Pests: What’s Lurking in Your Home?

pests lurking in your homeDo you like to think your home is pest free? It might be time to think again. In fact, summertime is one of the most popular times of year for infestations.

Here’s a look at some of the most common pest concerns for homeowners in the U.S. right now, according to a recent infographic on www.homeadvisor.com:

  • Detectable levels of cockroach allergens can be found in 63 percent of all U.S. homes.
  • Bed bugs can lay up to 500 eggs in a lifetime.
  • Ants are the number one nuisance pest in the U.S.
  • Nearly 54 percent of homeowners have used a pest control service to keep or remove pests from their home in recent years.

The key thing to remember: being proactive and keeping your home free of pests can save you from the cost and hassle of repairing the damage they cause, as well as the possible risks they can bring to your family’s health.

Pests Specific to the Southwest

In Arizona, some of the most common household pests are scorpions and spiders, however, there are also many other pests found in Southwestern homes. There are numerous varieties of spiders in Arizona, including the Black Widow and Brown Recluse — two of the most dangerous and poisonous found anywhere in the world. And just like some of the many spider species found in Arizona, scorpions are also very dangerous.

Keeping homes pest-free can be easy and doesn’t have to be expensive. Additionally, basic housekeeping and maintenance practices can reduce the attraction of your home to pests.

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Jim Weisman (687 Posts)

Jim Weisman founded RW Remodeling in 2011 after co-founding Republic West in 1995. Jim’s strong belief in the importance of ethical standards, honest communication and quality work make RW Remodeling a unique home remodeling company. For more than 19 years, Jim Weisman and his team have been proudly delivering what their customers want; their dream home.