It’s no secret that bugs thrive in the summer season. But don’t let the pests ruin your summer months! Bugs like mosquitoes, cockroaches, ants, and spiders can all show up as a side effect of Georgia’s hot summers. These unwanted summer guests are not only a nuisance, but they can cause immense damage to your home or business, contaminate your food, and even spread disease to your family and pets. But what are the signs of summer pests?
Learn the signs of summer pests and see if they are making your home theirs this summer.
Here are the most common summer pests in Georgia you may find invading your home:
Here are 4 Definite Signs of Summer Pests in Your Home:
1. Damaged Wood or Mud Tubes
Your home is your biggest investment. Is your biggest investment a termite’s appetite? Damaged wood can indicate a sign of summer pests like termites or carpenter ants. If you notice your wood is cracked, caving, sagging, or hollow your home may have a termite infestation. Termites may be silently feasting on your home’s structure. If you suspect that you have termites or if you have an inside swarm, it is best to call your pest control professional. It’s important to get termite control for your home today to protect your family, pets, and your biggest investment.
2. Ant Trails
Ants leave a trail of pheromones and other chemicals on the surface where they travel in order to notify their ant friends of their location and destination. If you notice a trail of ants near your home, make sure their destination is not your home. If you notice an ant inside your home, the chance is high that there are more.
3. Roach Droppings, Egg Casings, or a Dead Roach
If you notice fecal droppings in your home, it is a definite sign of a roach presence or roach infestation. Smaller roaches’ fecal droppings appear similar to ground coffee or specs of black pepper, while larger roaches leave larger droppings. Another definite sign of a roach infestation is the presence of egg casings. Roaches produce egg casings that contain multiple eggs.
What do roach egg casings look like?
The roach egg casing is brownish, long, and round in shape. A German cockroach can hold up to 50 eggs inside their casings. If you identify an egg casing, steps need to be taken immediately to prevent the roach eggs from hatching.
Where do roaches hide?
Roaches are nocturnal and like the dark. Common hiding places for roaches may be under your sink, cabinets, under your stove, or under your fridge. If you spot a dead roach, there may be more hiding in the dark.
The sooner you notice signs of roaches, the sooner your pest control company can get rid of them. Get roach control today!
4. Bed Bug Bites
Oftentimes, bed bug bites are easily confused with mosquito bites. Bed bugs need blood in order to produce eggs. Though they do bite humans, bed bugs are not known to cause disease.
What do bed bugs look like?
Bed bugs are small and, therefore, can be hard to spot. Typically, bed bugs are the size of a pencil eraser. When first hatched, bed bugs tend to be colorless until they feed. Adult bed bugs are a mahogany to rusty-brown color, while full-appetite bed bugs appear a reddish-brown color. This is a sign of a fresh blood meal.
Where are bed bugs found?
Don’t be fooled by their name- bed bugs can be found in cracks, crevices, sheets, headboards, and even picture frames.
How to Avoid a Bed Bug Infestation:
- Regularly clean the bedroom, and focus on cracks and crevices
- Use alcohol or hot water to clean the bed frame, baseboard, and headboard
If you suspect you have a bed bug issue, it is imperative to contact your pest control professionals at Any Pest for a solution!
What can I expect during my FREE pest control inspection with Any Pest?
At Any Pest Inc., we are your local pest control company that has a plan for your peace of mind. Our job is to keep summer pests out and identify signs of summer pests. During your free pest control inspection, our pest control team will examine both your yard and home to uniquely assess your individual needs. We will identify entry points, make recommendations to seal certain areas, and may treat certain areas. There is not a one-size-fits-all guide to pest control. No home or pest is the same, therefore, we will find the right solution for you to remain pest-free this summer. Contact us online, or call us today at (678) 888-0035 for a pest control inspection!