For many homeowners, the problems that can affect your property include things like leaky pipes, aging infrastructure elements, and general maintenance and upkeep. However, if you live in Georgia or Florida, you should also know that pests are a frequent problem that can plague your home.
Unfortunately, many homeowners are not aware of the extensiveness of their pest problem, so they don't take the necessary steps to prevent it from happening. At B&B Exterminators, we know what pests can do to your property, which is why we want you to understand the danger of letting them take over.
Types of Pest Infestations
If you want to know how pests can create massive damage to your home, let's look at the various critters and bugs that may take residence. Here are the most common ones we encounter.
According to recent data, about 21 million homes are infested by rats each year. If you live in a major city, the problem can be even worse because rat populations can be so much higher in urban areas. Unfortunately, rats breed insanely fast, so even a small brood can overtake your property if you're not careful.
Rats need food, and they won't hesitate to chew through anything to get to it. Rat teeth are incredibly strong, which means that they can chew through wood and concrete with relative ease.
Once rodents are in your home, you can expect them to make nests and search for food stores. Usually, you can expect property damage, food loss, and higher chances of disease.
Learn how you can prevent rodents from making their way into your home.
These nasty bugs won't wreak as much havoc as rats, but that doesn't mean that they're harmless. Also, like rats, cockroaches don't need many of them to create a massive colony, and they can live in some pretty extreme environments.
Most of the time, cockroaches will spread bacteria and other pathogens throughout your house. Since germs don't stick to them, they can move them around really easily. Also, they will chew on starchy things, including cardboard, paper, and exposed food.
We don't have to tell you that having termites in your home can be a portent of doom. These little bugs are never welcome guests, and you have to make sure that you handle them quickly to avoid extensive problems.
Since they eat wood, the infrastructure of your property is at stake. An average colony can go through about a food of wood per month, although some varieties can go even faster. If you let it continue, your property can be unrepairable, not to mention highly dangerous.
Why B&B Exterminators is Your Best Line of Defense
No matter what kind of pests take residence in your home, we can get rid of them for you. No one wants to live with bugs and critters, and considering how they can destroy your living spaces, you want to remove them as quickly as possible.
Contact us today to get started and make sure that your home is protected for the long-term.