The unfortunate truth is that pest infestations are more common than we think, and without preventative and swift treatment, they can quickly escalate into infrastructural issues. Continue reading for Harbor Pest Control’s rundown of which pests you’re likely to encounter and how infestations can affect you and your property.
Perhaps some of the sneakiest pests, bed bugs, can make their way into your home often with your very assistance.
Whether the hotel you just visited had an infestation or the used sofa you got a great bargain for did, bed bugs are more common of a problem than you might think. Their food source is our blood, which is why most people don’t realize they have bed bugs until they wake up with itchy red bumps.
Sometimes large and always alarming, mice and rats are extremely common pests.
Vectors of various diseases, having them on your property is never good news. Signs of rodent infestation can include droppings, either by entryways or in pantries, holes in walls, chewed food packages, and the occasional nest.
Since food and shelter is their main motivation, make sure to lock them out by sealing off entries as well as using airtight containers to store your food.
Your home or business’ infrastructure is its ultimate defense, and problems with the foundation or plumbing can quickly become a way for pests to enter.
We’ve laid out some additional steps you can take here to prevent infestations, but ultimately you need to call Harbor Pest Control.