5 Signs That You’ll Need to Call a Bug Exterminator

Signs Of Ants

North Carolina is a great place to live and raise a family. This state has a little bit of everything to offer residents. Unfortunately, numerous household pests also seem delighted to set up residence here as well. They come in all types, generally leaving calling cards to announce their presence, although sometimes indications of insect infestation may be mostly hidden. If you suspect a problem with bugs in your home the most prudent course is to call a reliable bug exterminator. Triangle Pest Control offers pest control in Matthews and is more than happy to come out and provide a no-cost inspection!

Common household pests to the area include ants, roaches, termites, bed bugs, mosquitoes, and more. While plenty of products are sold at the hardware store for dealing with these home-invaders, most have little lasting affect and the guaranteed results offered by a reliable bug exterminator. In most cases a do-it-yourself approach to insect eradication will fall short of desired results.

Here are some signs/symptoms that should lead you to considering contacting your bug exterminator and arranging to an on-site inspection:

1. Ants

Ants are the most common insects found nationwide, including in Central North Carolina. Local ant varieties include:

  • Acrobat Ants
  • Argentine Ants
  • Carpenter Ants
  • Fire Ants
  • Little Black Ants
  • Odorous House Ants

Ants are highly organized colonists that will set up housekeeping in your domain by building nests and scavenging around for food. They like the kitchen area, especially if they have access to unprotected (especially sugary) foods. One sweet morsel inadvertently left behind can attract hundreds of ants within minutes. The ants you observe are only the tip of the iceberg. Even if you kill them with ant spray new ones will keep coming back. Call a professional for a permanent solution.

2. Cockroaches

Common to this area, there are several types of cockroach, including:

  • American Cockroaches
  • Brown-banded Cockroaches
  • German Cockroaches
  • Oriental Cockroaches
  • Wood Cockroaches

The majority of roaches like the dark and, often living within your home's walls, are sometimes difficult to observe unless you surprise them at night when you flip on the light in your dark kitchen. They're scavengers that will eat just about anything and they're also disease carriers. Some like moist areas and some dry, but all of them like to hide in dark places. They have few natural predators and infestations can occur rapidly. If you see roaches, call a bug exterminator to get rid of them.

3. Termites

It's estimated one in five homes here in North Carolina are infested with termites. If you observe "mud tubes" around your home's foundation or see termites swarming you've got a problem and need professional help. They feed on cellulose, meaning they can destroy your home's structural members, your hardwood floors and even your books. Termites are subterranean and not so easy to observe, but telltale signs such as discarded wings or mud tubes are a dead giveaway as to their presence.

4. Bed Bugs

Bed bugs have become a huge problem—practically epidemic—nationwide and no less so in North Carolina. They typically live in your sleeping areas and can easily transport themselves by hitching a ride on a passing visitor that will unknowingly take them to a new location. Heat remediation is required to get rid of these bloodsuckers and no home remedy will work. These need to be dealt with immediately, as they multiply like wildfire.

5. Other common household pests

Other pests observed in your house that should prompt you into seeking professional bug exterminator services include silverfish, fleas, ticks, yellow jackets and spiders. For a complete free guide to identifying and exterminating the various pests that might infest a home in North Carolina, click on the image below this blog post. No one wants to share living space with any these insects. Get rid of them!

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