Hardly anyone likes bugs. Aside from being merely annoying, they bite us, destroy our homes, and can cause disease. There are 10 quintillion bugs on planet Earth … that’s 1.5 billion bugs per every living human being. We’re most likely to encounter them outside in the summer, but bugs can invade our homes any time of year.
Why Do They Bug Us So Much?
If bugs kept their distance and left us alone, we would be able to better tolerate their existence. Unlike most creatures in the wild who tend to stay away from any human contact, bugs invade our yards and homes, having no regard for humans’ personal space. We find them in our food, in our beds, and on our bodies where they can adversely affect our health, our feeling of well-being, and the structural integrity of our homes.
Top 5 Bugs That Are The Ultimate Summer Buzzkill
- Termites are every homeowner’s nightmare. These tiny terrors are hard to detect and most often only discovered when the damage they’ve done to your home becomes all too evident. They get away with causing billions of dollars in property damage in the United States every year.
- Bed bugs are on the rise across the nation, leaving every homeowner in fear of an infestation. They are the ultimate hitchhiker and can be picked up on buses, in stores and doctor’s offices, and while on vacation. Not a sign of poor hygiene or housekeeping, these bug bites leave small welts that can become infected and can cause severe allergic reactions as well.
- Cockroaches can contaminate food, cause allergic reactions, and cause diseases. In urban areas, they are known to be one of the main causes of asthma. They come into homes to look for food and water and reproduce quickly, leaving homeowners with a serious roach problem in the blink of an eye.
- Spiders are terrifying to most people whether or not they are a danger to us. Species like the black widow, brown widow and recluse are biters that can cause serious harm when lurking in the dark corners of your yard, attic, and basement.
- Bees and wasps can ruin summertime outdoor activities. Those allergic to bee stings are especially in danger. Some bees are more aggressive than others and some can also sting multiple times. Often their nests are in hard to reach places, such as within walls or in attics.
How to Bite Back at Pests
All of these top five bugs put you, your family, and your home at risk. Often, homeowner eradication methods only lessen the problem, leaving the infestation to grow worse again over time. A free inspection by Ecola can reveal a bug infestation before significant damage has occurred or anyone’s health is at risk. Give Ecola a call at 800 471-BUGS (2847) to schedule your free inspection.