Common Connecticut Pests - EcoChoice Pest Control Education
All mice need is an opening the diameter of a number 2 pencil to get in and set up shop. Once in, rodents can contaminate food, carry parasites and other insects. Deer mice droppings can carry the serious Hantavirus. Mice have been known to gnaw though electrical wires causing severe damage.
Roaches are some of the best breeders on earth. A single roach can produce 35,000 offspring in one year. Roaches not only contaminate food, they are one of the leading causes of Asthma attacks in children and the elderly.
Ants are always looking for a way into your home. When they get in they nest in the most inconvenient areas of your home. Carpenter ants can cause severe damage in a very short period of time.
Flies are one of the leading carriers and spreaders of bacteria and can contaminate your diner in a short time. Bees & wasps have painful stings that can be fatal to some.
Indian meal moths, beetles and weevils are becoming more common with the increase of natural foods and grains. They can chew through boxes and bagged goods.
Spiders live in dark protected corners of your home such as closets, basements and attics. Although most spiders are harmless, some spider bites can cause rashes, bumps and may even require medical attention.
Bed bugs had been gone for nearly a half-century but have come back stronger than ever. They love to nest in bed frames, box springs, night stands and under baseboards. Bedbugs are great hitchhikers and can travel long distances without eating. Their bites can cause red welts that become itchy.
Also waiting in the wings are…
Crickets, earwigs, ground beetles, centipedes, millipedes and silverfish. These critters are attracted to moisture and dark areas such as attics and basements.