Pests: What’s Lurking in Your Home?

Pests: What’s Lurking in Your Home?Do 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.

At Republic West Remodeling, we respect your time, your budget and we care about your home. Contact us today for the highest quality luxury home remodeling services. We proudly serve Scottsdale, Phoenix and the Phoenix Metro area. Call (480) 428-2695 for your free consultation or contact us online.

Scott Wallace Scott Wallace (755 Posts)

Scott Wallace has a passion for design and architecture. He founded Habitat Renovations as an offshoot of his two furniture store businesses, Thingz Contemporary Living and Boulevard Urban Living, with the goal of providing a broader range of design and construction services to his clientele. Scott and his wife Susie have been serving homeowners in the Scottsdale and Phoenix area for 15 years. Habitat Renovations merged with Republic West Remodeling in January of 2019.


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