There are some pests that are notorious in the pest control word – pests like cockroaches, termites, ants, bed bugs, spiders, and many others. But there are thousands of insects of many different species, all of which may find their way onto your property. From centipedes and millipedes to pillbugs and earwigs, there are many pests that sacrifice your comfort and peace of mind when they find their way indoors.
As a full service pest control company, Nextgen Pest Solutions is equipped to help properties with any of these more occasional, yet still problematic pests. With our tailored services and science-backed solutions, we are able to provide pest control that is affordable and effective. To schedule an extermination or discuss ongoing pest control, call us today at (470) 336-4315.
Types and Characteristics of Occasional Pests
The majority of insects considered occasional pests live harmlessly outdoors where they play an important role in the ecosystem. When they come indoors or into yards to seek out food, water, and moisture, they can become a pest. When inside, some will breed and grow their population. Others will simply hide in your home, causing an unpleasant surprise. These pests include a range of different insects, and some of the most common are:
Centipede – Recognizable by its many legs, brownish or reddish-brown coloring, and a body up to 2 inches, centipedes live in damp areas and eat other insects. House centipedes are one of the few types that come indoors to breed in basements and crawl spaces and can be told apart by their long legs. Because house centipedes look like giant, elongated spiders, and because they can bite, they are often quite a fright when you see them indoors.
Millipede – Although similar to centipedes, millipedes have two legs per body segment as opposed to the centipede’s one. Millipedes feed on decaying organic matter and are often up to 2 inches long and brown or black in color. They require moisture to survive, so they aren’t often found indoors unless in a damp basement or crawl space. During a millipede migration, thousands of millipedes can move as they seek out better conditions, commonly entering homes and buildings during this process by the hundreds.
Silverfish – Like the name suggests, silverfish are silver or shiny grey in color. They grow between ½ and 1 inch long. Their primary food source is molds and organic matter, though they can also eat through fabrics and paper. For this reason, it is important to learn how to get rid of silverfish. They are commonly found in attics, basements, and crawl spaces, as well as kitchens, bathrooms, and bookshelves.
Field Cricket – With the distinctive cricket chirp, field crickets are black or dark colored. They generally live outside in wooded areas, but will come into buildings seeking food and water or following light sources. Crickets can both fly and jump and they are able to get into homes through small cracks. They also eat fabric and carpet, so even one cricket can cause enough property damage to be a nuisance.
Pillbug – Also known as roly-polies, these bugs are known for their tendency to curl into a ball when feeling threatened. They generally live outside feeding on decaying organic matter, but can survive in basements or crawl spaces that have enough moisture, especially those with a leaking pipe. Pillbugs are grey and about ½ long.
Sowbugs – Similar in appearance and behavior to pillbugs, sowbugs have a more oval shaped body and cannot roll into a ball. Otherwise they follow the same patterns by feeding on organic matter and seeking out moist living environments if they do come inside.
Earwigs – These pests are commonly known as pincher bugs for the pincer-shaped protrusion. Though some are carnivorous, earwigs are not generally harmful for humans. They can cause significant damage to garden plants though. Earwigs live both indoors and outdoors in dark, damp spaces and are most active at night.
Along with these insects, other occasional pests can also make their way into homes. Though most of these pests do not harm people or pets, the presence of them in your home is still uncomfortable and prompt extermination is preferred.
An abundance of these pests might also lead to other pest problems. Spiders often collect in a home with an infestation of pests that provide a sustainable food source for them. Opossums, birds, bats, armadillos, and other wildlife eat insects as well, and may be drawn to your home if you have a pest problem. Unlike centipedes, earwigs, and the other occasional pests, spiders and wildlife can be dangerous for your home and family.
One Time Pest Control Services
An unexpected pest invasion can happen at almost any time. Even in the best maintained homes, any variety of pests many come inside or into a yard looking for food, safety, and moisture. Many can come through the smallest gaps and cracks that are easily missed and if they do find a home habitable, they can quickly take over. Though many of these pests aren’t dangerous, an infestation is still unpleasant and should be removed as soon as possible.
We treat for occasional pest infestations by first inspecting the property to determine the type of pest, the scale of the infestation, and the location. We develop a treatment plan that will target and eliminate the pest. The pesticides and solutions we use are the most innovative in the pest control world today, meaning they are safe and effective.
Seasonal and Ongoing Pest Control Services
Instead of waiting until you see an infestation, these pests can also be treated with seasonal pest control. For this solution, we visit your property quarterly or bimonthly to apply treatments that eliminate pests currently there and prevent additional pests from entering. We use long lasting pesticides that create a protective barrier that keeps pests out year around.
Ongoing pest control can prevent all of these occasional pests, and also works on more common seasonal pests like spiders, ants, fleas and ticks, and cockroaches. This way your property remains free of pests and you are never left to deal with an unwelcome infestation.
Who We Work With
Pest problems can happen at any property, yet we know that each will have different needs when it comes to pest control. That is why we offer an array of services that can be tailored to match your specific property and infestation. Our services include:
Residential Pest Control – The majority of our customers are homeowners, largely because single family homes are a prime environment for several types of pests. We also service apartments, condominiums, townhomes, and HOAs with one time or ongoing pest control.
Commercial Pest Control – When pest problems happen at your business, they can cause bad reviews, poor customer satisfaction, and more. We work with hotels, stores, restaurants, theaters, offices, and more. Discreet services and overnight scheduling makes it possible to receive service without customers being aware.
Industrial Pest Control – Large amounts of rarely disturbed space makes factories and warehouses ideal for pests. No matter the size and type of property, we have the solutions to eliminate pests.
At any property, we always use the treatment method that will be safest and the least invasive so that your daily routine or business is not unnecessarily interrupted.
Benefits of Choosing Nextgen Pest Solutions
Nextgen Pest Solutions has a unique approach to pest control. We use the advanced, scientifically proven techniques that are expected of the leading pest control companies and are continually updating and innovating our technology.
But we also are a community focused company. We treat each of our customers with personalized attention and make their comfort our priority. In addition, our mission is to employ and train veterans of the armed forces, so many of our exterminators are servicemen and women. The result of this approach is service that is:
No matter what pest issue you are dealing with – whether it is these less common pests, a full scale infestation, or a need for preventative care – Nextgen Pest Solutions has comprehensive services to meet your needs. Contact our live agents at any time to get a free, no obligation quote.
The services needed to handle occasional pests can vary widely. Ongoing pest control and one time extermination, the type of pest, the property – all of these will impact the pricing. To provide you with an estimate for your pest control decision, please give us a call.
Is Pest Control Safe for My Children and Pets?
Modern pesticides and techniques are extremely safe for adults, children, pets, and your home. Most of what we use is similar to table salt in the amount of harm it can cause and the habitats of these occasional pests means much of the control happens outdoors and in crawl spaces. There are very few situations with any of our services where any more toxic chemicals may be used, and in any of these situations we would explain the reasoning and process well beforehand.
How Can I Prevent Pests in My Home?
Many of these pests are attracted to moist spaces, so ensuring your basements and crawl spaces are dry can help prevent infestations. Check for leaking pipes and standing water. Seal up any cracks or gaps that insects can enter through and screen windows. Outdoors, don’t store wood piles close to the house and clear away yard debris as those are popular habitats for insects. Yet even with these steps, professional pest control is still the best way to keep pests out.
How Soon Can You Be Here?
We are available for same day and next service so that your pest problems can be handled fast. Depending on the pest, like with wildlife invasions, we do also have emergency services available 24 hours a day.
Can You Help with Other Pests Like Termites and Bed Bugs?
Yes. We are a full service pest company and have the treatments and skills to eliminate any type of pest. We offer control services for all common insects like termites, bed bugs, mosquitos, cockroaches, ants, and more. In addition, we also provide professional wildlife removal.
What Can I Do If I Still See Pests After Service?
Our services are guaranteed to have your home free of pests. If you still see pests after service, call us so that we can return to apply additional treatments.
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