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Which Pests Are The Most Harmful To Your Home?

No one wants to share their home with pests. Some people are seriously afraid of pests like rodents, roaches, and stinging insects. Having them around can cause distress and start to impact quality of life. Even if you are not afraid of pests to that degree, it is important to keep them away because they have the potential to do some serious harm to your home. Rodents, roaches, and stinging insects are some of the most harmful pests around causing problems for your home and for the people who live there.

Rodents

Rodents are one of the worst pests to have when it comes to causing actually damage to the physical structure of your home. They can eat away at building materials such as sheetrock and get into your walls and ceilings. In addition, rodents often chew on wires inside the walls and that can create a fire hazard in your home. Rodents also like other materials like cardboard and paper. They will chew and claw on things made out of these materials and may end up destroying something that is important or valuable. Rodents will chew through the cardboard and other packaging to get to the food in your house. Once they are in the food it becomes contaminated and can cause problems for humans. Rodents can carry disease and pass it on to people through contaminated food and surfaces. These pests are extremely harmful to your home and can be dangerous to the people in your home.

Roaches

The harm that roaches cause to your home mostly has to do with the mess they leave behind. Roach feces and carcasses can leave a mess in severely infested homes. This mess can lead to problems for people with issues such as allergies and asthma. Like rodents, roaches can contaminate the food and surfaces in your home. They pick up germs and bacteria on their legs as they travel through pipes, trash, and other dirty surfaces. Then, when they get in your food or walk across your countertop they can leave behind some of those germs and bacteria. In this way, roaches can spread disease to humans and cause significant harm.

Stinging insects

Stinging insects can cause harm to both the exterior and interior of your home. When they build hives or nests on the outside of your house it can create an unsafe environment. Stinging insects like wasps gravitate toward areas such as your front or back porch because they provide protection from the weather. Since these are entry points to your house stinging insects can quickly become a problem. Bees sometimes find their way into the walls of a house through a breach in the siding or through an attic vent. They can then build their hive inside of the wall and eventually cause you to have to pay for bee removal and repair to your home.

The best way to protect your home from the harm that these pests can cause is to have regularly scheduled pest control services. A pest control professional can recognize the signs of a current infestation, eradicate the infestation, and set you up on a treatment schedule that will work to prevent future infestations. If you do not currently have a pest problem, don’t wait for damage to occur before you call in a pest control professional. Take the proactive step of setting up preventative pest control services.