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Avoiding Widespread Damage From A Pest Infestation

Are you concerned with a pest infestation? Rodents, bugs and other creepy crawlies can be more than just a common nuisance to your home and your family. They can actually leave behind a trail of destruction that can affect your lifestyle, as well as your finances. If you suspect that you may have some sort of bug or animal in or around your property, now is the time to call in the pros. This can save you money and hassle in the long run. 


One insect that is feared by many is the elusive bedbug. Bedbugs are common in all areas of the U.S. but you’re more susceptible if you bring used furniture into your home or you’ve visited a hotel or location that is infested with bedbugs. There are some tell-tale signs of bedbug infestations. This includes:

  • Small, pea sized insects in your bed or crawling on walls and floors. 
  • Pieces of dried blood in your clothing or on your sheets. 
  • Eggs and larvae in the seams of your mattress or furniture. 
  • Bite marks on your back, arms or other areas of your body. 
  • Itching and redness of the skin. 

If you notice any of these issues, it could be a possible bed bug infestation. Not getting it under control can cause great distress to your household because they multiply rapidly. Using household chemical sprays may not get rid of the problem and you’ll need to call in a pest control professional in the Dallas-Fort Worth area to evaluate and treat your entire home. 


Another pest that needs to be removed the home before damage is done is the cockroach. Cockroaches are pesky bugs that also quickly multiply and can leave a path of destruction in their wake. They are also sometimes hard to spot because they are most active at night. Leaving a cockroach problem unattended is not a good idea. While they don’t often carry disease, they can destroy your belongings and weaken structures in your home. If you notice roaches in your cabinets, near your food or in other areas of your home, you likely have a full-blown infestation. A pest removal pro is the best person to come out and inspect the situation. A chemical treatment along with getting rid of infested furniture and food can help get rid of the problem for good. 


Most everyone has a rodent problem from time to time. Setting up traps to catch stray mice often gets rid of the issue. But if you’ve noticed a plethora of rodents in your home or yard, or you’ve seen their fecal residue, it’s time to call in a professional. Because mice, as well as rats, can carry disease, it’s important to remove them completely.  Mice can carry a known virus called Hantavirus, that can cause extreme respiratory distress and failure. Coming into contact with the rodent as well as their urine or fecal matter can cause you to get sick. Always use caution when handling traps or cleaning up debris. Calling in a professional is advised so they can help eliminate the rodent issue and help seal up areas in your home where they may be getting in. It’s also important to keep your yard and garden area free from garbage and waste. This reduces the likelihood mice and rats will want to make a new home there. 


Have you been noticing some crumbling wood or trim in areas of your home? Maybe the foundation outside of your home is weak and unsteady? It could be that you have a termite infestation. There are a variety of termites that live in various areas of the country. The Formosan subterranean termite is one species that is particularly destructive. Different type of termites can destroy the foundation of your home as well as the structural components as well. They do this by eating away at the wood and other materials that are supporting a structure. Some termites make their home in the mud or the ground. This allows them to tear away at the ground surrounding your property and can lead to soft, unstable surfaces. If you think you have a problem with termites, its best to call in a pest control expert as well as a general contractor to assess the damages. After the termites are gone, you may have to replace damaged wood in and around your home. 

Getting rid of pests in your yard and home is beneficial in more ways than one. Don’t hesitate to call someone today, so you’ll have peace of mind tonight.

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