A Guide to Spooky Pests
It’s normal to see spiders, bats, and other creepy pests invade your doorstep on Halloween in the form of trick-or-treaters or spooky decorations. But homeowners need to also be on the lookout for real-life pests this fall!
Here are a few simple tips to prevent pests from turning your home into a haunted house!
Rats are some of the most reviled pests! Their strange, hairy appearance and disease spreading make them quite the enemy. They are nocturnal and can be found nesting in a variety of places; piles of garbage or undisturbed areas in the basement. Rats can fit into a small hole, roughly the size of a quarter. Finding access isn’t that hard. Once they are inside, they can spread disease by contaminating food or put your home at risk for fires because of their love for gnawing on electrical wires.
For centuries, bats have caused people to fear them especially because of their association with vampires and haunted houses. They are nocturnal mammals and roost in dark areas of buildings like attics, belfries and under fascia boards. They fly from their secluded nests at dusk to get food and will return just before daylight. Bats carry rabies, which if left untreated, can be fatal. AZ Carefree Pest Control
Seeing spiders crawling on the wall can frighten anyone, especially around Halloween! Spiders often get a bad rap, but only a few species found in the US are dangerous. Homeowners should be aware of the brown recluse spider, the black widow spider and the hobo spider. These spiders are known to administer a painful bite when disturbed or threatened. AZ Carefree Pest Control
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