Most dwellings, whether apartments, homes, or mobile units, experience occasional pest infestations. Often, these are common insects like flies, mosquitoes, or spiders that we can live with if we must. Some, like certain kinds of ants, are seasonal and disappear within a few weeks or months. However, these insects can be bothersome, and some are dangerous to residents with specific allergies or sensitivities. In addition, other insects like bees, wasps, or roaches are bothersome and intrusive. To completely eliminate and keep at bay these and other pests, it is a good idea to schedule pest control treatments on a regular basis.
After pests have been professionally removed, experts should return after a short interval to check for any nests or insects that were inadvertently missed. Sometimes dominant habitats are easily found, while secondary locations may be more obscured.
Eggs and Larvae
If eggs or larvae were somehow missed during the first pest removal treatment, they will generally hatch shortly afterward, and they need to be treated before they reproduce and generate new colonies of invaders.
If someone who has bedbugs comes to stay overnight, you might experience an invasion of the creatures. Getting a new cat or dog might bring with it a host of fleas or a few ticks, especially if the pet spends time outdoors. It is important to catch these new insects before they infest carpets and furniture.
Various insects tend to come indoors during each season, depending on the climate and weather. Ants are common in spring, mosquitoes during the summer, and flying insects can make their nests in the attic or basement, if there is an entrance, before cold weather arrives. Your home should be checked before each season to catch these invaders before they spread throughout the living areas.
Digging up the soil to lay new water pipes or gas lines, as well as plowing or harvesting a nearby field, can sometimes release a horde of insects like sand fleas that will be looking for a new home, maybe yours. If a major excavation or disruption in the air or soil occurs in your area, new or more insects may invade your home.
A roof damaged by wind or a basement foundation that is crumbling can let in new pests. Newly found damaged areas should be checked for pest entry points.
Some insects migrate, just as birds do. Depending on where you live, certain types of flying insects or soil pests can become more active during migration periods.
Rather than waiting for any new pest invasions, prevention maintenance can keep them away.
Keep your home insect-free by scheduling regular pest control inspections.