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What Are Occasional Invaders?
When you hear the term occasional invader, you probably already have a good general idea as to the type of insect you are dealing with. If you think the occasional invader is an insect that only appears in the home once in a while, you would be right. That’s exactly what they are! While these critters can vary in species, there are some specific hangouts where these critters will frequent. Some of these spots include but are not limited to under sinks, cupboards, crawl spaces, basements, showers, and tubs. There isn’t much you can say good about pests in your home or building, but these guys are not known to spread diseases or even cause any kind of structural damage. This is a major plus when you consider all the potential damage that some common insects in Toledo can do.
Pests that fall into the occasional invader category would include:
House Centipede: This occasional invader will most likely be found taking up residence or hanging out in your shower or tub
Earwigs: Earwigs, on the other hand, can be found in any area where there is excessive moisture. Water leaks, crawl spaces, and basements would be the perfect locations for these bugs
Pill Bugs: These bugs are commonly referred to as Roly Polies or Doodle Bugs. If you hear these terms, you should know that the individual is talking about Pill Bugs
Silverfish: The preferred diet of the Silverfish is carbohydrates like sugars and starches
Why Are Occasional Invaders In My Home?
Just like other pests, occasional invaders need three essentials to survive. These would be shelter, food, and water. If you find one of these bugs in your home, you can almost guarantee they are looking for one of these three necessities. However, there are times when they will just pass through as well.
Are Occasional Invaders Dangerous?
Occasional invaders are not considered a threat. This is because they do not bite, nip, or transmit diseases. A lot of them don’t even carry known pathogens. What makes the situation even better is, they don’t do any structural damage. However, what they can help with is, killing other troublesome insects. That’s right, occasional invaders can feed on other nuisance pests.
How Can I Eliminate Occasional Invaders?
The best way to deal with occasional invaders is by stopping them before they start. Of course, this is much easier said than done. Once they have invaded the home, you can simply try vacuuming them up and properly disposing of the contents, but this is not a guarantee for elimination. For some people, these pests can be too much to deal with or they can be too creepy. This is understandable, and why we are here to offer professional pest solutions. Along with this, you have to be careful with pesticides.
While there are plenty of pesticides that will successfully eliminate these creatures, these pesticides can be dangerous. When sprayed in sealed or tight conditions, they can pose health risks. When people are exposed to these chemicals for an extended time, there is the risk of health complications. And, what makes the entire situation even more troubling is, a lot of these over-the-counter pesticides you can buy online aren’t as effective because they aren’t as hazardous. Some of them are missing the main chemicals needed to kill the bugs.
When Will Your Techs Get Here?
From what you’ve read above, you can see why you are much better off just opting for professional pest management right from the beginning. It’ll save you money and a whole load of time. Our Toledo offices are always busy because we are local, reputable, and handle more than occasional invaders. That being said, we are always more than willing to accommodate. Looking for more answers, have a few questions, or maybe you just need an in-home consultation. Whatever you require, we can have someone out at the property within 24 to 48 hours after you make that initial phone call. We do, however, offer on-the-spot emergency services for anyone in need.
Are Your Treatments Safe?
If you know anything about the pest industry, you likely know that pesticides have long been a proponent of the industry. There is a simple reason for this. They work! They are effective at killing bugs. The only problem is, they are potentially lethal. This is why our Toledo offices now offer a wide range of green treatment options. While these treatments don’t work in every situation, we always try to offer and suggest them when they will. If and when pesticides are used, we’ll make sure we use them in the safest and most efficient ways possible.
Proper Prevention For The Occasional Invader
Believe it or not, there are many things that property owners can do to mitigate their exposure to occasional invaders. Here’s where you’ll want to start:
- Maintain a clean kitchen
- Keep all food stored in sealed containers
- Cracks and crevices around the doors, windows, and foundation should be sealed with the correct materials
- Excessive moisture should be fixed with proper ventilation
- All leaking or standing water should be rectified
- Always carefully inspect grocery bags and shipments from overseas to make sure they are critter-free before bringing them into the home