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Professional Occasional Invader Extermination In Santa Monica!
Are you familiar with the insect classification “occasional invader”? Most Santa Monica residents are familiar with pest infestations, but nothing more or nothing less. Occasional invaders are exactly as their name entails, they are insect species that invade residential and commercial buildings on occasion. Unfortunately, there is no possible way to determine when or where an occasional invader will attack. The only way to keep your home and family safe is to be prepared at all times.
Occasional invaders are possible through small openings around door and window frames, crawlspace vents, air conditioner ducts, and thresholds.
Insect species that fit the occasional invader classification include the following:
Why Is My Home Being Overtaken By Occasional Invaders?
Occasional invaders infiltrate homes accidentally and intentionally. For example, the ladybug, beetle, stinkbug, and box elder bug “boxelder bug” invades homes to avoid spending the winter outdoors. These overwintering pests spend the entire winter season in a dormant state that allows them to survive on nutrients from their stored fat.
Do Occasional Invaders Transmit Parasites And/Or Diseases?
No, but some occasional invaders have been linked to foodborne illnesses. These include the cluster fly, beetle, and ladybug. These insects feed on contaminated food that later ends up in a family’s food supply, resulting in foodborne illness.
Some occasional invader insects also pose danger to potted plants.
Then there is the spider, which consists of both venomous and non-venomous. Venomous spiders pose a health risk to humans and pets. Venomous spider bites cause a series of symptoms, ranging from mild to severe. The symptoms include redness, edema (swelling), shortness of breath, profuse sweating, discomfort, headache, nausea, vomiting, fever, hypertension (high blood pressure), and swollen lymph nodes.
What Pest Management Strategy Do Experts Recommend For Occasional Invaders?
Most exterminators recommend professional pest control because it is diverse, can be customized, and efficient. Occasional invaders utilize exterior-to-interior gaps to infiltrate residential and commercial buildings. Once inside the home, the occasional invader will settle in or initiate a search for an exit point.
Our exterminators are fully trained to help you combat your occasional invader inspection. We will sit down with you and your family to go over the pest management process. The exterminator will provide you with several treatment options for you to choose from.
Regardless of the severity level, professional pest management is guaranteed to offer 100 percent effectiveness.
When Will The Exterminator Arrive At My Santa Monica Home To Perform The Occasional Invader Inspection?
We can have your occasional invader inspection request processed in 24 or 48 hours. Once the processing is complete, a member of our qualified pest control team will reach out to you regarding an appointment. We recommend checking your schedule to determine the best time to perform the inspection, which takes between 1-1/2 and 4 hours.
Are Occasional Invader Extermination Products Dangerous?
They are when the handler fails to heed the manufacturer’s recommendations. Our exterminators not only heed the manufacturer’s recommendations, but also the guidelines developed by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Our pest control products are all EPA-approved, meaning they are safe when applied per the manufacturer’s recommendations.
What Steps Do I Need To Take To Fight Against Repeat Occasional Invader Infestations?
Preventing a repeat occasional invader infestation is never easy. But, with the tips provided below, the process is guaranteed to go smoother.
- Develop a cleaning schedule for your kitchen
- Develop a non-refrigerated storage system utilizing glass containers with lids
- Utilize a waterproof sealant (caulk or silicone) to fill in openings that can become occasional invader access points into your home
- Repair or replaced damaged plumbing pipes and faucets
- Correct humidity in the basement, crawlspace, and kitchen by installing dehumidifiers and vents to improve circulation
- Inspect all supermarket and retail bags immediately after they enter the home
Last, but not least, we recommend reaching out to our extermination team in Santa Monica. Our prices are competitive with other local exterminators.