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With a name like occasional invaders, just about anyone can surmise that the occasional invader is a pest that only lives in the home part of the time. This might be obvious, but there are a lot of facts about these pests that will surprise you. Probably the most interesting thing is occasional invaders aren’t just one class of insect. Battling occasional invaders will be a constant battle and can include anything from carpet beetles to ants, cockroaches, spiders, bees, wasps, centipedes, millipedes, and tons more.
What’s even more interesting about this classification of pests is some of them will appear in the home more often than others. Some might only appear in the home during specific periods. For instance, you might only see the centipede during the summer months, while the cockroach could be found in the home year-round.
Whatever the situation, there is a lot of information to be known about these pests. Learning this information and living by it will only make you all that much more informed in your constant battle against pest invaders. This is just one of the things that set our pest management services apart from the competition. We are more than willing to share and pass on our knowledge.
The Common Problems Associated With These Pests
Even though occasional invaders are rarely a threat to the human, they can be quite the nuisance. There are, of course, some exceptions to this statement like the scorpion who can sting and pose a major threat. Luckily, most of the time, these pests are nothing more than a common nuisance, finding their way into everything. Another thing to note is, the presence of occasional invaders in the home can sometimes be a symptom of larger, lingering problems. Here’s what we mean:
Silverfish are attracted to moisture. If you find these pests in your home, it could be a good indication you have moisture problems. You might need a dehumidifier. You may have leaky pipes that need repairing. Either situation is not acceptable and should be rectified as soon as possible.
Field crickets are just another common occasional invader. However, the thing about this invader is that it feeds on fabric. Clothing, comforters, and drapes can all be at risk to the field cricket.
Scorpions are an obvious problem with their potential to sting. Stings that can be deadly. What makes them an even bigger threat is they commonly hide in folded blankets, shoes, and clothing.
Why Are Occasional Invaders In My Home
Throughout our time in the industry, we’ve experienced some truly interesting things. That being said, the key to occasional invaders is understanding why they are on the property and eliminating that specific problem. One of the most common reasons these invaders make their way onto your property is because the weather outside becomes too unsuitable for them. San Antonians oftentimes see the weather get too hot and dry outside. These are just two of the common weather conditions that can drive these invaders indoors. Wet and cold conditions will also drive them in.
These problematic pests usually move indoors through tiny openings and cracks in the foundation or exterior walls. However, they can enter under doors, in open windows, and crawlspace or basement doors. Sometimes these pests can also be drawn to tasty potted plants, newspapers, storage bins, furniture, and a whole host of other common household items.
Not to fear because this is the information we can help with. Whether you suspect you have an occasional invader problem or just want to speak to someone to learn more, you can always give our San Antonio office a call. We have people standing by 24/7.