Friday, June 28, 2013

Three Reasons to Call an Exterminator

Nothing is quite as intrusive as a home infestation by rodents or insects. You don’t feel comfortable in your own home, and you and your family are being exposed to all kinds of bacteria and infection.

If the problem has gotten to the point where you can no longer control it, it might be time to call a local exterminator in Columbus.

Of all infestations, the following three are the most dangerous to your health and quality of life.

1. Bedbug Infestation

Perhaps the most insidious of all household pets, the bedbug lives in floorboards and small cracks in the walls. This makes them difficult to eradicate.
Bedbugs inhabit mattresses and draw blood while you’re sleeping. They cause disease and are considered a public health problem by both the Environmental Protection Agency and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
If you have bedbugs, it’s best to call an exterminator. They can be difficult to identify and completely eliminate.

2. Cockroaches

Cockroaches don’t feed on blood, but they’re equally dangerous to health. Dirty and often carrying bacterial infections, cockroaches should be eliminated immediately.
Cockroaches can strike at any time of year, but are most likely to invade the home in the winter because they prefer warm environments. Like bedbugs, they live in cavities in the wall and floor. They are particularly likely to live near the kitchen, as even the smallest crumbs of food attract them.
Cockroaches are easy to spot, so as soon as you see one, call an exterminator.

3. Mice and Rats

Of all household pests, people are particularly afraid of mice and rats. As rodents, these pests are more capable of spreading disease and destroying your property.
Mice are more likely to invade your home, living in pantries and garages where they can nibble on cereal and even cardboard boxes. You can spot mouse infestation by feces, urine, and bite marks on soft woods.
Rats, meanwhile, typically live outside. However, by chewing through wires and telephone cables, rats are a possible fire hazard.

Finding an Exterminator

If you’re infested by any of these three household pests, it’s time to find a local exterminator in Columbus. Look up local listings online and cross-reference them with Better Business Bureau ratings to make sure you’re hiring someone trustworthy.

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