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Keeping Occasional Invader Pests Out Of Your Orange County Home

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Pest control in Orange County can be difficult. With all of the common pests like cockroaches, spiders, and termites, it’s easy to forget about pests that aren’t as common. Before discussing how to handle them, we must answer the question, “What are occasional invaders?” Occasional invaders are pests that don’t invade homes under normal conditions but will do so if prompted by outside weather conditions. This article will discuss some common types of occasional invaders and how you can keep them away from your home. Our team at Pacific Shore Pest Control is always here to help you with your pest problems.

Common Types Of Occasional Invaders In Orange County

While there are many different types of occasional invaders, two of the most common in Orange County are earwigs and silverfish. Earwigs are long, narrow insects with flattened bodies. They have six legs and two long antennae. They are usually dark brown and range from a quarter to an inch long. The most distinctive feature of an earwig is the set of pincers on its abdomen. Some species of earwigs can fly, but usually not for long. Silverfish are six-legged insects with two antennae and three bristly appendages on the other end of their body. Silverfish are carrot-shaped, ranging from half to three-quarters of an inch in body length. Their color ranges from silver to brown. This silvery color, as well as their rapid, fish-like movements, is the origin of their name. Now that we’ve looked at two common kinds of occasional invaders you might deal with, let’s examine the problems occasional invaders in Orange County can cause. 

The Problems Occasional Invaders Can Cause

Occasional invaders are usually more of a nuisance than an actual threat to your health or safety. Earwigs are rather alarming to look at, but they are not harmful. Contrary to a popular myth, they do not crawl into people’s ears, nor are they usually hostile. Some species of earwigs do produce an awful-smelling liquid as a means of self-defense. Silverfish also pose little threat to you or your family. However, they are known to chew holes in certain items, including upholstery, clothes, wallpaper, and other paper goods. For these reasons, occasional invader pest control is important to save yourself from the inconvenience these pests cause. 

Helpful Tips For Preventing Occasional Invaders

Let’s briefly examine how to control occasional invaders. While you could simply hope that occasional invaders never happen to find their way into your house, there are some very simple steps that you can take to decrease your chances of having to deal with them in the future. These include: 

  • Inspecting the exterior of your home for any cracks or openings, especially near utility or water lines. 
  • Checking attics, garages, and basements frequently for signs of pests.
  • Purchasing a dehumidifier for your home to eliminate excess moisture. 
  • Checking your gutters and downspouts to be sure that they are working properly. 

If you do find yourself dealing with an infestation of occasional invaders, don’t worry. There is one simple way to get rid of these pests for good.

The Best Way To Stop Occasional Invaders In Their Tracks

The above prevention tips for occasional invaders might not save you from an infestation. Luckily, Pacific Shore Pest Control is here to help. Our aim is to give our customers high-quality home pest control service, happiness, and peace of mind. You can trust us to use the safest, most effective, and most eco-friendly products to help you reclaim your Orange County property from occasional invaders and other pests. We offer free inspections, so don’t wait. Contact Pacific Shore Pest Control today!

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