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How Quickly a Pest Infestation Can Spread in Your Home

By the time you see household pests crawling around your home, you may already have a thoroughly infested home. Pest populations expand rapidly when they have access to a food source, water and shelter. How fast can infestations occur? Here are some timetables for common household pests regarding how quickly they can gain a significant foothold in your home.

Termites

The insect that never sleeps, termites are expanding their colony non-stop on a 24/7 work cycle. Every hour they are present in your house, they are boring away at the structural integrity of your home, and if left unchecked, they can cause a catastrophic collapse in a matter of months.

As soon as you see evidence of termites crawling around or see tiny tunnels or piles of wood dust around your home, you need to call a professional and deal with this serious threat to your home’s structure.

Moths

Food moths and fabric moths can completely destroy food and clothing in dry storage areas over a matter of months. These creatures lay hundreds of eggs at a time, and with an available food supply, they can reproduce at an alarming rate. A growing moth population spoils food in your pantry and ruins clothing in storage areas or closets.

Moths do the most damage during the larval state while they feed, mature and then reproduce before pupating into their final winged form. If you are seeing holes in clothes, caterpillar-like creatures in your food, or see moths flitting about your home, you need to take steps to get rid of them fast.

Bed Bugs

As soon as you notice bed bugs biting, they are already settled into your bedding. Since they subsist on biting humans and drinking their blood to sustain life, getting rid of them quickly is critical.

You need to treat your mattress, sheets, clothes, and any other likely hiding places for bed bugs in and around your bed immediately to eliminate them fast. The longer you wait, the worse the infestation gets and the more difficult it will be to get rid of them.

Do you live in the greater Tuscon, AZ area? Are you concerned you might have rapidly growing pest infestation? Don’t wait! Contact Termagon Inc. Termite & Pest Control now and deal with that problem before it gets out of hand. Call or visit our website for more information.

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