Common Pest Home Invaders

Pests are probably one of the most annoying things to find around your house. Common pests include: ants, roaches, fleas and spiders, which can invade your home and make living there difficult and generally unpleasant. This article will talk about simple ways to combat these common invaders.

1) Ants

Ants can be tricky–they can nest almost anywhere in and around your house. Common nesting areas include: in walls, under floors, and around windows and door frames. One of the best ways to prevent an ant infestation is to seal off potential entry points into your house with caulk or other sealants. You can also use a spray deterrent such as vinegar or citrus oil. If you do have an ant infestation, you can try using a bait such as sugar or honey, or a commercial pesticide.

2) Roaches

Roaches are perhaps one of the most reviled pests around. They’re also one of the most common. Roaches can be found anywhere in your house, but they prefer warm, dark, moist areas. The best way to prevent a roach infestation is to keep your house clean and free of clutter. You can also use a commercial pesticide or bait.

3) Fleas

Fleas are tiny, jumping parasites that feed on the blood of animals, including people. They thrive in warm, humid environments and are most commonly found in areas where pets spend a lot of time, such as in the pet’s bed or in carpeting. The best way to prevent fleas is to keep your house clean and free of clutter, and to regularly vacuum and bathe your pets. You can also use a commercial flea spray or shampoo.

4) Spiders

Spiders are technically arachnids, not insects. They have two body parts and eight legs as opposed to six for insects. Common spiders include: black widows, brown recluses, tarantulas and wolf spiders. The best way to prevent a spider infestation is to keep your house clean and free of clutter, since many spiders prefer dark, undisturbed areas. You can also use a commercial pesticide or spider trap.

In addition to the methods mentioned above, you can also install exclusion devices such as screens and door sweeps to help keep pests out of your house. If all else fails, consult a professional pest control expert. Look no further Spire Pest of Richmond is here to help. Give us a call at (804)397-2704 and we can give you a walk through and tell you how we can help you. We have many options available to you to get you back on track.