It is almost Halloween and that means we're going to start seeing cobwebs adorning many of the houses in our neighborhoods. That's because spiders and Halloween go together like peas and carrots. It may be partly due to the old Scottish prayer of ghoulies and ghosties and long-legged beasties, and things that go bump in the night. Spiders are definitely long-legged beasties. But are they really the scariest pest you could see in your home on Halloween? Here are 4 pests that are scarier than spiders.
This is a long-legged beast that can easily give spiders a run for their money. Not only are their legs long, they have a bunch of them! When these bugs are driven into homes by the cold temperatures, they can cause quite a scare.
While we don't see bed bugs in Halloween decorations, these bugs are easily scarier than spiders. Most spiders that get into our homes will rarely bite us, and when they do, they leave little more than an itchy red welt. Spiders do not eat blood; they eat bugs. And spiders don't come out by the dozens to feed on us while we're sleeping.
While it is definitely true that some spiders have venom that is dangerous to us, most do not. There are many spiders that get into our homes in fall, but only spiders with "recluse" and "widow" in their name are a real threat. All cockroaches that get into our homes present a danger to us. Their ability to spread harmful bacteria and diseases is almost unmatched. And, seeing a cockroach zip up a wall is definitely creepier than finding a spider sitting in a web.
Bugs aren't the only creepy Halloween pests. When temperatures drop, mice, rats, and other rodents start looking for a warm place to hide. This can bring them into our homes. And, when they come in, they often don't come alone. They can carry ticks, fleas, mites, lice, and other parasites in with them. That's pretty scary.
As we approach Halloween, and the temperatures begin to drop, let All-American Pest Control help you keep spiders and other scary pests from getting into your home this winter. Our pest control technicians are educated in the most advanced pest control methods and methodologies and trained to control over 47 pests that can cause a problem for Tennessee residents.
If you think Halloween is scary enough without household pests, reach out to us for assistance. At All-American, keeping scary pests out is what we're all about.