along with destructive insects and rodents, it is important to know what species of pests are destructive so that you can get immediate help. Species of destructive pests include carpenter ants, termites, mice and carpet beetles. Pests like carpenter ants and termites can inflict enough damage to the wood in your home to weaken its structure, while mice can chew through wires, which could lead to house fires and pipes causing water leaks. Carpet beetles will damage carpets, clothing and other fabric items that you have in your home. If you have noticed signs of termites or found what you think is termite damage, or damage from any other destructive pest you should seek help. At American Pest, we offer termite control in Somerset and pest control in Somerset for homeowners plagued by pests.
Whether nuisance or destructive, pests are annoying and more. The good news is that you can implement measures that will help deter and prevent pests from becoming a problem in your home. Our experienced Somerset exterminators recommend:
Trimming back trees and shrubs and tall grasses; pests will use overhanging tree limbs and shrubs as a bridge to gain access to your home. Also tall grasses provide ideal harborages for pests.
Empty trash cans often inside and outside and store all garbage in durable containers with tight fitting lids well away from the outside of your home.
Seal cracks and crevices in your foundation so that insects and even mice cannot slip through.
Caulk any gaps around doors and windows; install a door sweep under doors leading to the outside.
Minimize clutter throughout your home so as to eliminate potential hiding spots for elusive pests.
Store produce in the refrigerator and dry goods in sealed glass or plastic containers and never leave dirty dishes in the sink overnight.
At American Pest, we offer residential pest control services in Somerset that are designed to meet your needs as a homeowner. We’ll help you control and prevent pest problems from occurring with our highly effective home pest control program. Our Preferred Care plan includes:
Four visits (quarterly) to treat for general pests.
Service between visits ensures that if a pest problem does arise in between our regularly scheduled visits, we’ll come and treat free of charge.
Our Preferred Care Plus plan includes everything in the Preferred Care plan along with termite monitoring, mosquito control and/or tick reduction services. For superior pest and termite control in Somerset, American’s Preferred Care Complete is the ideal solution.
American Pest has been helping the residents of Virginia, Washington D.C. and Maryland including those living in Somerset for almost 90 years. We are locally owned and operated which means our MD pest control professionals understand the pest pressures our region faces and combat them using the latest pest control technologies. In addition to providing home pest and termite control in Somerset, we also offer a variety of solutions for both home and business owners, including:
Stink bug reduction services for homes
Pest bird control
K9 bed bug inspections
Bed bug heat treatments
Other bed bug control services
Commercial pest control
Commercial termite control
Contact us today for detailed information on how we can help keep nuisance and destructive pests out of your home with our residential pest control plans and for more information about any of our other pest control services!
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