Kentucky Pest Control
Kentucky is known for its pleasantly warm temperatures, often reaching well above a hundred degrees, and its abundant rainfall. While these conditions are terrific for producing health crops, they are also terrific for increasing numbers of pests that may infest your home. You can’t control the rain or sunshine, so it’s important to familiarize yourself with common pests and signs of infestation instead.
Climates Effect on Pests
Most pests in Kentucky are attracted to the state’s warm and wet climate. They seek easy-to-find sources of food, as well as open water. Therefore, this state is a haven for dozens of types of pests.
How to Remove Pests in Kentucky
If you notice any signs of infestation from any of these pests, move quickly to eliminate them. They all present dangerous risks to your health and wellbeing, and you don’t want any kind of pest inhabiting your home. Instead of experimenting with DIY methods such as traps or insecticides, contact a licensed pest professional who can work with you to evaluate the scope, origin, and extremity of your pest problem. They will also help you to develop tailored solutions to get these pests off your property as soon as possible.
The Most Invasive Pests in Kentucky:
Termites don’t carry any disease or risks to human health, but they can cause thousands of dollars’ worth of damage to a property. These insects tunnel through wooden structures and can threaten the structural integrity of your home, working for years without being noticed.
House mice may sound benign, but these small creatures are prolific breeders, with a single mouse producing hundreds of offspring in a year. Signs of infestation include droppings, odd smells, or gnawed food packaging.
Cockroaches are often found in homes with poor sanitation, so the best way to prevent a cockroach infestation is to make sure floors and counters are clean. Cockroaches are opportunistic and will seize the moment if they find any open food or water source. Signs of infestation include sightings, droppings (similar in appearance to coffee grounds) and discarded skeletons.
Fire ants don’t carry disease but can inflict a painful sting that is worse for individuals with allergies. They often build nests around foundations, so if you notice a few fire ants, you can expect to see several dozen more.
Kentucky’s warm and humid climate is a haven for spiders. Common spiders include black widow spiders, brown recluse spiders, and the fishing spider, with dozens of others also common in the state. Some of these spiders inflict a poisonous bite, so it’s important to be aware of signs of infestation (such as webs) so that you can remove them as quickly as possible.