While your first thought is to squish or otherwise kill any bugs you see around the house, in the house or in your flower beds, you should hold that thought for a minute. Or three. Most bugs are not dangerous to humans, and many are beneficial to plants. According to Colleen Golden, a senior horticulturist at Atlanta Botanical Gardens, up to 90 percent of the bugs you find around your home are beneficial.
While many insects are beneficial to the environment, some are just complete pests, especially if you are trying to enjoy some outdoor time with family and friends. A backyard pest could ruin an otherwise perfect outdoor gathering.
Spring is the time for flowers, nice weather, working on your landscaping and bugs, including termites. The most common termites are subterranean, and are difficult to find. Look for mud tubes and wings for signs of termites. Mud tubes are generally found on the foundation. Since the termites don't walk on the ground, this is how they get from their den to their food source – your house.
For over 30 years, The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) has celebrated April as National Pest Management Month to raise awareness of the issues that pests create in our homes. Not only do they chew through wiring, which causes a fire hazard, and chew holes in your walls, but their waste is a health hazard. Some pests may spread Lyme disease and West Nile virus, among other illnesses.
If you notice signs of pests in your home, whether they are cockroaches, mice, spiders or other pests, you'll need to get the problem under control. However, once you notice these critters, there may already be an infestation, especially if it's cockroaches. Roaches are nocturnal, so if you see them during the daytime, their hiding places are overcrowded or they are running out of food and water.
You might think mice are cute, but having mice that are not pets in your home could be dangerous. Not only are the health effects for humans bad but the mice could chew through wiring; and this could cause a fire. So, what are the health effects for humans with mice in house
When you want to get rid of cockroaches, you should contact an exterminator, such as Clint Miller Exterminating. However, to prevent cockroach infestation again, you'll have to take several steps – some daily, some monthly and some every 60 to 90 days.