It can take many years to build a beautiful home with a gorgeous garden. And the sad truth is that it can take the wrong type of infestation a matter of weeks to destroy all of your hard work. It is surprising to see such small creatures become so powerful when they get a good hold on your property.
Home repairs are hardly cheap, especially if you have structural damage or need to replace an entire lawn.
It is important to take frequent walks around the house and through your garden so you can spot nasty insect infestations early on. When you deal with an infestation early enough, you can prevent a lot of damage to your home and garden.
Here are a few of the nastiest insect infestations to look out for in your home and garden.
The Emerald Ash Borer
This insect won’t cause too much damage to your home but can be quite damaging to certain trees in your garden and to natural wildlife. In fact, this threatening borer costs the US government more than $120 billion each and every year by affecting Ash trees in over 20 states. If you want to save our Ash trees then are on the lookout for these nasty creatures with their metallic green wings. Learn more here so you can easily spot an Emerald Ash Borer infestation.
These are some of the worst infestations you can have on your property because termites can be so destructive. These insects will devour any wood you have on your property and can even cause a lot of damage to your trees, lawn, and other garden plants. They will attack your home’s wooden structures, wooden furniture, outdoor wooden constructions and more. Getting rid of termites is no simple task, especially if these nasty creatures got into your home’s foundation or construction.
There are quite a few types of pests that can infest your pantry. These creatures will make it hard to keep any foods you may have stored away such as cereals, nuts, flours, pasta and more clean and healthy. Pests like moths, beetles, weevils and others lay eggs in these foods and their offspring then infest your food. A pantry infestation can easily ruin all of your foods in storage.
Cockroaches aren’t exactly a health risk. They are pretty dirty and can spread germs all over your home but they aren’t dangerous. In fact, you can even eat cockroaches if you have the stomach for it. But these insect infestations can have a huge impact on your property value and can make a mess of your kitchen. Cockroaches are very hard to kill. They can live in radioactive environments which mean that most pesticides are hardly effective for adequately dealing with your infestation.
Rats and Mice
Rodents are also pretty terrible for your home and other property items. They dig holes in your yard, devour anything – and we do mean anything – in and around your house. Rodents can even cause house fires when they eat through your home’s wiring and they are pretty noisy and smelly to live with.