Common Pests

Bedbugs Rats Mice Fleas Termites Ants Wasps Silverfish Cockroaches Mosquitoes Spiders Flies Bats Wildlife Ticks

Pest Removal DIY and Expert Information

Pests are everywhere! Sadly, unlike Black Widow Spiders that are solitary creatures, bedbugs, wasps, ants, mice and various other pests linger in groups. Regardless of the immense effort placed in ridding your home of these intruders, each effort seems like a blow to you – just another failure. Fortunately, you’re not the only one at war. Millions around the world encounter pests’ related problems, even on a daily basis. With each implemented DIY procedure, the problem abates for a few hours, sometimes days, and then returns.

Is there anything that can be done? With so many pest control methods and strategies, finding the ideal procedure(s) is tantamount to eradicating your pest problem. Here at Online Pest Control Ltd., we help you to do just that. For educational purposes, please find below some of the most common household pests.

Bedbugs

With the resurgence of bedbugs around the world, many lives turned upside down. How so? Bedbugs are inconspicuous creatures. As tiny as they are, they possess the ability to hide behind paintings on the wall, in luggage and mattresses. Additionally, during a feast (feast on you) bedbugs tend to inject a numbing substance that makes its host oblivious to its attack. Talk about a stealth attack. While their bites are painless, they do leave nasty and irritable scars. Worst yet, even after treatment of an infestation, bedbugs tend to resurface.

Cockroaches

It’s really not rocket science to determine whether you have a cockroach infestation on hand. However, there will be problems determining what type of cockroaches you’re infested with since they’re several. While there are pest cockroaches, others are considered useful and beneficial to the environment as they serve as recyclers of organic decaying material. On the other hand, pest cockroaches are bearers of several diseases as a consequence of their habitat – often found amongst waste deposits and anywhere food is found. Like bedbugs, cockroaches are challenging to completely remove from the home, as they seep through cracks and the tiniest holes within the home.

Termites

Termites are silent perpetrators. They’re highly covert and have only one intention, to satisfy their hungry, at the expense of your home. Termites are consumers of plant material high in cellulose. All homes, despite the type of construction, provides cellulose food to host an infestation of termites into your home. As detritus feeders, termites are accustomed to tearing through woody material, dead plants, and trees. House foundations, books, shelves, and even furniture are feeding sites for termites.

Ants

While controlling an ant infestation is challenging and tedious, it can be done once their behavior is scrutinized. As they are able to enter into the tiniest cracks in your home, it’s difficult to get to them. They mostly linger in the kitchen as that’s closest to their food source and water. Leaving a pheromone behind, other ants can follow this chemical trail.

Rodents

The behavior and biology of rodents make them challenging to control. Rats are cautious about anything new in their surroundings, including traps, burrows, baits and others. Without intelligence, they heavily rely on instinct. In addition to their instinctual behavior, rats carry diseases. Not only are they bearers of these diseases, but they transmit them to humans, especially if their stool is involved.

 

What are Gypsy Bugs?

Gypsy bugs, scientifically known as Lymantria dispar, are a variety of invasive moths of Eurasian origin. It is one of the most destructive pests of hardwood trees and can defoliate hundreds of acres of forest. Therefore, it is classified as a pest. Any presence of...
Read More

How to Control Green June Bugs

Although green June bugs prefer to feed on decaying organic matter, they are not safe for your         Green June Beetles produce and for your turf. While tunneling in and out, they can loosen the soil severely, making it unfit for turf and other...
Read More

Different Types of Cockroaches

German cockroach courtesy of Encinopestcontrol Most people, if not everyone, hates cockroaches. In fact, the mere sight of them causes repulsion and disgust. Today, we know that cockroaches carry human pathogens, including Salmonella and E. coli that cause diseases such as food poisoning and diarrhea. This article...
Read More

What are Green June Beetles?

What are Green June Beetles? Green June beetles are beautiful, little menaces that can cause damage to landscapes, home lawns, gardens, and agriculture produce. Over the past few years, the damage caused by the Green June Beetles has increased due to an overall increase in temperature...
Read More

Controlling Bird Mites Around the Home

What are Bird Mites? Bird mites are parasites that feed on the blood of birds and breed in birds’ nests. They can greatly threaten the health of birds and may cause skin irritation of birds, as well as humans. Denying them food will cause the mites...
Read More