San Antonio, like all of Texas, has a very mild climate all year long. Although this is good news for residents that like to take part in all that San Antonio has to offer, it also means that pests are a problem every month of the year. Many different varieties of pests like to call San Antonio home, including termites, bed bugs, fire ants, mosquitoes, scorpions, and more. Homeowners often try to deal with these pests on their own which is ineffective, and may even be dangerous. It is always important to contact a San Antonio pest control company that can eliminate an infestation and prevent one from occurring again.
Termites cause approximately $5 billion in damage every year, making them the number one wood-destroying insect in the world. Termites live in large colonies and chew on wood looking for glucose that will feed their colony. As they move through a structure, they can quickly damage it and if an infestation is not caught quickly enough, termites can destroy a home entirely.
The most common termite in San Antonio is the native subterranean termite, although Formosan termites have also been found in the Bexar County region. Formosan termites are a type of subterranean termite. Getting rid of any type of termite on your own is extremely difficult. Termite colonies can include up to one million or more termites and to get rid of the problem, you have to kill every single termite. A San Antonio pest control company will have effective and safe solutions that allow you to take your home back.
Bed Bug Control
Bed bugs have gotten a lot of attention in recent years but they have been around for centuries. Bed bugs are approximately the size of an apple seed. They are reddish-brown in color and they do not have wings. The risk of a bed bug infestation increases if you spend time that has a high turnover of overnight guests, such as hospitals or hotels. Bed bugs are known as hitchhikers because they will crawl into luggage and other spaces and move from one place to another fairly easily.
People are often first alerted to the fact that they have a bed bug infestation in their home because they notice lines or clusters of red, itchy bites. Bed bugs will live in the folds of mattresses, box springs, couches, and other furniture and come out only to feed when a host is nearby. Bed bugs are also very difficult to get rid of, so it is important to speak to a San Antonio pest control company when you notice an infestation.
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