We’ve debunked common myths about house pests and profiled the “usual suspects” when it comes to basement pest infestations. But today, we’re answering another common question exterminators are often asked: What are the worst pests in Georgia?
While there are several ways to approach this question, we’re going to share our take from a residential pest control perspective, i.e. keeping pests out of private homes, as opposed to pests that damage crops, invasive species, etc. Ready to get the down low on these uninvited guests?
Reasons to Schedule Pest Control ASAP
Bed bugs don’t spread disease or cause property damage the way some other pests do, but they can be extremely difficult to get rid of once they’ve infiltrated your home. They bite, causing itchy red bumps for some people, but the stigma of a bed bug infestation is arguably the worst part. Because evidence of their presence is often hidden under mattresses or sofa cushions, it’s easy to carry bed bugs home with you from a hotel or vacation rental without even knowing it.
Due to their quick and prolific reproduction cycle, it’s important to act quickly if you discover bed bugs in your home. At Progressive Pest Control, we can help you exterminate bed bugs with the most effective pest control strategies available.
If you see an actual termite in your home, chances are there are hundreds more wreaking havoc somewhere less visible. These destructive pests can cause massive property damage if left to their own devices. Fortunately termite infestations are very treatable once you have a professional on the case. If you’re buying or selling a home, give us a call to discuss our termite inspection services and get a Wood Infestation Inspection Report (WIIR).
Fleas & Ticks
If you spend time outdoors, or have animals that go outside, you will probably experience the nuisance of fleas and ticks at some point. Flea treatment is another one of our residential pest control services that is in high demand in Northeast Atlanta. Both fleas and ticks can spread serious diseases to humans and animals, so it’s important to respond ASAP if you discover either of these pests in your home!
Of course, these are just a few of the common pests found in Atlanta homes; if you see evidence of any pest, from cockroaches to rats, it’s important to get professional pest control assistance as soon as possible. Contact us to get a quote on our residential pest control services!