Connecticut has its fair share of the standard household pests we've all become accustomed to such as cockroaches, spiders, ants and stinging insects. Living in a state with a colder climate often means that some of the biggest pest trouble occurs in the winter when these insects or rodents make their way indoors in search of warmth. In addition to the common, expected pests, Connecticut also has a few insects more unique to the state and region. Stink bugs, boxelder bugs and bed bugs have all become common annoyances in the last few years for Connecticut residents.
Per their namesake, the boxelder bug primarily feed on the seeds of the boxelder tree. However, they can also be found on many other types of plants. Though these bugs start out as an outdoor problem, in the fall and winter, they often move inside to escape the cold temperatures. It's no secret that any bugs inside your home are considered a nuisance, but the boxelder bug is harmless. Many argue that the most effective way to prevent problems from these pests is to remove their source of food from around your home; boxelder trees. However, this isn't necessarily the most desirable course of action, which is way Terminix offers treatment plans to help you avoid any problems resulting from these pests.
The stink bug is a recent pest problem in Connecticut, arriving in the United States from parts of Asia a little over a decade ago. While it started out as a rare sighting in the late '90s, it has become much more prevalent in many states around the country. The stink bug can be very destructive to crops, but inside the home it is mostly just a nuisance. These bugs enter the home during the fall and winter to avoid the cold temperatures. The most irritating aspect of the stink bug is just what you would imagine; its smell. These critters have a unique defense mechanism that allows them to release an odor when threatened or aggravated. While it may be unpleasant, it is harmless to humans.
Another growing pest problem in the Northeast, including Connecticut, is bed bugs. This is arguably one of the most feared pests. Recent news has focused primarily on the bed bug outbreak in New York City, but being just a trainride away, Connecticut is not exempt from this problem. Areas of the country where mass transit is popular can also be more susceptible to bed bugs because of the close proximity of traveling passengers on a daily basis. One of the biggest challenges of bed bugs is how difficult they are to get rid of. There are some steps you can take at home to alleviate the problem, but elimination typically requires professional help. Bed bugs can live or hide virtually anywhere in your home, which is one of the reasons they are so hard to tackle. The more clutter and 'stuff' you have in a room, the more welcome they will feel. Another issue is that they can survive over a year without any food, meaning the only way to get rid of these pests is by killing them all.
No matter what type of pest problem you are facing in your Connecticut home, Terminix is ready with a safe and effective solution for you.
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