Pest Control San Antonio – The Most Common Pests
In this article, we’re going to touch on the more common types of indoor pests. We’ll help with identification, and give a little summary about each of them. Detailed information about specific pests will be found in other articles. More here @ https://jenkinspest.com/pest-control/
This article is limited to common indoor pests. We will not be discussing parasitic pests, like fleas, lice, or bedbugs. We also will not be discussing outdoor pests, like moles or chinch bugs.
If your follow the recommendations to keep your house clean the preventive measures to limit successful foraging from previous articles, you should experience a reduction in all of the pests that follows. So make sure you’ve read those articles and put them into practice if you’re have trouble with any of the pests you see here.
For many this is the most common household pest they will encounter. Ants can fit through very small spaces, making it extremely difficult to completely enclose the house and eliminate all foragers. Ants are less concerned about cover and remaining unseen, so they are more likely to be encountered in your home boldly wandering or following an established trail than are other pests. But if you’ve got ants, you also have all the other ingredients in your home to welcome other pests that are better at remaining hidden. Ant trails are very important to them. When keeping your home clean, make sure you’re wiping down your kitchen area with soapy water to wash away the invisible scent trails they leave as advertisements to other ants that they successfully foraged there.
Many people feel cockroaches are the most repulsive of the pests they encounter. Cockroaches like to hide. They’re tough to spot unless you surprise them in the middle of the night by flipping on a light in the kitchen when you’d ordinarily be asleep. As part of your prevention habits for cockroaches, make sure you’re cleaning the kitchen and emptying the kitchen garbage each night.
Pantry pests (beetles and weevils)
These pest are found almost exclusively in the pantry or cabinets. The live and feed in rarely used, unsealed dry goods, like flour, pancake mix, cereal, or sugar. You are unlikely to know you have them until you decide to make pancakes one morning, for example, and you find a bug crawling around in the pancake mix. The best thing to do to manage these bugs is to make sure your dried goods are in sealed containers, not just open boxes or bags.
For many, spiders are the pests they’re most concerned about because of some level of fear they have regarding these bugs. Spiders are different from other pests in that they aren’t eating off of your dirty dishes or out of the dog food bowl. If you have spiders in your home, it’s because they’re finding other bugs in your house to eat. Reduce the general bug population, and you will reduce the spider population.
They may be larger and have fur, but they’re after the same things as all the other pests: water, food, and harborage. While dealing with a rodent infestation may be a little different than the other pests, prevention methods are the same. You can almost think of rodents as big, furry cockroaches.
As stated in the beginning of the article, prevention is key. Even if you already have an infestation of one or more of the above pests, you should still be implementing all of the prevention strategies described in other articles. So keep your house clean and implement preventive measures to limit successful foraging. Find more information here @ https://jenkinspest.com/
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San Antonio, TX 78216