Fruit Flies are culprits that like to live and breed in your drain pipes as they live on the waste that has been put down your sink. The waste in your drain along with the water provides a breeding ground for them to multiply as they have a constant source of food. Not only do they survive in your drain, but they can also lay eggs and survive in trash cans and other common areas. They also like to lay eggs on overripened fruit and vegetables. If you have these laying around, dispose of them properly.
Different types of diseases can be transported by mosquitoes, the West Nile Virus is one of them. A female will get her nourishment from human blood and will need this to deliver fertile eggs. She loves to lay her eggs in standing water, such as garden buckets, children’s swimming pools, and puddles around your home or business. The female mosquito will also gather its food from the nectar in plants. Nectar is the main source of food for male mosquitoes. The best way to keep mosquitoes out of your home or business is to make sure you have a screen on your doors and windows, and make sure there is not standing water around the premises.
Ticks flourish in humid and moist conditions especially when the humidity is extremely high. They enter the home by attaching themselves to your clothing or to your pet. If you’re a deer hunter, it’s important to remove your clothing outside as ticks attach themselves to the deer. A tick will lay its eggs almost anywhere including your carpet and furniture. Hiring a professional exterminator will help eliminate the ticks, giving you peace of mind.
Carpenter Ants, Fire Ants, and Sugar Ants; all appear differently, and all create a different colony. Carpenter ants are attracted to meats and sugary foods like jelly and honey. They will colonize within the wood by creating a tunnel, however, they will not eat the wood as termites do, they will dispose of it, leaving a trail that looks like sawdust. Fire ants resemble their name as their bite is painful, causing a sting with their bite.
Termites cause billions of dollars worth of damage to homes each year as they eat the wood that the home is built with. The damage is not noticed immediately, but over time the damage will compromise the overall structure of the home. Not only do they eat wood, but they can also damage your insulation. It’s important to make sure termite damage is listed on your homeowners insurance policy. If not, if termites happen to damage the structure of your home, it will be a total loss.
There are several thousand types of fleas, however only one type can live on a human, and most likely it will live in the hair as it is warm blooded. Fleas will usually transfer from the family pet to the human as they lay their eggs on your couch, bedding, and flooring. A female flea will lay up to 50 eggs in a day. These fleas have a life cycle of up to 200 days. Inspecting your home and treating it for fleas should be done by a professional.