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The occasional invader is a pest that intermittently invades residential and commercial buildings. In other words, it is rare for an occasional invader to access a home or business. When the occasional invader does invade the human living space, it is accidental. During a search for food, water, or shelter, the occasional invader will sometimes find itself inside the human habitat.
What are some examples of an occasional invader? Find the answer by reading the content provided in the article below:
Why Did I Find An Occasional Invader In My Home?
As previously mentioned, occasional invaders do not set out with the intention of invading homes. One day, they go out foraging for food or shelter and just happen to find an access point into your home. The insect enters homes through open doors and windows, insecure crawlspace vents, damaged siding, vulnerable entrance door thresholds, and public utility passages.
Do Occasional Invaders Carry Diseases?
Most occasional invader species are perfectly harmless. The stinkbug, centipede, earwig, ladybug, and cricket are just a few examples. The spider, on the other hand, is a venomous arthropod that spreads poison to humans and pets through bites. While all spiders are venomous, some are more poisonous than others.
Some beetle species meet the criteria to be classified as a pantry pest, a pest that feeds on food products stored in pantries. There is minimal risk of pantry pest beetles, such as the saw-toothed beetle to spread disease to humans. While the pantry pest beetle is not diseased, it can spread harmful contaminants to humans through food. The insects pick up contaminants on their body and feet, dropping them into your food during feedings. This is why it is crucial to avoid eating compromised food products.
How Can I Safely Eradicate Occasional Invaders?
Occasional invaders do not mean to invade your home. So, the species is not something you should be overly concerned about. In addition to this, most insect species that fall under the occasional invader classification are harmless.
We suggest a visual inspection of your home. Through a thorough inspection by our pest control experts, we can determine the severity of your occasional invader problem. We will work with you to determine the best treatment strategy to ensure full effectiveness.
When Will The Exterminator Be Available For An Occasional Invader Inspection?
We suggest not delay submitting your pest control service request. Any delay could potentially lead to a higher level of infestation severity. We need at least 48 hours to process your service request. A qualified customer support representative will reach out to you to discuss an appointment for the home inspection within 24 and 48 hours.
Are Pest Control Products Harmful?
Not when the user follows the manufacturer’s instructions to a tee. Pesticide manufacturers conduct extensive safety testing to protect consumers and the environment from dangerous chemical exposure.
What Can I Do To Prevent Another Occasional Invader Infestation?
- Seal all potential entry points, utilizing foam insulation or caulk
- Properly store all pantry food products in containers with lids
- Develop a routine for household waste removal
- Repair all plumbing leaks in a timely manner
- Carefully inspect all supermarket and grocery store bags entering the home
- Routinely inspect your home for signs of occasional invaders
- Take advantage of our free in-home pest inspection