Common pests in Hixson and Chattanooga, TN
The Terminix branch in Hixson, Tennessee has a staff of experienced pest specialists who are well-versed in the pest problems that plague the local community and the nearby bustling city of Chattanooga. We're residents of the region as well, so we know it well. In the Hixson and Chattanooga, TN, we are familiar with the difficulties posed by ants, subterranean termites, spiders, rats, roaches and other pests. In addition, we are backed by a nationwide network of experts.
Some pests can be very active during all hours of the day during spring, summer, and fall. This is a result of the region's warm temperatures at all times of the day. Other species of pests are just as active in the winter months. The following are some of the common pests found in Chattanooga and Hixson:
Bed bugs are unknowingly brought into homes when they crawl onto you or your belongings in a public location. They can also be brought in through used furniture, mattresses, box springs and may migrate through walls and floors in areas that share an adjoining wall – such as townhomes, apartments, or hotel rooms.
Termites can be damaging when they infest your property, since they can cause considerable damage to homes and other wooden structures. They chew tunnels through wood, often leaving the exterior intact while the interior is riddled with destructive tunnels. Homeowners usually only detect a termite infestation after the termites' damage is observed. Once wood has received significant damage, you may see termite swarms or mud tubes. The damage they cause can be considerable and often expensive to repair. For this reason, it's important to consider scheduling an annual termite inspection to find them sooner rather than later.
Most infestations of ladybugs (multicolored Asian lady beetles) arise in homes or on properties without annual pest control services. These insects may hunt for tiny cracks to enter your wall voids or make their way in through unsealed windows. Seeking warmth and shelter, after gaining entry into your home, they may stay to hibernate for the winter.
Urbanization can lead to a reduction in food, water and shelter habitats for wildlife. As a result, we see a growing number of human and wildlife encounters. As a result, some wildlife attempt to relocate and find suitable habitats elsewhere. Populations of possums, coyotes, foxes and skunks, and raccoons have become more commonplace as a result of urbanization. These pests can cause problems around your home.