From buzzing insects to scurrying rodents, creepy crawlies and other horrid pests, there are countless pests that plague homeowners all over the country. While some of these unwanted visitors can be a nuisance, others can cause structural damage to your property, destroy your belongings and harm you and your family.
Keeping your property, your family and belongings protected, is a priority for every homeowner. When it comes to keeping pests out of your home, you need to know which ones you are dealing with and which are worth worrying about. If you have a dangerous or destructive visitor in your home, you will need to contact a company that specializes in pest control as soon as possible to remove them from your property.
Let’s take a look at some of the most destructive, dangerous and harmful pests that you should keep an eye out for at home.
Cockroaches are one of the most unpleasant pests to have in your home. While seeing cockroaches in your home is enough to make anyone shudder, it’s their ability to spread disease that you should be worried about. Cockroaches have been linked to the spread of numerous diseases to humans through contact with the food we eat. Some of the common diseases transmitted include salmonella, gastroenteritis and dysentery.
Termites are highly destructive insects and cause nearly $700 million worth of damage to homes around Australia every year. Termites can be found anywhere that the climate is warm and once they enter your property, they can multiply quickly. Laying up to two thousand eggs per day, you need to ensure that you take action with termites quickly before they spread and destroy your home and belongings. As wood is their preferred food, timber-constructed houses are particularly vulnerable and repairs can be very expensive.
With more than two thousand species of spiders in Australia, there is a huge range of eight-legged visitors that can find their way into your home. While many of these spiders are harmless, others can deliver a painful, even fatal bite. Spiders can hide out in countless areas of your home making them difficult to detect. A full-blown spider infestation is generally rare, however, if you have an arachnid in your home that you are unsure about, it’s wise to have it professionally removed as quickly as possible in case it poses a threat to you, your family and any pets in your home.
Rats and mice carry a range of different diseases such as typhoid, meningitis and infectious jaundice, among others. If you suspect that you have rats or mice in your home, you need to take action quickly to remove them. As well as carrying disease, rodents also multiple quickly and once a rodent infestation takes hold, it can be difficult to get rid of. Listen out for scratching noises and keep your eyes peeled for signs of droppings that could indicate you have a mouse in the house.
Pretty much every person will have had an encounter with a ‘mozzie’ at one point or another. Mosquitos are easily identified by their high pitch drone and their thirst for human blood. Found near water sources, in warmer climates, mosquitos multiple quickly carry disease and can be a major nuisance to have on your property. Be sure to deal with these pesky pests as quickly as possible to restore peace in your home.
Keep Your Home Safe from Unwanted Visitors
Installing insect screens on your doors and windows, sealing any gaps around your doors windows, plumbing and electrical and removing any water sources from near your home will help to keep pests at bay. However, if you suspect that an unwanted visitor has found its way into your home, it’s important that you take action as quickly as possible to eliminate the issue before it gets worse. With a careful and considered approach, you can be sure that your home will be a pest-free zone going forward.