Signs Of Insect Pests
Having an insect infestation is something that most people dread and for good reason. An infestation can result in something as minimal as simple discomfort, knowing they are there, or it can lead to physical damage to your home or injury to yourself, your children, or your pets.
Having certain insects in your home is probably unavoidable. Spiders and flies will find their way in, and you will likely encounter several other creepy critters. Most people are understanding and accepting of this, but when it comes to a full-blown infestation of pest insects, that is another matter altogether.
An infestation will leave signs. The form they take will depend on the type of insect, but you could come across any of the following:
- Live Insects. This is probably the most obvious. If you see large numbers of insects scurrying to and fro, you will have a pretty good idea that there’s an infestation
- Insect Remains. This can take the form of body parts such as wings or cast skins, or you could find entire dead bodies on windowsills, along bookshelves, or in the various cracks and crevices of your home.
- Pest Droppings. Here’s an unpleasant one. Droppings may take the form of small “poppy-seed” pellets, larger black pellets, or what looks like saw-dust.
- Holes and Tunnels. Depending on the insect, this might be in a book or in parts of your home.
Why Insect Control Is Important
You may not immediately see the need for regular pest control. For many, a clean home or workplace means it is free from insects. A home free of insects is, unfortunately, not always the case. Simply keeping your home clean will not be enough to control the population of insect pests.
Similarly, using do-it-yourself treatments will sometimes leave you feeling like you have accomplished the job of removing the pests, but often these products and home remedies serve only to address the most visible, surface-level aspects of the infestation. Professional pest control strikes right at the source of the issue to ensure results.
Though many tend to think of rats and other rodents when the topic of disease from pests comes up, insects are also capable of transmitting them. Cockroaches, for example, can pick up salmonella and E. coli bacteria while rummaging through garbage and waste. They and other insects might also cause allergic reactions.
Rather than investing time, effort, and money in measures that are not truly effective, choose professional pest control to get things done right.
How To Tell If You Have an Infestation
How do you know if you have an infestation? Here are the signs of some common insect pests:
Household Pests Found In Metro Vancouver
If you are wanting to put a name to that strange little bug you found scurrying away, we have listed here the common household insect pests found in the Metro Vancouver area.
Insect Control Services
When dealing with an infestation, it is wise to leave it to the professionals. Let us help you remove these pests quickly and efficiently, ensuring that they are not only truly gone, but also not coming back. Find out more about Solutions Pest Control Insects Control Services.
Whether you are looking for pest control services to keep your family and home safe or for ways to rid your home or workplace free of pests, we will be there for you, providing our years of experience and expertise to give you the results you need. If you are ready to be insect pest free, schedule your insect pest treatment now!
Solutions Pest Control – Key Takeaways
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Our knowledgeable pest detectives are ready to answer your questions (during office hours). We are happy to talk to people and walk them through the steps to identify the pest issue and determine if a service call will give them peace of mind.
We will spend the extra time needed to educate you on the signs and characteristics of the most common pests.
Pest Control has as much to do with Education as it does with Eradication.
Jason Page, President of Solutions Pest Control