Residents of Dadeville must contend with severe humidity during the year’s warmer months. The long hot summers combined with milder temperatures in the winter create a favorable habitat for pests. From possums to ants, residents are sure to encounter a few pests at some point. Lately, two of the most problematic pests have been termites and bedbugs.
While some termites only chew on dry wood, others chew on damp wood. Subterranean termites are the worst type, and they attack nearly any form of wood. These pests are especially aggressive and multiply fast. When they are indoors, termites can destroy anything from wallpaper and important documents to textiles and foundation studs.
Outdoor termites are often found in wood mulch, rotting trees, and damp wood piles. If you have these pests in your home, you will probably see strange tube-like mud tunnels along the foundation. They use these for traveling. You may also see piles of shed wings and wood that is gnawed or bubbled. Termites cause billions of dollars in damages across the United States each year. Damages could cost much less if people had infestations removed promptly. Neglecting professional services for even a week can add thousands to the total damage bill.
People pick up bedbugs from hotels, schools, gyms, dressing rooms and just about any other place. These pests feed on human blood. The first sign of a problem is usually a straight line of itchy red bumps on your skin. If you look closely, you may find a few bedbugs hiding along furniture or mattress seams. You may also see blood smears or smashed bedbugs. There may be reddish dirt-like residue from their feces, and you might notice a strong musky odor near an infestation. The bugs are tiny, brown and round. Their flat bodies, quick movement, elusive nature and ability to live over a month without blood make them resilient to DIY pest control attempts. However, professionals know how to kill adult bedbugs and their eggs.
Businesses must be especially vigilant about pests. In some cases, a pest infestation can ruin your reputation. For example, mice or ants in a restaurant could earn a business enough bad reviews to scare off potential and existing customers. Pests such as spiders and rats can upset your employees enough that their productivity suffers. Other pests such as wasps, bees, and cockroaches create health hazards for employees and customers. Termites can destroy important documents and the building itself. While we handle infestation removal, we also offer preventative treatments that keep pests away from your business. Also, we help you identify risks that can be minimized or eliminated.
For any size or type of pest problem in Dadeville, call Pest Pro Services Pest Control. We have been serving the greater Montgomery area for years and are a trusted name for quality affordable pest control. Please contact us today to learn more about our preventative services or for a quote on infestation removal.