Bed bugs are travelers. Before moving into your mattress or settling down in your nightstand, they may have lived in a hotel, office, school or other place where people gather. Because bed bugs can attach themselves to clothes, furniture, luggage and even your pets, they can also hitch a ride in your car, rental vehicle, taxi or rideshare. This gives them easy access to anything you transport with you and a free ride to everywhere you go, including your home.
“Don't let the bed bugs bite." We've likely all heard the phrase before and probably didn't pay much attention to it when it was said. But there's a reason why this saying is so old and so well known: bed bugs have been around for a very long time. These pesky insects have recently seen a resurgence in population and now, it's more likely than ever that you or someone you know will eventually deal with some kind of bed bug infestation. Suddenly, that phrase takes on a whole new significance!
If you've spotted large, black ants in or near your house along with small piles of what looks like sawdust, there's a chance you may have wood ants. As their name might suggest, wood ants — also called carpenter ants — can cause structural damage to wooden parts of your home.
Bed bugs are tiny pests that love to hide in furniture and other common areas. In recent years, bed bugs have gone from living in obscurity to taking center stage in the United States. But you don't just find them in your home — you can also encounter them while traveling. Learn how to check for bed bugs while traveling and what to do if you find them.
Termites are one household pest that every homeowner dreads. Termites in homes are responsible for billions of dollars in property damage each year and, if you don't catch them early, they can infest your entire house, likely requiring extensive and costly repairs.