Just the word “bedbug” itself brings up feelings of dread in most people. They’re tiny, multiply quickly, bite - and are notoriously hard to get rid of. Seeing just one bedbug in your home may send you off on a frenzied inspection of your entire home. We understand the frantic feeling of discovering you have bedbugs, which is why we’ve put together a checklist of what to do when you find a bedbug.
Ants inside homes are a year-round problem. Ants are more plentiful in the summer, where they begin to stray from their nests and enter houses looking for food - but they may decide to take up residence, creating ant problems all year. Ants are notoriously difficult to get rid of. Unless you can remove the entire colony, including the queen, they’ll keep coming back.
Termites are responsible for over $1 billion in home repairs each year in the United States. Fortunately, there are ways to exterminate termites, and there are ways to prevent the severity of damage if your home has termites. The longer an infestation goes on the more extensive the repairs will be. So time is money.
Although crickets prefer to be outdoors, they will often seek shelter in your home. We’ve all likely had that moment when we suddenly hear a chirping noise and are unable to find the cricket. The chirping actually does have a purpose aside from being annoying. Male crickets make sounds by rubbing the edges of their forewings together to call for female mates. This motion is called stridulation. Some species have several songs in their repertoire. The calling song attracts females and repels other males, and it's fairly loud, especially if one is hiding in your home.