Summer is just around the corner, and with it comes warm weather, beautiful flowers, and bugs. Lots and lots of bugs. And not only will these crawling, flying, biting menaces try to wreck your time outdoors, they’ll infiltrate your home, too. So what can you do about those nasty summer bugs? Here’s a few facts about two of the most common pests that might help you out!
Although only a very small percentage of the cockroach population is considered with pest status, that small amount is probably enough to make you want to tear your hair out. Cockroaches are some of the most resilient creatures on the planet, so much so that they were even rumored to have been able to survive nuclear fallout. If you find cockroaches in your home, you may be in for a special kind of suffering this summer. Not only can cockroaches survive without air for 40 minutes (that means no flushing for these bugs!), they can survive for a whole week without their heads. In fact, the only reason they don’t live longer is because without a head, they can’t drink water and die of thirst. So before calling your local pest control service, make sure all of your water and moist areas are dried up!
Termites are often depicted in cartoons as small clouds of dots that consume trees in seconds and leave nothing but sawdust in their wake. Although it’s not an entirely accurate picture, the fact remains that without a pest control company, these little monsters can destroy your home. If you discover termites and ignore them at first, or catch them too late, you could be paying upwards of $3,000 to repair the damage they’ve caused. The best thing you can do for termites, aside from calling your pest control service, is to stay alert and have your home regularly inspected for any signs of termite damage.
In some cases, natural pest control companies may be your best bet to dealing with these critters. Rather than spray your home with harsh chemicals and risk harm to your family, finding a company that provides more natural remedies could be beneficial to you! Getting those pests out means getting fun back into your schedule, so don’t wait. See this reference for more.