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What Is An Occasional Invader?
Just because occasional invaders only make their way into your home on occasion, it doesn’t mean they don’t need to be considered more than a minor threat. They might not bite, they might not carry diseases, and they might not even reproduce inside the property, but that doesn’t mean you want them on or around the property. Especially not if you are trying to run a respectable business. The site of one of these bugs could be enough to turn some people running in the other direction. Regardless, if you want to learn how to get rid of these critters, you are first going to have to learn how to identify them. Here is a list of bugs that can commonly be classified as occasional invaders in Norfolk:
Here are some other interesting, yet pertinent things you need to know about these critters:
- House centipedes are attracted to tubs, showers, basements, and crawl spaces because of their moisture content
- Earwigs can also be found in the places mentioned above plus others. Anywhere with excessive moisture, you’ll find the earwig
- Pill Bugs are also known by many in Norfolk as Roly Polies and Doodle Bugs
- The silverfish only eats bad carbohydrates like sugars and starches. Not things a healthy diet consists of
Why Are They On The Property?
If you have occasional invaders there’s a reason they’re there. Indeed, they sometimes are just passing through the property but more often than not, they are there for a reason. These reasons are likely seeking shelter, warmth, food, or water. They usually enter through cracks and crevices from the outside and find their way onto the property.
Are They Dangerous?
There aren’t many positives about occasional invaders, but one is, they aren’t dangerous. They don’t bite, they don’t nip, they don’t carry diseases, and they won’t even mate in the home. There are some species or breeds like the earwigs that can be destructive to houseplants, but most of these critters don’t even burrow into wood structures, putting them right there at a zero threat level. All in all, this is a good thing but doesn’t mean you still want them hanging around the property. They can and will become a major nuisance.
How Do I Eliminate Occasional Invaders?
If you want to deal with your occasional invader problem on your own, you are going to have to start outside. The bugs are coming in from the outside, so it only makes sense to cut off their entrances from the outside. These entrances are usually through cracks and crevices in the foundation, walls, doors, or windows. Seal off these entrances, deal with excessive moisture problems, and cut off food supplies and you’ll likely eliminate occasional invaders. A lot of people will just vacuum them up and dispose of them in sealed bags, which is a good tactic, but you have to eliminate the source of the problem. You have to find out why the critters are in the home and cut that off!
This is something we are more than happy to help with. All you have to do is pick up the phone and give us a ring.
When Can You Get Here?
With the unique properties of Norfolk and the constant threat of pests, it should be easy to see how we stay so busy. Combine this with the fact that we are considered one of the premier providers in the area, and it should be more than easy to see why we are always busy. That being said, one of the reasons we are so busy is, we are willing to make exceptions. And, we’ll make exceptions for you. All you have to do is pick up the phone, call, set up an appointment, and we’ll get someone out there to assess the property within the next 24 to 48 hours. If emergency assistance is needed, we have people available for this as well. All you have to do is call today for service tomorrow!
Is The Treatment Safe?
Another great way to deal with occasional invaders is pesticides and chemicals. After finding and eliminating the source of the problem, we can administer pesticides and chemicals to draw out and kill the remaining bugs. This is something we recommend. While this is effective and has proven effective time and time again, it can be dangerous. Chemicals and pesticides are dangerous, especially in the wrong hands. This is why we started offering natural, greener, and more eco-friendly solutions. The only thing to remember is, these solutions aren’t always available in every situation and they aren’t as effective.
That being said, we try to offer them when and where we can because they will work. Whenever pesticides are the only solution, we make sure we administer them in the safest ways possible. We only use EPA-certified techs with the experience and know-how to properly administer such chemicals.