Most Common Pests in WNY
We offer leading pest control and extermination services throughout Hamburg NY and surrounding areas. You can call us right now to learn more but in the meantime we have put together the following to explain more about the 10 most common pests discovered and dealt with in the WNY area and throughout the U.S.
1 - Cockroaches
Cockroaches are active at night and is when you’re most likely to discover them inside your home. However, if you notice them during day time hours you likely have an infestation instead of a minor invasion. Cockroaches will consume just about any kind of food and prefer to take up residence in your walls, kitchen and other warm areas in the property. Unfortunately, cockroaches are also known to carry unhealthy diseases and need to be addressed right away upon suspicion of an issue.
2 – Mice
Everyone knows how annoying mice can be, regardless of whether you have experienced a mice infestation or not. Mice will enter your property and look to create their own nests in quiet and warm locations like in the walls or in your cabinets. You can expect a potential mouse problem every day of the year and can cause extensive damage to furnishings, valuables and even become a fire hazard if they find wires or cords to chew on. In addition, mice can carry certain diseases that can be transmitted to humans.
3 – Ants
Ants are one of the very common pests in Hamburg NY and throughout the US that many don’t mind as long as they aren’t inside their property. When ants find their way inside they can be very frustrating to deal with and aren’t always easy to eradicate. They will build their nests anywhere loose, powdered soil can be found and then come inside your home to find food to bring back to their colony.
4 – Termites
Termites can cause very extensive damage to structures and the best way to prevent and avoid this unfortunate scenario is through regular termite inspections. Home insurance policies don’t typically cover termite damage so you need to be proactive and let a professional termite exterminator come and inspect your home regularly to catch and treat them right away should any be discovered.
5 – Bed Bugs
Bed bugs will quickly spread in a property and are one of the more troublesome pests to eradicate. They have become immune to many typical bed bug treatments and typically require the services of a professional pest control company. They will hide in your bedding, bed frame, furniture, behind wall décor and outlets and many other areas of a home. They are nocturnal and many people never notice the bed bugs but rather suspect an issue after getting bit at night or finding blood on their bedding (fecal matter of bed bugs).
6 – Spiders
You have likely already seen some spiders around your property and possibly even inside. Spiders like dark, warm places and there are thousands of different species throughout the U.S. all ranging in a variety of sizes. Not all pose dangerous threats to individuals but if you suspect a poisonous spider is on your property give us a call.
7 – Wasps
Stinging insects are no fun and wasps are a common pest throughout Hamburg NY. If you are allergic to wasps then it’s crucial you call an exterminator immediately upon spotting a nest or an increase in the wasp population around your property. They prefer to create their nests in trees, eaves, wall cavities and some even underground. They find their way inside your home via openings like doors, windows and other not so noticeable entry points.
8 – Flies
Have a fly problem? You aren’t the only one! Flies are very common and likely one of the most annoying pests people deal with. They can also carry a plethora of hazardous diseases such as food poisoning bacteria. There are a wide variety of fly species but our exterminators can handle whatever specie is taking over your property.
9 – Rats
Just like mice, rats also are an unfortunate and damaging pest to deal with. They can carry and spread disease and typically leave their droppings wherever they’re traveling. They can also chew on items within the home including cables and electrical wiring systems which poses a major safety hazard. The black rat is the most common U.S. species of rat and can be found in Hamburg NY as well.
10 – Mosquitoes
Mosquitoes are a painful pest to encounter and can be extremely hard to get rid of. They are more active during spring and summer months and choose water sources for their breeding grounds. They can also carry and transmit disease. The majority of mosquitoes become an issue around the time of the sun setting and can be very overwhelming when a significant population is present. More than 150 mosquito species exist in the U.S.
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If you’re interested in learning more about the particular pest you’re dealing with and how we can help you eradicate it, just call our local pest control service at 716-508-3752. You can also complete our online form and one of our representatives will be in touch with more information.