PEST FACTS FROM OUR TEAM OF EXPERTS.
After more than 85 years fighting termites and pests, no one knows the enemy like we do. With tips, facts and more below, find helpful and need-to-know information on whatever pest you’re researching.
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BED BUG PEST FACTS.
Bed bugs are year-round pests, but an increase in travel during warm-weather months means greater visibility of these irritating critters.
Our famous “Top 15 Most Infested Cities” is released each year at the start of summer travel season to warn travelers about bed bug infestations and offer tips for prevention.
RODENT PEST FACTS.
Each year, rodents invade more than 21 million American homes. In addition to eating the contents of homeowners’ kitchens, these pests are considered fire hazards for their habit of gnawing on electrical wiring. Rodents are also known to carry diseases.
BOX ELDER BUG PEST FACTS.
Box elder bugs seek warm shelter during the winter inside homes’ walls. Often, they wander around and end up inside homes where they can be a nuisance to homeowners.
STINK BUG PEST FACTS.
Stink bugs seek warm spaces to survive winter and, once inside, tend to stay. Stink bugs are known for their noxious odor, often released when homeowners try to vacuum them away.
ANT PEST FACTS.
Ants are the number one nuisance pest in the United States. They have numerous ways of gaining entry to homes, including crawling through small exterior openings or by scaling vegetation next to exterior walls.
COCKROACH PEST FACTS.
Cockroaches can gain entry into homes many ways, including being carried in on groceries or crawling through small exterior cracks. Cockroaches spread disease and bacteria and are a serious threat to human health.
MOSQUITO PEST FACTS.
Mosquitoes are annoying for most, but can mean deadly diseases for some. We offer mosquito control service as well as products to prevent mosquitoes from ruining outdoor activities throughout the spring and summer.
TERMITE PEST FACTS.
Termites are year-round pests that swarm in the spring. Terminix advises homeowners to have a professional termite inspection annually.
Termites infest 1 in 22 homes each year.1 The average cost per home for treatments and damage repairs is $8,184 and homeowners’ insurance rarely covers the damage.2