Termites, roaches, and bed bugs are some of the most virulent and persistent pests around, and often the only people who can actually get rid of those infestations are pest control companies. You might wonder why it’s so hard to get rid of termites, bed bugs, and roaches, as well as how you can avoid having those little critters invade your home in the first place. Here are a few reasons these pests are so difficult to eliminate.
The Resilience of Cockroaches
Cockroaches are usually a couple of inches long and have six legs and a couple of antennae. Some cockroaches even have wings and can fly short distances (usually across a room where they scare the Dickens out of a home’s occupant).
Cockroaches are often seen in episodes that feature hoarders and horrifically unkempt houses, but they’re not solely a fixture in houses with poor housekeeping. Often, a cockroach will arrive inside a home because it’s found its way into a purse or an article of clothing and has hitchhiked its way into the house.
Cockroach infestations are especially difficult to treat because they have a habit of getting into hard-to-reach areas and are masters of hiding. They also reproduce at a furious rate and can survive many store-bought pesticides. A professional roach extermination company is often the only way to completely rid your home of cockroaches.
The Persistence of Bed Bugs
Bed bugs are seen as a problem in poor neighborhoods where there isn’t a lot of money available for pest control and regular cleaning, but they’re not just an issue in less well-off communities. Bed bugs can invade just about anywhere, and they’re able to set up a colony in any home, even if the residence is regularly cleaned and virtually spotless.
Like cockroaches, bed bugs are difficult to get rid of because they breed exceptionally fast, and the only way to get rid of them is often professional bed bug treatment. A single female bed bug will lay just one egg each day, but that one egg may turn into a tremendous number of bugs in a very short amount of time. Bed bugs also don’t have to eat all the time, so they can survive in your home even if there isn’t a readily available food source.
The Destruction of Termites
Termites have a history that stretches back hundreds of millions of years, and they’ve spent a lot of time becoming virtually impossible to completely eradicate. They’re found all over the country, and while they do perform some valuable services for the planet by breaking down rotted wood, they’re often the cause of catastrophic damage to houses and structures.
One of the reasons it’s hard to get rid of a termite infestation is because they’re often hard to spot until they’ve already taken over your house. By the time you start to see termites, you might already have a severe infestation that would require professional termite control and treatment.
Buzz Kill Pest Control Will Get Rid of Your Bugs
Are you facing a termite invasion? Have you noticed roaches in the kitchen? Are you concerned that you might have an infestation of bed bugs? The professionals of Buzz Kill Pest Control can help. Contact us today, so we can get started on your pest removal plan. We work with residential home and commercial building owners.