It’s not unusual to see the occasional insect inside your home. However, if you’re seeing them around every corner, you may have an infestation on your hands, which means you’ll need professional pest control services to free your home of the nuisance. The expert exterminators at Tabor Pest Control in Dothan, AL, understand how confusing it may be to determine what type of pest infestation you may have, so below, they discuss a few of the most common types.

4 Types of Common Pest Infestations

1. Bedbugs

 Bedbugs are tiny, nocturnal, and feed on human blood, which is why they are often found in hotels, houses, and dormitories. They prefer dark places like mattress seams, headboards, and behind walls. Bedbugs are usually transported from place to place by hitchhiking on items like clothing and luggage, and they will quickly multiply once they fall off.

2. Ants

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Many homeowners don’t expect to get an infestation of ants, but it does happen. It’s usually the result of poor sanitation habits such as leaving dirty dishes in the sink or crumbs on the floor for extended periods. Ants forage for food, so once they enter a home and find a food source, they can quickly establish colonies in the walls, under the foundation, or in lawns. Since ants carry bacteria on their bodies, they can contaminate food, so getting proper pest control is key to keeping them out of your house and your food safe.

3. Termites

These insects can cause extensive damages to your home. They feast on wood 24 hours a day, which can leave devastating results on your house if left untreated by qualified pest control experts. These pale-colored insects are typically half an inch long and can hide in your home or yard without showing immediate signs of trouble. If you notice any swarms of winged insects, hollow wood in or around your house, or cracked paint on your walls, you may have a termite infestation. 

4. Spiders

These arachnids will enter your home through cracks under windows, doors, or other small openings to your house. They can also gain accidental entry by hitching a ride on plants, clothing, or firewood. They often come indoors to look for mates, food, or warmth. Most spiders pose little to no threat to humans. However, some species, like the brown recluse, are venomous.

If you think you have an infestation on your property, don’t hesitate to contact the professionals at Tabor Pest Control. No job is too big or too small. Serving Dale, Henry, and Houston counties, they’ll free your home of all types of infestations, including rodents, wasps, termites, and bedbugs. To schedule a free estimate, call (334) 793-7471 or visit them online today.