As a homeowner, you take pride in your property and want to do everything that you can to protect it, and keep it looking great. You may even have a long list of maintenance items that you work on to keep the value of your house from going down. For the best care, pest control should be at the top of your list.

Pests can damage your home, and cost you thousands of dollars. Whether you are in your “forever home” or planning on selling in a few years, removing and fortifying yourself against these invaders is important. They can destroy load bearing beams, flooring, and nest in insulation. Once you have these unwelcome house guests, they can be hard to get rid of.

The Greenville area is home to many insects and animals that are classified as pests such as:

  •  Carpenter Ants
  •  Brown Recluse Spiders
  •  Carpet Beetles
  •  Fleas
  •  Snakes
  •  Rats
  •  Roaches

Depending on what type of pest you have, your dwelling will have different damage to either the structure or your garden. While some mammals may be cute at first, animals like possums, raccoons, and squirrels can cause a real problem in your attic, crawlspace, or even under the house. They can cause structural and electrical damage, and they can carry pests of their own such as fleas. Their urine and feces is dangerous to humans and pets and can destroy your garden. Some invaders can be aggressive towards pets and even humans and may carry serious diseases like rabies.

Pests that have the potential to bite such as black widow spiders, fleas, snakes, and ticks should be eradicated from your home immediately. You may have venomous pests nesting in your landscaping, woodpile, or under the deck. Spiders and snakes like to make their homes in the undisturbed area and can give you a frightening surprise and possibly a trip to the emergency room.

Ticks live in wooded and grassy areas and can be transported to your yard by other animals. If you or your pet is bitten by a tick, you or your beloved animal can get sick. Another pest to look out for are fleas. They can be brought in on your dog or cat, and once inside they breed quickly. Flea bites can carry parasitic diseases, and also create scar tissue or become infected.

Living in the South has many benefits, but pests are not one of them. Some clues that you have pests would be gnawed wood, sounds coming from the attic, or animal feces. If you suspect that you have invasive insects, spiders, or mammals on your property, contact a professional pest control service right away.


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