Pests are a nuisance that can cause anybody quite a bit of grief if left untreated. There are several pests however, that are not only a nuisance, but can end up damaging your home. A Five Star Termite & Pest Control is here to talk about some pests that are known to cause damage to your home.
This is one of the most damaging pests you can have invade your home. This pest causes over $5 billion in damages to Americans every single year. They can truly ruin your home if they are left untreated for too long. Their main food source is wood, so it is imperative that you get rid of them before they take over and eat away at the framework of your home.
These pests are often mistaken for termites, but they don’t actually eat wood. The damage caused by carpenter ants takes places much slower than termite damage. They hollow out wooden structures in order to build their nests. You still want to get rid of them as soon as you suspect that you have an infestation, because if they are left alone, they will just keep building and building to make room for a larger population.
Rats & Mice
These pests can make your home an unhealthy place to live. The urine and feces that they leave in their wake, can make your house a health hazard. They can completely ruin the insulation in your walls with their feces. Not only do they leave behind disease causing droppings, they make a mess as they build nests in your home. They are an animal that enjoys chewing and will chew through any wires that stand in their way. Heaven forbid one of them die within your walls. You will have a stinky situation on your hands that can be hard to reach.
Like rats and mice, squirrels can cause all sorts of problems if they gain access into your home. They like to make their nests in attics and chimneys, so it is important to keep them out. They too enjoy chewing and will chew through your electrical wiring, causing fire hazards.
Honeybees are an essential part of our ecosystem, but they should remain outdoors. If they make their way into your home through your attic, they can wreak havoc on the place. In a very short period of time, they will start to build hives that will continue to grow and grow until they are dripping honey and wax all over the place. Not to mention, they are heavy and will need to be supported. If left alone, this hive will start to attract other pests that will cause problems in your home as well.
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If you find that you have any of these pests in your home, it is imperative that you get rid of them fast. You don’t want them to destroy your house and leave a mess behind for you to clean up. A Five Star Termite & Pest Control can help you eliminate these pests that, if left untreated, will end up destroying your home. Call today!