Most people want to do all that they can to keep pests out of the house. You likely take time to clean up the kitchen and take out the trash. You might also make sure that you do what you can to secure the house and areas that pests can potentially get in. These are all great things but there are a few things that pests are on the lookout for. They want to do what they can to find two main things to start. One is that whether it is a mouse, rat, cricket, or cockroach they want to find a place to nest and live. They can live outdoors but just like you and me, it is better for them to be indoors. The inside of your house is a great place for all kinds of pests to nest and to live. They don’t have to deal with the weather outside and can enjoy your perfectly cooled or heated home. They also are always on the lookout for food and even if you are quite careful most pests don’t require a whole meal to be left out. They can work with the small crumbs that might be missed. Lastly, there are some pests that are attracted to areas that are moist.
A-Tex Pest Management Outlines How Moisture Attracts Different Types of Pests
Earwig Infestation in House: One of the pests you are sure to find hanging out around areas that are warm, humid and moist are earwigs. This is a pest that has a long black or dark brown body with a pincer that comes off the end of their body. They are found under wet towels and clothes that are left inside a bathroom. The moisture is not only something that they are attracted to but they need in order to survive. If they are left exposed to warm areas that are dry they will not be able to survive. You want to make sure that you keep these areas clear from debris that is left on the ground.
Silverfish in Bathrooms: Another pest that loves to be in an area that has moisture and warmth is a silverfish. They are a pest that gets their name from how they look and more importantly how they move. They are a silver-colored long pest that moves quickly across the floor and move the same way that a fish might take off swimming. They also need to have access to moisture so they are found around swimming pools, bathrooms, laundry rooms and near any other water source. They are a pest that you want to make sure that you have a pest control company come out and treat for.
Cockroaches in House or Apartment: Another pest and likely the one that many people want to avoid most are cockroaches. They are a pest that will find a dark, warm and yes you guessed it moist area to hide and to start to procreate. There are several types of cockroaches that you want to be on the lookout for and all of them are out looking for the same type of environment.