A Simple Guide on the Most Common Household Pests

A Simple Guide on the Most Common Household Pests

It’s that time of year again- the pests come out to play and you’re left wondering how to get rid of them. Household pests can be frustrating and downright embarrassing if you have visitors.

Take a look at this guide about some of the most common household pests and what you need to know about them.

1. Ants

Ants usually enter the home in search of food so it’s important to be cautious about where you put your food. For example, if you have a meal or picnic in the garden, be sure to pick everything up before you leave. Ant nests are commonly found in soft soil, usually on or near to lawns.

2. Bed Bugs

Unfortunately, bed bugs are another common type of pest that can occur all year round. Although you may expect to find them in your bedding due to their name, they can hide in any crevice or crack in your home.

They are difficult to get rid of because they breed so quickly, much like fleas. These bugs feed on human blood so you may notice small red lumps on your body. Get rid of these bugs with professional help from CCS Environmental.

3. Wasps

It’s common for the odd wasp to enter the house through an open window or door but when you start seeing them more regularly, it may mean you have a nest nearby.

Wasp nests can hold up to 25,000 wasps at any given time. Nests are usually found in home cavities, trees, and bushes. It can be dangerous to try and get rid of the nest by yourself.

4. Rats

No-one wants to see a rat in their home. However, the presence of a rat can signal bigger problems than you’d like. Along with sewerage problems and a way into your home, rats bring bacteria and disease with them. It’s vital to get rid of them as soon as possible.

5. Mice

Mice can be as big of a problem as rats. If you have mice in your home you may start to notice gnawing on your furniture or holes in your food packets. Mice can be quick so it could take a while before you spot one.

They usually nest in warm and quiet places, like wall cavities or inside cupboards and cabinets. If you suspect you have mice, a professional can solve the problem for you safely.

6. Spiders

Spider season can drive spiders into your home in unusually greater numbers than normal. If you start seeing more spiders than usual, you could have a spider’s nest somewhere near to the house. It can be difficult to exterminate spider nests without professional equipment.

Getting Rid of Household Pests

Household pests aren’t always easy to get rid of but there are some things you can try, from essential oils to get rid of ants and mouse traps to exterminate mice. The only way to be sure to rid yourself of the problem is to call a professional exterminator.

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