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Exactly What Are Occasional Invaders?
Would you say that occasional invaders are bugs occasionally found on the property? If so, you are right. That’s what these guys are, showing you that you can learn a lot just from knowing the name of the bug you are dealing with. That being said, occasional invaders are unique because they are not just one set of insects. Occasional invaders can be made up of a variety of insects. They usually find themselves on your property seeking shelter, warmth, food, water, or they might just simply be passing through. Either way, you don’t want them hanging out for too long. If you want to learn how to get rid of them, you are first going to have to learn how to identify them. Here is a list of bugs that could potentially be classified as occasional invaders:
Unfortunately, knowing the pests that make up the occasional invaders classification isn’t enough. It’s just the start, and here are some other pertinent things that’ll help you along your way:
- Showers and tubs will be common sheltering ground for the centipede
- Earwigs are highly drawn to moisturized areas
- You’ll also hear these critters referred to as Roly Polies and Doodle Bugs
- A silverfish only eats bad carbohydrates like sugars and starches
Why Are Occasional Invaders On My Property?
When it comes right down to it, occasional invaders aren’t all that much different than other pests you’ll encounter in Washington DC. Meaning they need three essentials to survive. These essentials would be shelter, food, and water. This is likely why they are on the property, but they could just be passing through.
What Threats Do Occasional Invaders Pose?
Just about every occasional invader you’ll come across in Washington DC isn’t dangerous. This is because they don’t pose you any physical harm. They don’t even pose your property any threat, as they don’t eat wood. This is not to say that they won’t get into your food products because this is a real possibility. Some other interesting things to note is, these guys don’t reproduce in the home and many would consider them helpful insects, as they tend to feed on other insects. Regardless, no one wants these guys hanging around their property. Especially not if you are trying to run a business.
While they might not be a physical threat, they can be physically imposing. Some people are so scared of the sight of them they are scared in the opposite directions.
How To Eliminate Occasional Invaders
Given the cost and complexities of pest control, it only makes sense that property owners would first try the task themselves. Pest management can be expensive and it can sometimes take weeks before help shows up. If this was the case, I’d properly try eliminating the critters myself. All that aside, occasional invaders can be extremely difficult to eliminate from the property. This is because they usually don’t build nests in the home.
With no nest to get them drawn or attached to the area, they can just easily pack up and move at the drop of a hat. This is why it is best to stop the problem before it becomes a problem, but this is a quite difficult task as well. Most people don’t even know they have a problem until it’s a full-blown, major problem. You can simply vacuum these critters up and dispose of them in properly sealed bags. Be sure to locate the garbage cans sufficiently enough away from the property and seal them so they cannot escape.
When Will You Get Here?
Pest management can be extremely tricky. This is especially true in Washington DC with all the unique properties of the area. Because of the unique properties of the area, we stay extremely busy all year around. However, that doesn’t mean we aren’t willing to do what needs to be done to get the job done. This is part of the reason we stay so busy. That all being said, we are more than willing to accommodate you. All you have to do is give our office a ring and we’ll get an assessor over to the property with the next 24 to 48 hours. We do, however, offer emergency services for those in need. If you have a problem that needs immediate attention, feel free to give us a call!
Is Treatment Safe?
When it comes to occasional invader elimination, there is simply no better solution than chemicals and pesticides. These products have been tried, tested, and proven over the years. We’ve used commercial-grade pesticides and chemicals to eliminate occasional invaders for a number of years. We will continue to use them because they are so effective. However, we do have to recognize these products are dangerous. This is why we are always looking for safer alternatives. We now offer a variety of eco-friendly solutions.
They might not be as effective, but they are much safer for your family, the environment, and your property. We always try to offer these solutions whenever possible. With all this in mind, we always take the utmost care when administering pesticides. We only use techs with the experience and know-how to utilize these chemicals in the safest and most effective ways.
How To Prevent Occasional Invaders From Getting In My Property
As with most insects and pests, it is always best to prevent the problem before it becomes a problem. While this is nearly impossible, we aren’t going to tell you there aren’t things you can’t do. There are things you can do, and you should do them because just a little bit can go a long, long way. Here are some potential steps you can take to possibly prevent future invasions of occasional invaders:
- Always maintain an orderly and clean kitchen and pantry area
- Keep your garbage areas clean and properly sealed
- Keep your garbage cans sufficiently located away from the home
- Deal with water leaks and excess moisture immediately (Mold and mildew are signs of moisture problems)
- Seal cracks, crevices, and unnecessary openings leading into the home
- Always properly inspect your food packages before mixing them (New and old. Never assume new products aren’t infected)