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All You Need To Know About Types of Pests

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All You Need To Know About Types of Pests

The industry of pest control has expanded far over the past five years. However, due to Covid-19, there is an absolute fall. Usually, when you hear the term pest control, then the thought that comes to mind is the eradication of the mice, rats, insects, etc. But, the residential pest control company in Palm City helps in the protection of food, property, and health. According to the research, almost 20% of the world’s food supply is consumed by rodents that are the prime carriers of other dangerous pests like fleas, ticks, and mites. Also, cockroaches have allergens that are considered to be among the filthiest insects in existence. Therefore, without pest control practices, food regulations, food hygiene and health regulations, you cannot live a healthy life.

In this blog, let us find out the common types of pests found in homes and the ways to control them so far. 

What is classified as a pest?

A pest is an organism that spreads disease and causes destruction. A general term applied to animal and bird species’ pests is Vermin. These are especially that who is the carriers of harmful diseases. The three categories of pests that can be controlled by an  affordable pest control company in  Stuart are  as follows:

  • Insects
  • Rodents, and
  • Birds, etc.

Now, let us know about the most common pests in each category are as follows:


  • Ants

The best-known species of ant in the garden ant. These are highly organised and social insects. A colony will nest and include worker ants that are attracted to sweet food. They usually contaminate the food and preparation areas. 

  • Cockroaches

Cockroaches are mostly found in moist areas of homes, lawns and big spaces along with eating systems. They can feed on everything, from faecal matter to food. In moist areas, they rapidly replicate themselves. Whenever they are seen, it is an indication that food preparation is not clean. Germs can be spread even from their single dropping. Diseases such as dysentery, gastroenteritis, typhoid and food poisoning are caused by them. Food gets contaminated when it comes in contact with cockroaches. 

  • Wasps and Bees

In sheltered spots, wasps' nests are made where it is easy for them to go outside. They are usually found in wall cavities, rood spaces and under eaves. They can grow themselves around the size of a football with the growing summer season. While honeybees live in colonies and cause contamination of food and harm to mortar and building fabric. 


  • Mice

The most active pest of your home is house mice that are active all year, They nest in quiet, warm places such as lofts, and crafty walls. A residential pest control company in Palm City can help you to get rid of them easily. They chew the damaged furnishings, chew packaging food, and gnaw constantly. They are the carrier of diseases such as hantavirus, salmonella, and lymphocytic choriomeningitis (LCMV).

  • Rats

Browm rats are more commonly found. They give smear marks and teeth marks on the electrical cables that can cause fire hazards. Diseases such as leptospirosis or Weil’s disease, salmonella, listeria, Toxoplasma gondii and hantavirus are spread by them. 

Birds and Others

  • Bats

They are handled by an affordable pest control company in  Stuart that has licensed to do so. Although they do not cause any direct harm, their droppings can cause problems with smell and insect infestations. A rabies-like virus known as European Bat Lyssavirus (EBL) is carried by them. It is quite rare, but you have to be cautious about it. 

  • Pigeons

There are some regions, where it serves as a source of entertainment. It can be bought with a few stale crusts of bread. For other people, they are nothing more than ‘rats with wings. Although it is rare to find bird mite infestations, it can occur during late spring to early summer. 

So, with this blog, you are clear about the types of pests that can affect your home. To get rid of them in the long term, consult with a good pest control company that will help you to get the right solutions along with some tips. 

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