Pest Intruders: The Who, What, and How to Deal with Them
Let’s discuss some unexpected visitors that may sneak into your home: bed bugs, cockroaches, and fleas. While these critters are certainly not on the invite list, it’s essential to understand how they manage to gatecrash and, more importantly, how to kick them out!
Bed Bugs: Traveling Nightmares
Have you ever wondered how these minuscule pests get around? Bed bugs are crafty travelers.
Used Furniture: Be wary when buying second-hand mattresses or other furniture. These items can easily be a vehicle for bed bugs.
Frequent Travelers: Those frequent trips might come with some unwanted stowaways. When staying at a hotel, it’s wise to inspect the room with a flashlight, especially the bed and its surroundings. Look out for tiny dark or rust-colored spots. If you spot any, it’s time to ask for a different room.
Unknowing Guests: Sometimes, friends or family might accidentally bring bed bugs over from their homes. These pests can latch onto clothes or personal items, looking for a new place to call home.
Cockroaches: The Masters of Stealth
Cockroaches are adept at sneaking into homes unnoticed.
Shopping Trips: Those boxes and bags from your favorite stores? They might contain some uninvited critters. Always check before storing them away.
Neighborly Visits: Living close to others means these pests could travel from their place to yours.
Unexpected Rides: Garage sales are fun, but you might get more than you bargained for. Items from such sales can often carry cockroaches. Ensure you inspect your finds thoroughly.
Fleas: The Outdoor Adventurers
Your pets might unintentionally invite fleas into your home.
Wild Adventures: Love taking your pet for hikes or outdoor trips? Be vigilant. Fleas love hopping onto pets in such places.
Social Pets: Dog parks, daycares, and boarding kennels can sometimes be hotspots for fleas. Regularly checking your pets after such visits can help.
Nature’s Visitors: Wild animals, especially feral cats or squirrels, can bring fleas into your yard, which can then find their way into your home.
Barrier Pest Control to the Rescue!
So, you’ve found some of these pests at home? Don’t fret. At Barrier, we’ve got you covered. With our exceptional Quarterly Pest Control service, you’ll receive timely treatments to ensure these critters are shown the exit. Remember, a consistent approach, like our 1-year agreement, ensures these pests don’t return. Plus, if they dare to appear between our four scheduled appointments, we’ll treat your space for free!