Do you see ants in your home? Here are three reasons why they may be moving in:
- Pet Food – Do you leave pet food out for your dog or cat all day long? Many people do not realize it, but your pet’s food can be attracting ants. If you leave dry food out for your pets on the floor, you may want to adjust your location or train your pet to only eat at certain points in the day.
- Plants Near Your Home – Hedges, bushes, and other decorative plants near your home may be inviting ants into your home. Not only are these plants a bridge to your home, but any moist areas where the plants have not been trimmed are very attractive to these pests.
- Grease and Debris in the Kitchen – When you clean your kitchen, it is vital that you get rid of any grease and debris around your appliances. Ants will seek out grease and crumbs in your home. Plan to do a deep clean in your home at least once a week.
The moment you notice ants in your home is the moment you need to hire the team at AAA Pest Exterminators, Inc. When it comes to providing pest control in Salem, Oregon, you can rest assured that our crew will be able to take care of your problem.
Have you seen little black bugs with red or orange markings on their backs scurrying around your home? You may be dealing with boxelder bugs. These troublesome little creatures love to sneak into your house via insulated cracks and crevices. These pests come out of hibernation in spring and start feeding on trees and invading homes in our area.
As pests in the home, these creatures are known for their unpleasant odor and leaving fecal matter that can stain fabric with reddish-orange marks. They do not bite, but they have been known to puncture the skin occasionally. These punctures can cause irritation and leave marks similar to mosquito bites.
If you find these creatures in the house, you should not try to take care of them yourself. The smell can attract further pests. Instead, you want to make sure that all cracks are sealed in your home. You can also install door sweeps to prevent them from walking through your front door.
Call the team at AAA Pest Exterminators, Inc., when you need help with these bugs. Our team has been providing pest control services throughout the area for many years. In addition to getting rid of boxelder bugs, our staff will also help you with rodents, ant, and additional pests.