Occasional invaders are insects and arthropods that sporadically enter your home throughout the year. They typically live and reproduce outside but invade your home when indoor conditions are more accommodating. Their largest common problem is being a nuisance! They can bite, pinch, eat your houseplants, damage fabrics, cause stains and create foul odors.
Keeping pests out is the first step to prevent occasional invaders. Caulking and sealing around entry points, such as windows and doors, is a great place to start. Inspect the leaves of houseplants for signs of infestation. And vacuum often. Did you know that dead bodies of insects attract other pests to feed on them, and the bodies, shed skin and secretions that can cause allergic reactions and trigger asthma?
HomeTeam can provide a thorough inspection of your home’s perimeter and help identify entry points and suggest a pest management plan to keep your home pest-free year round.
The reddish brown, wingless insects are about the size of an apple seed.
Easy to identify by their wormlike bodies, slender antennae and pairs of legs on most of their body segments.
Cockroaches are typically dark brown in color and as long as 1½-inches in length.
Oh that unmistakable sound... a cricket is hiding somewhere!
Fleas are small, reddish-brown, wingless insects that feed on the blood of humans and animals.
Grasshoppers are known for their long hind legs which they use to make a chirping sound.
June bugs get their name from the time of year they emerge from the ground. They are blackish or reddish brown in color.
The ladybug is also known as 'ladybird' or 'lady beetle' and is typically 7 millimeters in size.
Moths are known for their distinctive pair of wings, which are drab in color and typically resemble earth tones like brown, white, gray or black.