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Occasional Invader Identification & Prevention

What You Need To Know About Occasional Invaders

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Dealing with nuisance occasional invader pests is not something any property owner wants to deal with alone, which is why our service technicians at Arrest A Pest Exterminators are here to help you out.

Frequently Asked Questions About Occasional Invaders

What are occasional invaders?

Occasional invaders are nuisance pests that don’t typically invade Goldsboro properties but come inside from time to time when they have the opportunity. In our area, the most common occasional invaders to deal with are earwigs, springtails, millipedes, and centipedes. Any of these pests may invade your property and reproduce rapidly, leaving you dealing with a widespread infestation of pests that you don’t know how to defeat. Reach out to us for pest control services in Goldsboro, NC.

Are occasional invaders dangerous?

Most of the time, occasional invaders aren’t dangerous. They may look fearsome, especially in the case of the earwig and its large pincers, but pinches from this pest are unlikely to even break the skin. The biggest problems that springtails can cause will be to the plants and gardens they invade, as they love to chew away at these areas.

Millipedes and centipedes may be more dangerous to have on your property due to their risk of triggering allergic reactions in certain individuals. Direct contact with one of these pests might result in itching and swelling, and more serious reactions will need to be evaluated by a medical professional.

Why do I have an occasional invader problem?

Occasional invaders are opportunistic, and they will generally infiltrate human properties out of necessity. If the weather isn’t favorable outside, these pests will seek shelter in our homes and businesses; if they need food and find a reliable source inside human structures, they will slip inside whichever gap they find and settle themselves in. Proper prevention is essential to stopping infestations of occasional invaders from occurring.

Where will I find occasional invaders?

You will find occasional invaders hiding in both outdoor and indoor areas. Most of the time, occasional invaders will be found in overgrown grasses, piles of debris, or woodpiles outdoors; anywhere that is dark and moist is typically a great hiding place for these pests. Once occasional invaders get inside your property, they will be found in basements, bathrooms, kitchens, and other moist or humid locations.

How do I get rid of occasional invaders?

The best way to get rid of occasional invaders in Goldsboro, NC, is to contact Arrest A Pest Exterminators the moment you suspect earwigs, springtails, millipedes, or centipedes are crawling around your property. Our service technicians will help identify the culprits and your biggest problem areas, providing you with reliable solutions that eradicate all traces of these pests.

Reach out today for more information about our home pest control and commercial pest control plans and how we help you defeat occasional invaders.

How can I prevent occasional invaders in the future?

These prevention tips for occasional invaders are essential for keeping these nuisance pests away from your property in the future:

  • Clear outdoor spaces of long grasses, overgrown foliage, piles of leaves, and debris or wood piles to reduce available hiding spots for occasional invaders.

  • Seal up cracks around your property’s foundation, doors, and windows to limit potential entry points for occasional invaders.

  • Utilize window and door screens in addition to weatherstripping and door sweeps to totally pest-proof interior areas.

  • Reduce moisture buildups in both exterior and interior areas, and use dehumidifiers indoors to reduce the damp conditions that most occasional invaders are drawn to.

Contact Arrest A Pest Exterminators today if you need more advice about preventing occasional invaders or if you are dealing with an infestation of these nuisance pests and require assistance defeating them.

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