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Common Pests in Roswell, GA
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Occasional invaders in Roswell, GA, move indoors when cool temperatures put their Cold weather motivates stink bugs to seek warmth by any means necessary. After successfully entering homes through cracks and crevices, they gather on ceilings, walls, and tables. The pests don't bite or spread disease, but their loud buzzing and terrible smells annoy homeowners.
Earwigs depend on high humidity for survival, living off little food during their lifespans. When they do eat, they are predatory on other insects, fresh fruit or decaying plant matter.
Attracted to damp areas in homes, house centipedes are most active at night while feeding on other pests. They are harmless to humans, as bites are rare and non-threatening. However, centipede infestations are a tell-tale sign of larger pest problems, leaky pipes, or excessive moisture in the home.
Termites are soft-bodied insects who seek moisture to avoid dehydration. They tunnel through both damp and dry wood while eating cellulose to further fuel the colony. Upon their arrival inside the home, termites can chew through furniture, cabinets, and stored books in addition to structural wood.
Bedbugs grow to about a quarter of an inch in length, just small enough to hide in unseen areas. While residents sleep, bed bugs will bite any exposed skin. Cities like Roswell are always at risk to these pests, as they provide plenty of people and abundant travelers.
Eight species of cockroaches have been confirmed in Georgia, and they all carry bacteria on their bodies that can lead to food poisoning. While searching for food and water, these pests contaminate pantry items with harmful germs. Cockroaches are often found in cool, damp places such as basements or underneath leaky faucets.
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