4 Shocking Facts About Household Pests

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Here are four reasons why residential pest control services might be able to help you control your household pests.

  1. In its life, a female bed bug can lay over 200 eggs. That’s over 200 reasons to hire a pest control company, especially one that knows its way around bed bugs. No one wants an infestation of bed bugs, but if you do find yourself surrounded by them, you should call a pest control company. A professional exterminator will help get rid of them. In fact, 99% of pest control companies have treated bed bugs in the past year. Whichever pest control company you call, they will probably have had previous experience with such pests. Residential pest control services can help you say farewell to those pesky bed bugs.
  2. Rats can fit through holes half an inch wide and mice can fit through holes a quarter of an inch wide. One might think that holes of these size would be too small for rats or mice to fit through, but that is not true. If you find yourself sharing a home with these rodents (and they are not your pets), a pest control company would be your best bet. Rather than trying to remove the pests yourself, it would be safer to go with a professional exterminator.
  3. Scientists have discovered around 1600 species of fleas and a majority of these pests live on mammals. Fleas often leave bites that make us itch and since they can be found on most mammals, it is quite likely that they will be a household pest at some point. In the United States alone, almost $9 billion a year is spent on flea pest control. Some of this money is spent directly on professional exterminators themselves while some of it is spent on other pest control methods.
  4. Termites can fit through holes 1/32nd of an inch wide. Considering how small those holes are, there are bound to be some around your house. Termites can do significant damage and removing them may require an exterminator that will have to fumigate your house. These household pets can keep you out of your home during the fumigation process, which is why it is crucial to have a professional pest control service that knows its way around these bugs.

If you have a problem with household pests such as bed bugs, rodents, fleas, or termites, consider hiring a professional exterminator or a pest control company. These kinds of residential pest control services often specialize in removing unwanted household guests.