You’re enjoying your morning coffee and are suddenly interrupted by an approaching bug army. No one would blame you for panicking. Unfortunately, bugs invade our homes and some of them come with unwanted baggage. We’ve made a list of some common pest invaders that you don’t want to ignore.
This bug strikes fear into anyone who hears its name and for good reason. Though termites don’t attack humans, they can cause quite the headache.
Termites eat wood, which can wreak havoc on your house’s structure. They’ve perfected their silent attack, which makes them tricky to detect since they live in the ground under your house.
It’s important to know what you’re looking for to help you identify them. Termites can be anywhere from ¼ to ½ inch long. There are 40 known species and they vary in shades of white and light brown.
Keep a lookout for these warning signs: mud tubes outside of your house, hollow sounding, soft wood and discarded wings near windows and doors. Termites can be difficult to handle, so it’s best to call in the professionals.
This is definitely another cringe-inducing word. While these bugs are more of an annoyance than a threat, you don’t want them as a house guest. Thankfully, bed bugs aren’t carriers of disease. However, they do enjoy making a meal off human and animal blood.
Reactions to bed bug bites vary. Some people will experience no side effects while others will have red bite marks. There have been cases of severe allergic reactions.
Bed bugs make it difficult to find them. Their small, flat bodies allow them to hide in small cracks and crevices. If you suspect bed bugs are joining your slumber party, begin a thorough search. Besides tiny living bugs, keep an eye out for rusty spots on your mattress and furniture.
If these bugs are giving you a fit, check out Maggie’s Farm Simply Effective Bed Bug Killer.
These bugs have no problem ruining your outdoor fun. Female mosquitoes are the source of those itchy, red bites. They feed on our blood to gain protein for their eggs.
The days of scratching are just the beginning of the problems they cause. Mosquitoes are known to carry diseases like the Zika virus, yellow fever and malaria with them. When you’re chosen as their afternoon snack, these diseases can be transmitted to you.
Mosquitoes love water and use it to lay their eggs. Eliminating sources of stagnant water is one way to prevent a mosquito invasion.
Another option is to treat your yard. Maggie’s Farm Simply Effective Mosquito and Tick Killer is a great way to keep the mosquitoes away.
No one wants to find a cockroach lurking in their home. These bugs look for places that will have food, water and shelter. Unfortunately, our homes are a perfect fit.
Like mosquitoes, cockroaches can be a risk to our health. They are carriers of pathogens that could cause disease.
Cockroaches spend their time in dirty places, like the garbage, and these locations carry a ton of germs. When cockroaches visit your home, they have no problem contaminating your food. That’s why it’s important to evict them as soon as possible.
If you spot a cockroach or evidence of their presence, like waste, it’s best to act quickly. Our Maggie’s Farm Simply Effective Roach Killer Gel Bait is up to the task.
Wasps are proud to say they can scare humans away. While they don’t carry any diseases with them, they can still be a pain.
Wasps are extremely aggressive and territorial. When they feel threatened they fight back by stinging and unlike bees, they can sting multiple times.
They also aren’t afraid to call for back up. This can result in a pretty painful situation for us.
If wasps are bugging you, we want to help. Our Maggie’s Farm Simply Effective Wasp and Hornet Killer will help you win the fight.
We know dealing with invading pests isn’t fun. That’s why we always have your back. Maggie’s Farm Simply Effective Pest Control products will help protect you when you’re under attack.