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You're starting to see them. The spiders and bugs that, now that it's warm, have started to crawl into the open.
Carolina Pest Management has 75 years in the pest control business and knows how to spot and manage all types of bugs. They visited WBTV News Sunday Morning to share their advice and their information follows:
What types of pests can be hidden in a person's home without them knowing?
What are signs of hidden termite infestations? How should people react to and treat them?
Mud tubes near foundation of home
Lines/ripples in wood or baseboard areas, or walls
Recommend calling a professional out to take a look to verify if there are termites.
What are signs of bed bug infestations? How should people react to and treat them?
See drops of blood on sheets
Notice something biting them while sleeping (not always the case)
May see bed bug "skins" where they have molted or feces (small black dots)
Call a professional out to evaluate
What are signs of cock roach infestations? How should people react to and treat them?
May notice their droppings in corners
May see live roaches at night
Make sure all food is sealed up and all harborage areas are cleaned out. Call a professional to evaluate
Why should people be concerned about these infestations?
Health concerns- roaches and bedbugs are health concerns for different reasons but need to be addressed promptly as they can multiply quickly
Structural issues-termites can cause extensive structural damage if left untreated
What are steps that people can take to prevent these infestations?
Termites-Annual inspections, keeping wood away from the ground, reduce moisture near the home
Bed bug-Be careful when traveling and unpacking, inspect any used furniture
Cock roach – Keep home as clean as possible, reduce harborage areas, reduce clutter
Why should people contact a pest management company instead of treating it themselves?
Most pests are very difficult and expensive to treat on your own. Homeowners are not usually equipped with tools to properly do a treatment and may not know what to look for or mix products correctly. Professionals have gone through extensive training on the products we use and the insects we have in our area so you know that the correct type of treatment is being done.