The Tuscaloosa area is home to a number of pests, and ones like bed bugs, rodents and mosquitoes can be especially disruptive here and throughout the South. These and other pests can cause annoying itches as well as transmit diseases to food or drinks you consume or directly to you through body contact. Fortunately, you can use Bad Bugs Pest Control to limit your interactions with these insects and small animals and ensure that your life and those of your loved ones are as hassle-free and safe as possible.
Bed Bug Control
These pests, which are about 0.15 inches long, flat and oval-shaped, are particularly skilled at hitching rides on things that you or others bring into your home. They often hop into suitcases, bags and furniture. Once in their new home – yours – they will usually use another of their skills, keeping out of sight during the day and living close to a food source such as you or other people or animals. Oftentimes, this is in fact a bed, but it can also include a couch or chair. When they are getting their meal, which usually lasts about 10 minutes, the host normally cannot tell. However, that often changes afterwards as welts, swelling and itching occurs in many cases. Some even develop a serious allergic reaction.
Rats and mice, which are generally brown, gray or white, have large ears relative to their body size, long tails, are about 5-15 inches long and have body structures that allow them to squeeze through holes that at first glance would appear way too small for them. For that reason, you will want to ensure that all holes and other entrance ways to your home are sealed. Bad Bugs Pest Control can help with that. Once inside, they can breed quite quickly, causing a nominal problem to become a rather serious one in a short time period. They can transmit diseases to surfaces they traverse and food they come across. Although they tend to not bite unless cornered or threatened, note that being bitten can be especially dangerous. Fortunately, rodents are rarely infected with rabies, but they can still transmit other serious diseases.
These insects are about 1/3 of an inch long and have slender bodies, long legs and a pair of wings. They draw blood from a variety of animals, including people. Males tend to live for about a week while females can live up to two months under ideal conditions. Only the females bite as they use the blood to help develop her eggs. They can enter homes through holes in screens and, of course, doors or windows that were opened, even just long enough to let yourself in. Do make sure to limit their access, however, by covering any holes or other places where they can enter in significant numbers. Mosquitoes can be dangerous as they often transmit diseases such as malaria, West Nile virus and, more recently, the Zika virus.
If you have issues with any of these pests or any others, make sure to contact Bad Bugs Pest Control, and we will ensure that your home will be pest-free. Also note that a small problem can quickly explode into a major one, so ensure that any major issues are nipped in the bud.