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If you are familiar with insects, it may be that you have heard the term “occasional invader” spoken a few times. This term is utilized to describe insect species that occasionally invade buildings. A few examples of occasional invader insect species include the following:
Why Is My Home Under An Occasional Invader Attack?
Occasional invaders access buildings via small cracks, crevices, gaps, holes, and other openings. Many of these insects utilize access points around doors, windows, and public utility lines. Within a few hours, your home could be overrun with these insects if left undetected.
Do Occasional Invaders Pose A Health Risk To My Pets And Children?
Most occasional invaders do not transmit diseases or parasites to humans or animals. The main reason for occasional invader infiltration is “overwintering.” This is a hibernation-like state that allows the insect to survive on nutrients and vitamins from stored fat. To reach the overwintering state, the insect’s body functions – cardiovascular, respiratory, and metabolism – gradually slow until reaching what scientists describe as “deep sleep.”
What Is The Best Pest Management Approach To An Occasional Invader Infestation?
The good news, occasional invaders have not been shown to procreate after the initial home infiltration. However, these insect species are part of larger colonies in the nearby exterior vicinity. It is also possible, there are more than a few insects that belong to the same colony living in your home. So, there is still a risk of a full-blown infestation even though the occasional invader does not reproduce following an interior infiltration.
If you have an insect phobia, you may not be mentally or physically capable of dealing with the infiltration of occasional invaders. In this case, we want you to know that our San Francisco extermination team is available to assist. Our exterminators will thoroughly inspect your home to determine if it is genuinely infested. If it is determined to be infested, the inspector will collect evidence to determine the severity of the infestation.
Our pest control utilizes professional-grade pesticides, traps, and eco-friendly treatments to eradicate occasional invader infestations. It targets not just one insect species, but a variety of insect species, all of which belong to the occasional invader classification.
Do I Need To Be Concerned About Toxic Exposure?
No, we will not initiate pesticide or any other treatment while the home is occupied. We request the home be evacuated several hours before and after each treatment. In addition to this safety measure, we heed the guidelines set by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). We also believe EPA-approved pest control products are safe as long as our exterminators heed the manufacturer’s recommendations for storage, treatment, handling, and transportation.
What Steps Should I Take To Protect My Family And Home From A Repeat Occasional Invader Infestation?
Once your home is deemed “pest-free” once again, it will be time to start looking into a prevention strategy. Our professional pest management combines routine visual inspections with treatment when needed. In the meantime, we recommend starting with the tips provided in the content below.
- Update your existing processed and dry food storage system. Never store non-refrigerated food products in the manufacturer’s packaging, such as thin plastic bags and paperboard. Instead, you should utilize glass and hard plastic containers with lids.
- Develop a doable, realistic cleaning schedule to remove all potential food sources that insects are drawn to.
- Seal all openings around windows and doors that can be utilized by occasional invaders to infiltrate your home.
- Correct high humidity level by installed dehumidifiers and vents to improve air circulation.
- Address mold immediately and other damage caused by excess moisture.
- Carefully inspect supermarket bags before bringing them into your home.