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Professional Occasional Invader Pest Control Pittsburgh Pennsylvania
The occasional invader term is utilized in reference to insects that occasionally invade homes. These insect species have a purpose in mind when they attempt home infiltration. Whether it be to find a safe and warm hiding place or a decent food supply, the occasional invader is diligent and most often refuses to give up.
Occasional invaders prefer dark, damp, warm, and discrete hiding spots. They are commonly found hiding underneath kitchen and bathroom sinks, in public sewage systems, basements, and crawlspaces. If you plan to conduct a do-it-yourself occasional invader inspection, we suggest starting in one of the aforementioned locations.
Insect species that meet the criteria to be referenced as an occasional invader include the following:
- Box elder bug
- Spider (venomous and non-venomous)
- Cluster fly
Why Are Occasional Invaders Infiltrating My Pittsburgh Home?
Occasional invaders attack all homes in their close vicinity. As far as occasional invader infiltration goes, it is not possible without an access point. Pests infiltrate homes through small cracks, gaps, and crevices in a damaged foundation, siding, basement or crawlspace vents, entrance door threshold, and heat pump ductwork.
Do Occasional Invaders Carry Disease?
Most occasional invader species do not transmit disease or parasites to humans or animals. The most dangerous occasional invader is the venomous spider, which is not known to bite but when threatened. Venomous spider bites range from mild to severe, with the latter requiring a visit to the emergency room. Statistics show, over 3 million spider bites are reported annually in the United States alone. Most spider bites cause a mild allergic reaction – redness, edema (swelling), inflammation, and discomfort.
What Is The Most Recommended Pest Control Solution For Occasional Invader Infestation?
Professional pest management is recommended for mild to severe occasional invader infestation. Our professional pest control for occasional invaders combines regular visual inspections, adhesive insect traps, and industrial- or commercial-strength pesticides.
While you are waiting on the exterminator to arrive at your home to perform the visual inspection, there are a few things you can do to jumpstart the pest control process. We highly suggest tackling your home’s vulnerable best barrier that is made up of doors, windows, walls, ceilings, and floors. When a home’s pest barrier is vulnerable, it can easily be infiltrated by occasional invaders.
Utilize a waterproof sealant to fill in small cracks and crevices. Large openings around electrical wiring and sewage pipes will need a more drastic repair and improvement approach. We recommend custom-to-fit metal sheeting or plywood to fill in large openings to keep occasional invaders in their natural habitats.
How Do I Schedule An Occasional Invader In-Home Inspection In Pittsburgh?
Reach out to our Pittsburgh customer support team via phone, email, or in-person. We need at least 24 hours to process your occasional invader inspection service request. When pest control service is in high demand, it may take up to 48 hours to process a service request. We will initiate the processing upon receiving your service request.
What Can I Do To Keep Occasional Invader Pests Out Of My Home?
We encourage our clients to get involved in the pest control process right from the get-go. You can help our exterminators in several ways. One way is to make some improvements to your home’s weak pest barrier.
- Develop a cleaning schedule that targets the occasional invader’s popular hiding places
- Remove household waste from your home and to an outdoor trash bin at least once a day
- Fill in occasional invader access points with a waterproof caulk or other sealants
- Repair or replace damaged sewage and water pipes
- Install vents or dehumidifiers to improve the circulation in problem areas
- Immediately inspect supermarket bags as they are brought into your home
We highly recommend our professional occasional invader pest control for mild to severe infestations. We encourage client involvement throughout the pest control process. If you believe your occasional invader infiltration warrants an emergency visit, do not hesitate to take advantage of our same-day or emergency service.