4 Common Pests and How to Get Rid of Them

Every homeowner has at one stage had to deal with pests. Sharing your home with these unwanted guests is not only frustrating, it can be harmful to your health.

There are many repellents available on the supermarket shelves, but they aren’t necessarily effective. If you want to get rid of pests, you might want to consider hiring pest control specialists. Below are some of the most common pests you might need help getting rid of.

  1. Rats and Mice

You’d be surprised at just how much damage rodents can cause in your home. They chew on anything and everything to prevent their teeth from overgrowing. If they decide to chew on an electric wire, it could start a fire. Rodent treatments carried out by pest control specialists will get rid of these pests quickly and easily.

  1. Cockroaches

Cockroaches aren’t necessarily dangerous, but they are gross! They are also extremely challenging to get rid of. This is due to their ability to withstand almost any temperature, no matter how extreme. It’s believed that cockroaches can even survive nuclear bombs. If you find one cockroach in your home, you can expect there to be more and you’ll need to move quickly to control the infestation.

  1. Ants

Ants love to munch on whatever you’re eating or drinking. Ants are typically a seasonal problem but in extreme cases can be found year-round. Ants build their nests outside slowly damaging paving & driveways but enter your home in search of food. Once they find it, they’ll keep coming back for more, eventually creating nests inside the house.

  1. Flies

Flies are not only annoying but equally disgusting. Flies contaminate your food and spread numerous disease-causing organisms. Because they can’t chew, they throw up onto their (your) food. These enzymes then dissolve the food so they can eat (drink) it. You’ll find that flies are mostly present in warmer months and they enter your home through open doors and windows.

If any of the following pests find their way inside your home in Pretoria, call the pest control specialists – Pest Control Pros – right away!