Located on the Great Plains, Nebraska is known for its farming and ranching industries. These agricultural practices play a major role in the state's pest problems. Many of the pests that end up in your home make their way from the fields to your house. Understanding what kind of pest problems you are likely to face is one of the first steps toward preventing pest problems in your home.
Like most of the United States, bed bugs can be a major problem in Nebraska. In the last few years, the Midwest as seen a resurgence of these pests; something many attribute to the increase in travel. 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. Though their bite is not dangerous, bed bugs will bite humans leaving itchy red spots all over the skin.
Pantry pests are a major problem in Nebraska, and there are a wide variety of pests that will take up residence in your food supplies. The bean weevil is a common offender in Nebraska. These pests enter the house on beans, which are usually stored for a while before consuming. While in storage, bean weevils will continue to live and breed inside your pantry. By the time you take out a jar of beans or peas to use, they could be ruined. Sawtoothed grain beetles, carpet beetles and flour beetles are also prominent pantry pests in Nebraska. The Sawtoothed grain and flour beetles are most often found in items in your pantry such as flour, cereal, corn meal or other processed grain foods. Conversely, carpet beetles prefer to feed on animal skins and furs. In your home, food for carpet beetles can come in a variety of forms, from dead insects to fur clothes. These are only a few of the types of beetles that you may encounter in your Nebraska home, and prevention and treatment services are the best way to protect your home from an infestation.
Rodents are another major problem in Nebraska, as mice and rats commonly invade homes and buildings. Both of these species are considered social animals, meaning that they travel and live in large numbers. Therefore, if you've found evidence of one mouse or rat in your home, there is a good chance you have a few more lurking around. Both rats and mice are known to carry diseases and can contaminate food items or leave droppings around your house. Terminix provides a variety of solutions to help you eliminate these pests from your home.
These are just a few of the common pests found in Nebraska. Other pests such as cockroaches, termites and ants abound as well. No matter what kind of pests you are facing in your home, Terminix pest experts are here to provide you safe, effective treatments to keep you and your home pest free.
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