No one wants to think about whether or not there are pests or insects or little buggies living in our homes. It is a thought we all share, one we do our best to ignore because, well, ignorance is total bliss. Unfortunately though, these little things have a way of sneaking and wriggling their way through our homes, lurking in the deepest, darkest nooks and crannies. That’s why it is important to know what the most common creepy-crawlies are so that you can lookout for them and address the issue should one arise.
So, what is lurking under your floorboards, or in the sofa, the bedroom or even your beloved bathroom?
Of course, we would like to say nothing, thank you very much. However, that would probably be an incorrect answer. Pests infest most homes (it’s a fact). They are small enough to slip in and your home is warm enough to be inviting to them, especially during the cold winter months. That is why we have put together a quick guide to cast some light on this issue and tell you what types of pest you are most likely to meet and where you are most liable to find them.
Let’s start with mice.
We love the collective noun for mice. They are called a mischief of mice, which is exactly what they cause. Total mischief. But it isn’t as innocent as it may sound because mice are world-famous spreaders of disease. They are so good at it. The main reason for this is their attraction to food, which means kitchens and pantries. They get in your food source and they spread. These diseases are typically Salmonellosis or Hantavirus, both of which you do not want to mess with.
Onto the little nippers that are bed bugs.
If you ever have one of those days where you think you are too small and insignificant to have any sort of impact on the world, then get into bed with a bed bug. Those things are minuscule and yet they can completely ruin your week...or month...or life. If you have bed bugs in your house you need to get rid of them quicker than you can snap your fingers, which means you need to get online, visit a site like greenbedbugheattreatment.ca and treat your issue fast. These little guys can spread like wildfire, trust us.
Worms in your wood.
In a nutshell, woodworm is the larvae of any wood-eating beetle. Gross. Adult beetles crawl into the cracks in your wood and lay their eggs there, which is why woodworms can be such a terrible home invader. What is more, it is critical to note that, while any wood can be the victim, it is mainly damp wood that gets abused, so if you are suffering from this kind of pain in the backside, check for damp areas first. Then you can crack on with using a healthy level of chemical insecticides. Oh yeah, a healthy dose of chemicals. That should do it.