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General Insect Identification & Prevention

Keeping Insects At Bay

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Insects invading your home are a major nuisance, not to mention dangerous, depending on the insects you are battling. ProfExt Pest Control helps you identify the insects wreaking havoc on your property and provides reliable and effective pest control treatment solutions for your home or business.

Frequently Asked Questions About General Insects

What are insects?

Insects, in general, are a scientific classification for many different species that may invade our homes and businesses from time to time. In our area of Madison, CT, you are mostly likely to encounter general insects such as ants, beetles, silverfish, and earwigs. Spiders are also commonly dealt with, though spiders are technically arachnids and not insects.

It can be difficult to tell the difference between certain kinds of insects, and plenty of insects have variations in species with a range of colors, patterns, and behaviors. Proper identification is essential to remove your pest problem, which is where ProfExt Pest Control can help you.

Are insects dangerous?

Most of the time, insects that enter your property are nothing more than a nuisance. However, if an infestation spreads or an insect presents certain health risks or property damage risks, they can be dangerous to deal with. Cockroaches can spread contamination and disease as well as allergens. Termites and carpenter ants damage homes. Bed bugs are primarily nuisance pests, but their infestations spread quickly and are challenging to control. 

Other insect pests may be frightening to encounter or cause problems with stress and anxiety. Some insects may cause property damage as they chew through the starchy items and fabrics of your property, while others will contaminate food storage areas. Proactive insect control is essential to avoiding these problems.

Why do I have an insect problem?

Most insects are opportunistic and drawn to things such as food, water, and easy access to shelter. If you have lots of unguarded or improperly stored food and trash, moisture issues or leaks on your property, and potential entry points to interior areas, you are more likely to suffer from insect infestations. Reducing factors that attract insects greatly lowers your risk of an infestation.

Where will I find insects?

Insects are often found hiding in secluded and dark spaces or places where they can easily access food. Certain insects, such as silverfish and earwigs, love moisture, and they may be found in basements or near bathrooms. Most insects will be found outdoors near decaying piles of matter, trash cans, and overgrown grasses. Indoors, kitchens, pantries, and bathrooms are prime insect hiding spots.

How do I get rid of insects?

If you want to get rid of insects, your best option is to contact ProfExt Pest Control at the first signs of pests around your property. Our expert technicians will help you identify your insect problem and develop treatment solutions that are targeted to your property’s specific insect removal needs. With our help, you won’t need to expose yourself to the risk of dangerous insects or dabble with DIY insect control.

Call us today to learn more.

How can I prevent insects in the future?

Prevent insects in the future by following these tips:

  • Clear outdoor areas of long grasses, decaying matter, debris piles, and wood piles to reduce insect hiding spots.

  • Seal potential entry points for insects, such as gaps around windows, doors, and the foundation of your property.

  • Use tight-fitting lids on trash cans to stop the aroma from attracting insects.

  • Address pest prey problems on your property that might attract predatory insects.

  • Fix moisture problems and leaks to prevent humid and damp conditions from attracting insects.

Reach out to ProfExt Pest Control today for further advice or assistance.

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What Our Customers Are Saying

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Joel came out to take care of a yellow jacket nest in a void under an outside eve. He was very friendly, knowledgeable, and efficient, and afterward we walked around the house and discovered two more nests I hadn't seen before and he offered to remove them as well. Great experience and a fair price. I will be calling ProfExt for future needs.

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