Everyone knows about ants and flies. We don’t have to tell you too much about these pests and explain how they can cause trouble around your home. However, there are some pests that you are likely unfamiliar with that can wreak havoc on your home and your property.
Today, we're going to tell you how to identify some of the most common uncommon pests here in Hendersonville. If you are confused, it’s ok. Not many people know about these pests until they begin to notice them around their property.
Have you ever seen dark reddish-brown pests roaming around inside your home? You probably haven’t because clover mites are about the size of a pinhead. Although hard to see with the naked eye, clover mites can be a big problem around homes. The good news is that these tiny pests aren’t dangerous, and they pose no risk to your home’s structure. They are, however, annoying. If left unchecked, they can stain everything. When squished clover mites leave behind a red stain. This can tarnish sheets, curtains, furniture, and other fabric-based items around the home.
Just the thought of a pest crawling into your ear is terrifying. Fortunately, earwigs were only given this unappealing name because of a myth. These pests cause problems simply by their presence, especially when they infest the home or property in large numbers. They can destroy household plants or vegetation in your gardens by chewing through leaves. On top of this, when disturbed earwigs will release a rather unpleasant odor.
Fish inside my home? Don’t worry, silverfish are in fact insects, although oddly shaped. Typically silver to brown in color and ¾ inch in size, silverfish are most known for their love of anything and everything related to moisture. Because of this, finding silverfish inside your home can be a
clear indication that you have problems with excess moisture. Keep in mind that moisture problems can lead to rot and decay as well as carpenter ant and termite infestations.
Winter often means a lack of bugs. This is not the case for springtails, also known as snow fleas. When the weather gets cold, springtails don’t mind. A protein in their body allows them to survive despite the coldest temperatures.
What does this mean for your home? It means that regardless of what time of year it is, springtails could be a problem. The good news is that these small hairy looking pests don’t pose much of a threat to you or your home’s structure. What they are, however, is annoying.
Indian Meal Moths
Do you like bugs in your food? Indian meal moths will do anything they can to contaminate the food in your pantry. In fact, Indian meal moths are one of the main culprits for putting bugs in food, more specifically their young. When Indian meal moths get into homes, the first thing they look for is your storage of dried food, the perfect place for laying their eggs. Sometimes Indian meal moths lay their eggs in packages of food before they ever reach your home. To stop yourself from accidentally bringing home tainted food boxes, avoid purchasing food if it’s packaging looks damaged.
How You Can Get And Keep These Pests Out Of Your Home
Most of the above pests can be deterred by addressing moisture issues and fixing cracks and openings around your home. The fewer ways these pests have to get inside, the less likely you are going to have to deal with them during the year.
If you are looking for ways to eliminate these pests or keep them away from your home, the professionals here at All-American Pest Control would be happy to help. Our team of qualified pest technicians has the tools and equipment to handle any common or uncommon pest your home is up against.
Give us a call today so that we can help you rid your home of unwanted pests.