The most common pests in homes are insects such as cockroaches, bed bugs and rodents.
These unpleasant tenants are very popular, but unfortunately they are not the only ones.
There are other less visible but equally harmful pests that can put your family’s health at risk.
We share with you some of the most common pests that can affect the home, and how to combat them and prevent them from appearing.
Pests that can stay in the home: cockroaches
It seems that cockroaches are even fireproof. No matter how clean a surface is, they can appear at any time.
What diseases do cockroaches transmit? They are spreaders of diseases, as they live in sewers and dirty spaces.
Salmonella, typhoid, cholera, gastroenteritis, hepatitis and dermatitis are some of the diseases they can spread. They can also trigger episodes of allergic asthma in susceptible individuals.
How to fight cockroaches at home?
Cockroaches can be controlled first by keeping surfaces clean and free of debris. Waste materials should also be kept sealed and isolated.
But as experts, we are convinced that this will not be enough, so you can turn a household insecticide into your weapon of choice.
If you prefer, ask us directly about the type of product that will help you avoid these insects in your home. We can guide you.
How to prevent cockroaches at home?
To prevent cockroaches, we advise you to keep all types of food in airtight containers.
Also, make sure to clean all surfaces as soon as you are done using them.
Keep your pets’ food in airtight containers and clean them immediately.
Also, try to repair all types of cracks, so cover drains and sewers, or install special grates, to prevent roaches from migrating from the sewers into the house.
Pests that can affect your home: bed bugs
Bed bugs are another of the most common pests that can affect the home. They are reddish in color and can live from 6 months to a year.
Bed bugs quickly infest the floor, walls, ceiling and all nearby objects.
Consider that finding a minor infestation requires attention, as their bites can be mistaken for mosquito bites. There are even some people who show no reaction.
They feed on the blood of humans, but also on other mammals and birds. They can survive temperatures as low as -7°C.
How to fight bedbugs at home? We are not allowed to fumigate homes.
How can I prevent bed bugs in my home?
Nothing is better than prevention. To avoid infesting your home with this pest, avoid placing your suitcases or purses directly on the bed.
These insects usually stay on the floor, which is why you should regularly renew your bedding and furniture covers.
You can also choose anti-mosquito and anti-insect mattress covers. Products of this type, available at AKL Exterminator, have a guarantee of up to 10 years.
This rest line protects you and your family from allergens, microtoxins, bed bugs, dust mites and their excretions, which accumulate over time in all mattresses, springs and pillows.
Common household pests: rodents
Mice are one of the most common pests that can affect your home, and they are very invasive because they can migrate from other places.
It’s important to control them because they are transmitters of salmonella, hantavirus, parasites, toxoplasmosis, among other diseases. They are also vectors of ticks, fleas and mites.
They arrive in homes attracted mainly by food scraps and heat. They enter the home through small cracks and begin to breed quickly, infesting the home and ruining appliances, among other things.
How to fight mice in the home?
First of all, it will be very helpful to store food in airtight containers. It is also important to control water sources and garbage cans.
When they don’t have anything to eat, they look for other more inviting places to take refuge.
How can I prevent mice in my home?
To prevent mice from coming into your home from other homes, it’s important to seal all holes and cracks so that they have no way of getting in.
It is also important to clean up food debris and store waste in an airtight container.
The preventive use of traps and baits will help keep intruders out.
It is also important to clean the house, as mice and rats often take refuge there.
Pests that may be in your home: ants, spiders, insects
There are other types of pests that can silently invade the home: spiders, ants and insects
The red spider is a spider mite that primarily affects plants. They bite and drink the sap, which kills them. They also cover plants with their web, crushing it, leaving the garden in ruins.
There are also other types of spiders that live in the house and their bite can cause allergies or necrosis.
Ants are other unwanted insects that can sneak into the house.
Carpenter ants are a very harmful pest and are considered a hidden defect. You need to watch out for them, as they are able to bite through any wooden surface, tunnel to their food and burrow in.
They bite into the wood, leaving it hollow and useless.
Other insects that can suddenly appear in our spaces are weevils, beetles, chinch bugs and house bugs.
How to fight these insects?
Pro Pyrodust is a broad spectrum insect control powder that can be used indoors and in the garden.
It is effective against ants, cockroaches, lepidopterans, spiders, earwigs, sowbugs, mealybugs, crickets, some beetles, bugs, fleas, chewing and sucking insects.
How can I prevent pests in my home?
It is important to keep the house clean, as well as to eliminate weeds from its environment. You should try to ventilate the house whenever the weather is good, because the air renewal purifies the rooms.
Store food of all kinds in airtight containers and control water leaks, and then it will be a hostile environment for them, so they will migrate.
You can also use a broad-spectrum insecticide, after you’ve done your cleaning routine in the less-traveled areas of the house.
When to call in a pest expert?
As certified exterminators, we advise you to contact your extermination company if you do not get results with home treatments.
As AKL Exterminator, we serve Laval, Terrebonne and surrounding areas. Trust us, as we have a team of highly trained professionals to serve you safely and effectively.
We have a variety of treatments for effective pest control in domestic and industrial environments, and we guarantee our intervention for up to one year.