Ants are the most common pests found in homes. They are found indoors as well as outdoors. You will be surprised to know that there are more than 12,000 different species of ants. They are social beings that live in large colonies. Ants are an important part of the environment, as they create an ecological balance by feeding on other pests, dead insects and decomposing tissue from dead animals. But in households, they are a nuisance.
If infestation is severe, you will need to call pros to help yo. Be sure that the Exterminator company you’re calling has experience with bedbugs. Be prepared that the treatment solution can be comparatively expensive and time consuming. With most older conventional ways, like sprays and dusts, you might be looking at at least one return visit to ensure that the bugs have died. Make sure that the cost of this return visit has been included into the initial treatment price.
Another insect needing controlled in our county is the Odorous House Ant. These ants are really tough for the average homeowner to stop. I would say that we really started to see them become the predominate ant invader in Lancaster back in the mid-90’s. “Fracturing”, is the reason most cannot eliminate them. If a certain number of ants do not return home, a queen will “split” the colony, and now you have two colonies coming at you! You may need professional help to eliminate these guys. If you are going to go after them, use only non-repellent products that allow the worker ants to carry the product and “infect” the colony.
Stink Bugs have now come from Allentown, and are here to stay, and you will probably need to spray at some time or another for them. Another bug, the Asian Ladybug, has been released by the state to aid Hemlock trees. And of course, Boxelder Beetles are a favorite in our area. All of the above are sun-bathers and prefer the south-side of homes and can be controlled by perimeter power-spraying. Stop the bugs before they get in, and problem solved. Now to keep these bugs down, one should consider treating quarterly for these pests due to seasonal changes.
Mice can be a danger for several reasons. They cause and carry diseases both airborne and blood born. Including, Rat-bite fever, Murine Typhus, and Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome among many other disease. These diseases can be not only harmful, but deadly. If you can, it would be much better to call the professionals especially if you already have breathing problems. It would be very hard to do it yourself in that case. Calling the professionals in is a good idea when it comes to dealing with rodents. They can be inside the walls, inside your home and simply making a mess. Professionals are trained to deal with this sort of things and can get the job done quickly and efficiently.
Wire dog crates are as popular as plastic for other reasons. They are versatile, foldable and many come with a handle for portability. They give your dog 360 degree visibility, which is important to some dogs, and in turn lets you keep a better eye on your dog. They are not as den-like as plastic crates, but again, some dogs prefer the open environment with lots of light to that of the enclosed, darker plastic crate.
This age calls for a new breed of exterminator, highly and continually trained, armed with more then just a sprayer, communication skills and able to think on the fly. Only then can this latest battle be won and the BED BUG EPIDEMIC stopped.