If you have children and pets, your home is at a greater risk for being infested with pests than a more secluded setting. If there is a problem, getting rid of them will be difficult, because there are so many different pests out there. Here are a few common types of pests that are found in homes and apartments and how to get rid of them for good.
Spiders: Spiders can cause a number of problems when they enter the home. Although not all spiders that are found are considered harmful, they can cause allergic reactions in people and attract others to the house, which are likely to cause even more problems. Spiders can multiply very quickly, especially if the species in question is common, and are more common in some seasons of the year than others. However, if you see a spider, you should get rid of it as soon as possible.
Rats and mice: Rats and mice can cause serious damage to homes by consuming food that has been left out for too long or by eating plants that have been neglected. Some rodents have learned to hide under the cushions and furniture, causing more damage than they are worth. You will often find that you cannot kill a rat or mouse on your own, unless it is an extremely large rodent or if you live in an area that is particularly infested. If you don’t want your entire house to be overrun by these animals, you will need to get rid of them.
Moths and flies: Moths and flies will feed on almost anything, but will feed primarily on human blood, so you will need to keep an eye out for signs that your house is infested. If you see a lot of white flies, you should get rid of them immediately. If you find brown or black moths around your house, you may have more trouble. Moths can eat up to three hundred thousand bacteria at one time, which can potentially cause diseases.
Rats and mice: Rats and mice can be treated with poison or traps, although they can be removed by professional help. Some exterminators will spray them with poisons to get rid of all the mice in one place, while others will trap them to destroy them. While they won’t affect humans, they may bother pets and children that are left unattended.
Bugs: Bugs will feed on both humans and animals. They are attracted to your food and may be attracted to animal droppings, but they can cause problems in a number of different ways. If you find them feeding on your food, you will need to get rid of them before they can spread any disease to you or the animals in your home.
Roaches and bed bugs: These bugs are very tiny and hard to see. Even if they are in the basement, they are extremely difficult to get rid of because they hide well. If you find a small group of roaches in your basement, you should get rid of them as soon as possible to prevent them from breeding.
Insects: Insects are another problem that can spread diseases if they are not treated quickly. When they bite people, they cause minor itching and irritation, but they can also carry serious diseases and can easily spread from one person to another if they feed on an open wound or on the skin.
Cockroaches: Cockroaches can have a number of different diseases, including typhoid fever and cholera. If you find them in your home, you will need to get rid of them right away, since they can spread these infections to anyone who comes into contact with them.
Fleas and lice: You should never leave a pet poop or cat hair on beds or floors, so you should always check your home thoroughly for them. If you do find them, you should call an exterminator immediately to get rid of them. This is one of the most common things that plague homes, especially in the summer months.
Mosquitoes: These bugs are quite common. They can fly and bite, but can be difficult to kill with chemicals. There are some exterminators who use a special spray that will kill them, but there are others who will just spray pesticides on the furniture.