Having a pest infestation is the worst. Aside from property damage, some pests carry and transmit diseases to humans and pets. Find out which ones are the hardest to eliminate and how we can help!
If you’re a homeowner, you have undoubtedly spotted a bug in your home. When you saw one, you likely wondered if it was just passing through or if you had an infestation on your hands.
Seeing a bug raises a red flag because we understand how difficult it can be to eliminate an infestation. But of all the pests you could have in your home, which is the hardest to get rid of and why? And what should you do if you suspect an infestation?
Which Pest Is the Worst?
You likely don’t want any pests roaming freely throughout your home. But some pests like stink bugs and ladybugs aren’t a huge threat and aren’t too difficult to eliminate. Other pests threaten your home and family and must go immediately. However, these can be the hardest to eliminate.
It’s hard to narrow it down to just one pest, so the most difficult pests to get rid of include:
- Bed bugs
Knowing how they breed, survive, and live is the key to understanding why eliminating these is more challenging. For example, cockroaches lay thousands of eggs at once. Then, the mother cockroach carries her babies around, making them almost impossible to kill.
Bed bugs are one of the worst pests to have in your home. Why? They are incredibly prolific and will breed fast if not exterminated quickly. In ideal conditions, a bed bug will live for up to a year, and if a female bed bug is not killed during the pest control actions, it can breed fast and restart the infestation. Their small, flat bodies make them adept at squeezing through tiny spaces. To successfully destroy an infestation, you need to kill each bed bug one by one. Almost all DIY bed bug eradication methods are ineffective and very harmful.
Cockroaches are one of the hardest to eradicate for many reasons. As mentioned above, the mother carries her thousands of babies around, making it nearly impossible to exterminate them. The other issue is that they typically only come out at night, which means that by the time you see them, you could have a full-blown infestation before you’re even aware they are there. They can compress their bodies to nearly 60% of their size to squeeze through tiny cracks and crevices.
The biggest problem with termites is that you can’t usually see them or the damage they have caused until too late. They are exceptionally well-organized pests and can find a way inside any building. If you suspect a termite infestation, then you need to act now. The longer you wait, the greater the damage and costs.
What If You Suspect an Infestation?
The best thing you can do if you suspect a bed bug, cockroach, or termite infestation is to call Titan Pest & Wildlife. These pests won’t go away on their own, and over-the-counter products won’t eradicate an infestation.