Top 10 Pest Control FAQs


Got burning questions for the Solve Pest Pros? We hear some pretty common questions each day regarding different types of pests and their behaviors. We aim to answer all of the most popular questions we get so you can know what you’re up against in the pest department! The more you know about pests, the better we can work together to prevent them from invading your home.

Let’s get into it!

Q1: What are the signs of a bed bug infestation?

A: Signs include reddish-brown stains on bedding, shed bed bug skins, tiny eggs or eggshells, and bites on the skin, often in a line or cluster. They typically are found on beds and in furniture seams. (Hint: learn more about bed bugs here).

Q2: How can I prevent a termite infestation?

A: Regular inspections, reducing moisture around the home, sealing cracks and crevices, and ensuring proper ventilation can help prevent termite infestations. Solve Pest Pros can identify them during service, but check out our blog to find out ways you can identify termite activity.

Q3: Are earwigs harmful?

A: While earwigs might look menacing, they are mostly harmless to humans and pets. They are considered nuisance pests due to their presence in damp areas, and they are known to damage plants.

Q4: What damage can carpenter ants cause?

A: Carpenter ants tunnel through wood, potentially causing significant structural damage over time. Identifying and addressing infestations early is crucial to protecting your home from massive amounts of damage.

Q5: How dangerous are fire ants?

A: Fire ants can deliver painful stings and, for those allergic, can cause severe reactions. Their nests should be handled by professionals to avoid stings. We do not recommend using any DIY methods for these pests.

Q6: What attracts millipedes to homes?

A: Millipedes are attracted to moisture. They seek shelter indoors during hot, dry weather or heavy rain, often appearing in large numbers. Run your shower fan and wipe away water when you can to avoid millipedes.

Q7: How can I prevent a rodent infestation?

A: Seal entry points, keep food sealed, maintain cleanliness, and trim vegetation near the home to prevent rodents from entering.

Q8: What's the difference between termite control and prevention?

A: Termite prevention aims to deter termites from entering a property, while termite control involves actively eliminating an existing infestation.

Q9: Can fleas and bed bugs be eliminated without professional help?

A: While DIY methods exist, professional help is often necessary for thorough elimination. Solve Pest Pros have the expertise and tools for effective eradication.

Q10: How frequently should pest inspections be conducted?

A: Regular inspections, ideally quarterly, can catch pest problems early. However, high-risk areas or previous infestations might require more frequent checks.

Trust Solve Pest Pros for Comprehensive Pest Control

From bed bugs to rodents, Solve Pest Pros specializes in tackling various pest issues. Understanding signs, prevention methods, and the importance of professional intervention is key to effective pest control. For comprehensive and tailored solutions to your pest problems, trust Solve Pest Pros to safeguard your home and ensure a pest-free environment year-round.

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