When was the last time you went down to your basement? Do you know what is living down there? At Raven Termite and Pest Control, our technicians have stunned many customers by finding unwanted six-legged guests squatting in their basements. We call these dirty, creepy-crawly invaders “basement bugs”. Do you need expert pest control in White Marsh? Read on to learn more…
The Bug Everybody Loves to Hate–Cockroaches
Nothing is more disgusting than seeing a cockroach, let alone a dozen of them scurrying across your basement walls. Cockroaches can squeeze through cracks less than 1/4 of an inch in size and travel easily underground. Roaches loves basements regardless of their cleanliness or dryness because basements are typically dark, quiet and undisturbed.
If you have cardboard boxes, old furniture, books and just about anything else to chew on, roaches can live rent-free in your basement. In fact, when food is scarce, roaches have no qualms about eating their young! Additionally, roaches leave behind shed skin and fecal droppings known to trigger allergies, asthma and respiratory problems in children and seniors.
Pest Control in White Marsh Launches a Full-Scale Attack Against Termites
Even tinier than cockroaches, termites can destroy a home’s foundation and inner woodwork within one year of an initial infestation. Termites love the dark dankness of basements, creating colonies of millions of other voracious termites in no time. They feed on anything made of wood, paper or cellulose. Furniture with wood frames or valuable paper documents kept in basements are vulnerable to termite appetites once they find their way into home and basement.
Centipedes and Silverfish
Two genuine creepy-crawlies that thrive in dark, cool, slightly moist places are centipedes and silverfish. Silverfish don’t look like fish. Instead, they resemble fat centipedes with only six legs and long antennas. Slithering quickly over surfaces and disappearing into the tiniest of cracks, silverfish don’t carry diseases but may trigger allergic responses from sensitive people. Centipedes may bite when disturbed and cause serious skin irritations.
Contact Raven Termite and Pest Control Today
Just because you don’t see bugs in your basement doesn’t mean you have a bug-free basement. Preventative pest control in White Marsh is the best way to ensure you and your family aren’t sharing your home with dirty, biting basement bugs. Contact us today for a free estimate.