What About Those Pesky Occasional Pests that Get into Your Home?

While you might have hired a pest control service to get rid of the regular pests such as ants, cockroaches, bees, spiders, and wasps, this is not everything you might have to deal with. There are always those pesky bugs that only show up on an occasional basis. While these critters may not cause much damage during their stay, they tend to be a nuisance to you and the rest of your family.

The Most Common Occasional Visitors

When it comes to insects, there are many that move in and never leave and then there are those that only show up from time to time, but drive you crazy while they are there. Among these are:

  • Centipedes
  • Crickets
  • Earwigs
  • Kissing Bugs
  • Lady bugs
  • Millipedes
  • Scorpions
  • Silverfish
  • Springtail

Each of the various insects listed above will find warm places to hide inside of your home, garage or outbuildings. When they arrive during the year varies greatly depending on the species. You might think that knowing this would actually make it easier to find them and eradicate them, the fact that they only come to visit on an occasional basis, makes it much harder for the untrained to be successful.

Most Occasional Visitors Are Harmless

The good news is that the vast majority of these occasional visitors are considered to be relatively harmless to humans, with the exception of scorpions. These insects pack a pretty nasty wallop when they sting you but in general have no lasting effects. Certain species of scorpions can be dangerous to humans and if you are stung by one, you should seek out immediate medical assistance. Beyond this, most others are more likely to harm your home or the things you have in it and leave a mess behind them.

Occasional Visitors Can Help You Find Trouble Spots in Your Home

In many cases, having occasional visitors can be a good thing as they can be an indication of a problem in your home you may not have been aware of. Examples of this include silverfish that are attracted to wet and or damp areas in your home, they can point to leaky pipes and drains. All of the different insects have to find their way into your home, finding them can help you locate holes in your foundation or walls you never knew existed. They can also help you find windows and doors that don’t quite fit together right and many other ways into your home that you never knew existed.

When you are faced with occasional visitors like this, your best bet is to bring in a professional extermination company. Their job is to not only get rid of these pests but locate where they are coming in so that you can make the necessary repairs and ensure that they never come calling again. While these insects may not be harmful to humans, they can cause a significant amount of damage to your home and your belongings. Call your local pest control experts to keep your home safe from these and many other insects.