The Bugs That Are in Your Home

Pest Control Woodstock and KennesawMost of us know that we have various pests and insects in our homes.  We see the flies landing on a windowsill, a parade of ants that convenes at crumbs left on our kitchen counters, or laying eyes on a roach. What most people do not realize is the large proliferation of insects that are in their home that they never see.

A recent study conducted by entomologists from the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences and North Carolina State University  recently did a study to find out what was the norm and how many different insects and in what quantity people could expect to find in their homes.

The group collected over 10,000 specimens from 50 homes in and around Raleigh NC. After processing sorting, and identifying this collection they found that as many as 100 or more different species of insects and pests could be residing in a single home.

The overwhelming groups were flies and beetles, followed by ants, wasps, spiders, stink bugs, moths, silverfish, and cockroaches. The families of species that were found in more than 90 percent of the homes surveyed: ants, carpet beetles, cobweb spiders, and dust mites.

In addition, don’t forget termites, they are a silent intruder who can live in the wood framing of your home. They are often in place for as long as seven to eight years before making themselves known. This is why we at Protect All Pest Control refer to them as your “oldest roommates”.

With this type of knowledge it only makes sense to employ a professional pest control company that can offer your home a complete and total solution to your pest control needs. Simply employing spot methods is not the solution to keeping your home pest free.

Protect All Pest Control, servicing clients in Woodstock, Kennesaw, Acworth, and Marietta offers comprehensive and proactive solutions such as our Integrated Pest Management (IPM) services to not only eradicate the bugs you do have but prevent future infestations.

Schedule an appointment by phone at 770-728-8520 or use the convenient “Contact” feature on our website.

 

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