Looking for information about local pest control? At this time of year, you’re not alone!
So you’re enjoying a movie in your basement media room, maybe having a snack and a little something to drink, when all of a sudden a thing that looks like a set of tangled false eyelashes goes racing across the floor. That’s right–the dreaded house centipede!
Unfortunately, the changing seasons tend to send the world of bugs and humans colliding in a seriously disturbing way. While most of these leggy intruders aren’t necessarily harmful, chances are you would still rather not have them as housemates.
Here are four of Canada’s creepiest crawlies and what you can do to evict them.
Small and disturbingly prehistoric-looking sowbugs are a very common house pest. The good news is that while you may hate seeing them, their presence can act as an alert to there being elevated moisture conditions in your home. Taking steps to uncover and remedy moisture problems will not only help alleviate your sowbug infestation, but it can help prevent other moisture-related maladies such as mold and rot.
To solve the problem, place bug-specific sticky traps in corners and crevices of your home. Then, close up any ground level cracks and crevices with caulking. Take note that while you may be able to effectively banish them in the short-term, if you don’t take care of your moisture problem, they will return.
Worker wasps remain busily foraging for food into early fall, which can make then particularly persistent and aggressive. On one hand, they can actually be beneficial, due to the fact that they prey on flies and other insects. However, if you happen to physically allergic or highly phobic, then you’re going to want to find a way to keep them out of your home and away from your property.
To limit their numbers, keep garbage and fallen fruit clear of your property and plug entry to any potential nesting areas. There are also numerous wasp traps on the market that you can try.
If you find a wasp nest on your property, contact a local pest control company rather than trying to remove it on your own.
Ask most homeowners and they will likely cite house centipedes as one of the bugs they fear the most. And who can blame them? These creatures are long, they have lots of legs and they are incredibly fast.
House centipedes also have the potential to deliver a stinging bite, although this is a very rare occurrence and certainly not lethal … unless you happen to be a roach, fly or termite.
These particular insects have a thing for dark, damp spaces, so getting rid of them means taking care of excess moisture in your home. Seal up any baseboard cracks or crevices, reduce the humidity in your home by using a dehumidifier and try to eliminate their food supply –namely other bugs.
You can’t write about house bugs without mentioning spiders. These eight-legged overnight guests tend to be feared and reviled by adult and children alike.
Yes, we know that they help control the bug population and we know that most of those found in Canada are not especially poisonous, but as the weather cools and house spiders, wolf spiders and others began invading our homes in search of warm shelter, rational knowing tends to take a backseat to screaming fear.
When it comes to getting rid of spiders, this is yet another case of prevention being the best medicine. Seal up cracks, try to eliminate other bugs and also cardboard. Once again, excess moisture plays a part, so you’ll need to try to keep things nice and dry. You can also trap a numerous amount of spiders with sticky traps strategically placed on the floor around your home.
Hire a Local Pest Control Survive
If you find that you’re unable to remedy an insect problem on your own, or if you have a known allergy to any nuisance insects, you should hire a local pest control service to take care of the problem for you.