5 Crawling Arthropods That Might Be Invading Your Home

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(Newswire.net — October 25, 2016) — There are five types of arthropods that might enter your home without your knowledge, and it is important to call pest control professionals like UltraPro Pest Protection to get rid of the infestation.

1: Silverfish

Silverfish are a shiny, metallic-colored insect that will thrive inside a home where there is moisture. Homeowners tend to find this insect lurking in damp bathrooms or basements, but if a home has bad plumbing or a leaking roof, silverfish will live inside the walls and underneath the floorboards. They are nocturnal, and the best time to look for silverfish is late at night in a bathroom. This type of insect will remain along the baseboards or underneath bathroom rugs to remain out-of-sight. Silverfish primarily consume starches, so a homeowner might notice degrading drywall, carpets and wallpaper. Along with that, silverfish might also devour clothing, books and photographs.

2: House Centipedes

There are several species of house centipedes that can invade a home, and these arthropods have slender bodies and numerous legs. Some centipedes will inflict a bite that is painful but that is seldom fatal. However, a bite from a house centipede can lead to fever and chills, and if someone is sensitive to bee stings, then a bite from a centipede is dangerous. Centipedes need a lot of moisture to survive, and this pest will remain in the damp areas of a home. Most centipedes consume other insects. If there are several inside a home, then there are likely other pests nearby.

3: Spiders

Spiders are arachnids that invade homes to have safe nesting locations. They look for these locations inside walls or attics because of the loss of natural habitat. Many species of spiders are harmless, but some could be dangerous. The spiders may help with your other pest issues, but no one wants to see them in their home. Having a pest control professional come into your home will not only get rid of the spiders, but other insects that you did not know were residing in your home.

4: Ants

No one wants ants in a home because this insect might infest the food stored in a kitchen’s cabinets, or it can consume wooden beams, panels and floorboards. There are hundreds of species of ants, and some can inflict a painful bite. Ants are one of the most common types of pests and normally invades a home with the rest of its colony. If a homeowner sees one ant in a home, then there are likely thousands more hiding behind the walls or underneath the floor tiles.

5: Stinkbugs

Stinkbugs are a crawling insect, but this variety of insect can also fly, making it easy for hundreds to invade a home. A stinkbug is a large insect that has an oval shape, and its body is bright green with red, orange or yellow markings. The primary reason a homeowner might want to get rid of these nuisances is because of the insect’s foul odor that it emits as protection from predators. Stinkbugs consume and destroy garden and orchard crops by sucking the moisture from fruit and vegetables. If they are invading your home then they are probably affecting your garden and vegetation, too.

Preventing Crawling Pest Infestations

Homeowners can help to prevent pest infestations by keeping a home clean in addition to sealing holes and crevices where the vermin can enter. A professional like UltraPro Pest Protection can also help with sealing all of these holes and make sure all the insects stay out for good.

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