Whether you’re a newcomer or a longtime resident, Clark County residents need to be aware of the common pests in the area. From creeping animals to crawling bugs, there’s no shortage of annoying pests lurking around, damaging property or making people sick. The mild climate and high rainfall make the area very comfortable for various pests. But that doesn’t mean you can’t keep your living space safe. Today, we’ll take a look at some of the most common pests in the Clark County area – and tell you how pest control technicians can set you on the road to pest-free living.
Mice and rats thrive just about anywhere, and Clark County homes are no exception. Anywhere they can find a source of food and water, they’ll set up shop. They frequently move into walls and crawl spaces, hiding during the day and coming out to search for food at night. These furry pests can contaminate your food and spread disease, not to mention damage your property; they love to chew anything they can get their paws on.
This can include your wiring, which could start a fire. Their nests are also highly flammable, as they’re made of shredded paper, cloth, and other dry fibers. Because they nest inside walls, it can be challenging to spot these. These are just a few of a very long list of reasons to call an exterminator as soon as you spot rodents in your home or business.
Carpenter ants love cool and damp spaces – and, of course, wooded areas. The Pacific Northwest is, therefore, the perfect environment for these destructive insects to make their home. But even if they can’t find a nice decaying log to nest in, they will feel perfectly comfortable chewing up your walls or crawlspace from the inside.
Carpenter ants aren’t just a nuisance; they can also cause extensive property damage if left to their own devices. It’s also hard to tell how many ants you’re dealing with since their colonies are out of sight. For that reason, it’s a good idea to call for pest control services when you suspect a carpenter ant presence on your property. Remember that wherever you see a single unwanted pest, there are likely hundreds more lurking in the background.
Nobody wants to encounter a roach at all, let alone in their home. They’re creepy, crawly, and hard to kill. If they find food in your home, they’ll eat it and leave droppings behind – which isn’t just gross; it’s also unhealthy. They are known to carry various bacteria that can make people sick. Some people are also allergic to them, and they can trigger asthma attacks.
Many people think that cockroaches are inherently a sign of a dirty environment, but this isn’t true. Infestations can happen anywhere, even if you’re careful. The best way for homeowners to reduce their risk of an infestation is to remove food sources. This means cleaning up spills promptly, storing food properly, and repairing any leaks in your water lines – as well as removing clutter that could provide them a place to hide. And, of course, calling a pest control company at the first sign of a cockroach infestation.
Bedbugs are not known to carry or spread disease, but they’re still nasty. Their bites cause itching and irritation, especially in people who are allergic to them. They establish themselves quickly and are very hard to eliminate; you can’t even starve them out, as they can survive for up to a year without eating at all.
Many people assume that bedbugs only infest filthy places, but that’s not the case. They can easily find their way into even the cleanest of homes, hitching a ride on clothing, luggage, or other items that travel with you. They also reproduce exceptionally quickly, with females laying up to five eggs every day of their life; because they live from 6 to 9 months, that can mean over a thousand eggs from a single female. If that doesn’t make your skin crawl, nothing will.
Wasps and Hornets
Contrary to what some people think, wasps and hornets do, in fact, serve a beneficial purpose; bees aren’t the only pollinating insects out there. Wasps also eat other insects, some of which are pests themselves. However, that doesn’t mean you need to let them be if they’re disrupting your day-to-day. Especially if you’re allergic to stinging insects, you might still want them removed from your property.
Much like carpenter ants, these bugs love the dark and damp, and they dig holes in wood to build their nests. As a damp, mild, and very green area, it’s no wonder they love Clark County. They can also do extensive damage to your home or business if left untreated. They’re also hard to spot until their infestation is very advanced. That’s why it’s essential to be on the lookout for any signs that termites have invaded your structure.
Depending on the type of termite you’re dealing with, you’ll see different symptoms. Be on the lookout for spongy or damaged wood, and if you see winged termites flying around, it could mean they’re about to set up shop nearby. Termite damage can take a while to impact your home significantly, but repairs can get expensive fast. It’s best to call in pest control services as soon as you suspect a problem.
Call In The Killers!
The Killers Pest Control can take on any pest problem. With our commitment to quality service and thorough elimination methods at fair prices, you can rest easy knowing you’ve done the very best you can for your home or business. Our team has decades of expert knowledge and has worked in countless homes. From inspection to treatment, we ensure everyone is on the same page. We also keep an eye on our environmental impact, using safe pest control products so that you, your family, and the rest of the community can enjoy healthy and pest-free living. So, when you’re in the market for a pest control company, count on The Killers. Give us a call to get started!