Undertaking regular maintenance on your property is essential for sustaining not only a happy family, but also a healthy home. Part of this regular maintenance routine should include the annual inspection of your property for unsightly pests.
The discovery of pests in your property doesn’t mean that your house is necessarily unclean – pests prefer all types of spaces, clean or dirty, and usually hide in damp, dark places where you cannot see them. The three most common types of pests found in homes are: Cockroaches, Bed Bugs and Termites.
Cockroaches are usually brown coloured bugs with a broad, flattened body and small head that can spread nasty diseases. They are most often found in the kitchen, were they feel on food crumbs or scraps and hide in small dark spaces.
Bed Bugs are very small and flat bugs that burrow into the quilting of mattresses or lounges. These insects live on blood which is often why people will wake up to find themselves covered in small itchy bites if they have a bed bug infestation.
Termites pose no direct threat to humans but can damage your home’s structure and furniture. These pests are small and clear in appearance, live in colonies and eat wood, which is why they are often found in the walls of the home.
As these little pests can cause plenty of damage if left unchecked, if you find any of them in your house you should contact a qualified and experienced pest control service.