cockroachesAre you wondering if exterminators have any creepy facts to share? If so, it’s your lucky day. Here are five creepy things exterminators don’t tell you, courtesy of the experts at Apex.

  1. Even Clean Homes Can Attract Pests

Pests are often associated with cluttered or dirty homes. While the mess can attract pests, spotless homes aren’t safe from pest problems, either. A few crumbs here and there are more than enough to keep pests like mice alive. Even if your home has no crumbs, pests can find something to eat. Cockroaches can eat bar soap, leather, and other things you wouldn’t think of as food. Bed bugs can also thrive in spotless homes since they feed on blood.

  1. Moisture Can Be a Pest Breeding Ground

Pests need moisture to live, so they go wherever they can find water. If you have a moisture problem in your home, a pest problem could soon develop. Leaky faucets, clogged drains, spills, and anything else that creates standing water needs to be fixed. Sometimes, moisture can form in places you can’t see. For example, a leaky pipe inside your wall could create the perfect home for pests.

  1. Pests Aren’t Just Gross, They’re Dangerous

Nobody wants to see pests scurrying around their home. They’re gross and creepy. Unfortunately, they’re also dangerous. Pests like cockroaches and rodents can spread diseases. If you come in contact with the pests or their waste, you could get sick. Rodents can also chew through the electrical wires in your house, and that’s a major fire hazard.

  1. Pests Love to Travel in Groups, Never Alone

If you see a solitary roach running through your house, you may be tempted to think it’s alone. Not so fast! These pests aren’t loners. If you see one roach, its friends probably aren’t far away. The rest could be hiding in dark, sheltered places like behind your appliances or under your sink. That’s why it’s important not to wait too long to call the professionals.

  1. Secondhand Furniture May Be Your Worst Nightmare

Buying secondhand furniture is a good way to save money or to furnish your home with unique antiques. If you’re not careful, it’s also a good way to bring home pests. Bugs like termites and bed bugs can lurk in secondhand furniture, and they could hitch a ride back to your house. Before you buy any secondhand furniture, inspect it carefully to make sure it’s pest-free.

Now that you’re armed with these creepy facts, you’re better equipped to keep your home pest-free. Don’t fret, the professionals are always only a phone call away!

Apex Pest Control is one of the most trusted Tampa pest removal companies in the state. We’re proud of the work we do to help keep the homes, landscape, and businesses in our community free from harmful plants, insects, and animals, while also striving to maintain a balance with the ecosystem as a whole. Check out our blog or contact us today to learn more about Tampa pest removal!