Knowing When to Call Pest Control

Household pests can be more than just a mere annoyance. Some household pests can do serious damage to your home and even put your family in danger. Many household pests can also simply be unpleasant to live with. Be sure to know the signs of a pest problem. Insects like termites and ants can be small, but can create big problems. Know when to call pest control in New York City to take care of problems you might be having with household pests.

Termites

Termites can be a serious problem. Termites, while small, have the potential to do serious damage to your home. Termites can compromise the integrity of your home’s foundation and do a lot of damage to all areas of your home. Some people make the mistake of believing that termites only do damage to wood. While termites are known to eat through and build their colonies in wood, they are also capable of chewing through siding, stucco, insulation, drywall, and other household building materials. A lot of times the damage is internal so it is hard to discover until it has already become a serious problem. Keep a vigilant eye out for any signs of termite damage. In some cases, damage will look like water damage. If you spot what seems to be water damage in an area that is always dry, suspect termites immediately. Also look for wood that appears to be rotting or maze-like trails of dirt along your foundation. These are signs of termites.

Ants

Ants are probably the most common household pests. There are many different varieties of ants. Wood ants can do serious damage to your home if it is made mostly of wood. Woods ants are large and black and are fairly easy to identify. You want to take care of a wood ant problem immediately. Other common ants are asphalt ants which will take up residence around your foundation and driveway, and red ants that will nest in your lawn or flower bed. Red ants will bite and so can be uncomfortable neighbors. If ants find a food supply in the home, they will also begin to invade your living space. Ants can be difficult to get rid of, so you might want to consider calling pest control in New York City to take care of the problem.

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