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Common Pests in Spartanburg, SC
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Pests are never welcome in your home and can be a health hazard in addition to an eyesore. For example, besides being unpleasant to come across, cockroaches can make you sick. They can carry harmful microorganisms on the spikes of their legs.
When cockroaches come into contact with the food you have stored, they can contaminate your pantry with the germs they carry. The same goes for flies and other pests with spiny legs that may be a vector for germs that cause diarrhea and other diseases.
Another common pest problem in many Spartanburg homes is ants. Even though these tiny creatures are not necessarily disease vectors, they can be a nuisance. They are foragers and, given the opportunity, ants will march into your home to look for food. Ants will raid your kitchen cabinets, especially if you have unsealed sugary foodstuffs lying around. Before you know it, they are part of your household. Cockroaches and ants are not the only pests that cause problems in many Spartanburg homes.
Other pests in the area include rodents, crickets, silverfish, stinging pests, ticks, and spiders. If you do notice a creature in your home with increasing frequency, you may be facing a potential infestation.
Every year, termites destroy a substantial amount of property in the US. While termites’ favorite meal is wood, they can also feed on other material that comes from organic matter. These include books, paper, and insulation. Termites have even been known to destroy filtration systems and pool liners in swimming pools.
Your home is susceptible to a termite infestation at any time, so you should schedule an inspection and termite treatment in Spartanburg as soon as you begin to notice signs of the tiny vermin. A termite inspection is often recommended when selling or purchasing a home as it can offer added insight to any existing problems. Your best bet is to seek help from a reliable company for termite control in Spartanburg, so you can rest easy knowing your new home is termite-free.
To avoid confusing termites with flying ants, check for equally sized wings, a uniformly thick waist, and straight antennae. If you notice the termites coming out of your patio/porch or near the foundation, it's likely that they have infested your home.
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