Occasional Invaders

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Professional Occasional Invader Pest Control Baltimore MD

Occasional invader is a classification utilized in reference to insect species that occasionally invade the human habitat. Whether intentionally or accidentally,  the insects invade residential and commercial establishments intermittently. Occasional invaders have been known to infiltrate houses, apartments, commercial buildings, supermarkets, flats, hotels, hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, and mobile homes.

The insect species that fall within the occasional invader category include the following:

Most occasional invader species do not reproduce following home infiltration. And, the insects are generally alone, not accompanied by others from their species. This alone lowers the risk of an occasional invader infestation.

Why Was My Baltimore Property Infiltrated By The Occasional Invader?

The occasional invader infiltrates buildings through small gaps, crevices, and holes in vulnerable structural components. Vulnerable door and window frames, heat & air conditioning duct connections, crawlspace & basement vents, entrance door thresholds, garage door gasket, and dryer vents.

The insect may have infiltrated your home accidentally through an air conditioning vent while foraging for food. Or, the mishap may occur while the insect was searching for shelter for the upcoming winter season. There are all kinds of possibilities, as nothing should be off-limits to why occasional invaders do what they do.

Do Occasional Invader Species Carry Diseases?

Most species that fall within this category are harmless, with the exception of the cluster fly and spider. Cluster flies have been linked to various diseases through extensive research studies. Fly-borne illnesses include, but are not limited to salmonella, tuberculosis, dysentery, typhoid fever, Shigella, E. coli, anthrax, and cholera.

The spider, on the other hand, may or may not be dangerous to the occupants of the impacted property. Non-venomous spiders pose little to no risks to humans and animals. Venomous spiders can be extremely dangerous, as they have been linked to skin infection, necrosis (the death of cells in human/animal tissue or organ.)

What Is The Most Recommended Pest Control Strategy For Occasional Invaders?

Professional pest control is highly recommended for occasional invader infiltration and infestation. Our professional occasional invader management consists of traps, inspections, and industrial-strength pesticides. Our pest inspection plays a major role in the extermination process. The initial inspection helps the exterminator determine if occasional invaders are present in the impacted home. If occasional invaders are detected during the inspection, the exterminator will then initiate a search for evidence to determine the severity of the pest problem.

With evidence collected during the inspection. The exterminator will have a better idea as to which treatment option will deliver the maximum results. A custom strategy is drawn up and the client is asked to review it to determine if it is satisfactory for their needs and preferences.

Can The Property Owner Help With The Pest Control Process?

Absolutely, the client is more than welcome to assist our exterminator throughout the pest control process. In fact, we encourage our clients to get involved in the process right from the get-go. The client can help by addressing the vulnerable structural components responsible for the infiltration of occasional invaders.

All vulnerable structural components should be repairs and updated when necessary. We highly recommend a waterproof sealant like caulk or silicone to fill in small entry points. Larger openings must be repaired with metal sheeting or plywood. Cut the plywood or metal sheeting to create the perfect fit before installing it into the opening.

Are Occasional Invaders Classified As Pantry Pests?

Beetles meet the criteria to be classified as pantry pests. These insect species target homes with vulnerable non-perishable food storage systems. Beetles utilize their strong mandibles to tear open vulnerable manufacturing food packagings, such as paperboard and thin plastic bags. Transitioning to glass, durable plastic, ceramic, and stainless steel storage containers with resealable lids will safe-proof your pantry food.

We also recommend developing a pantry cleaning routine. Utilizing a vacuum, suction up all potential granules of food, live and dead insects, eggs, and larvae. Routinely inspect your pantry to ensure none of the containers have been infiltrated by beetles and other pantry pests.

How Can Clients Schedule A Free Occasional Invader Inspection In Baltimore?

We have three customer support contact options at our Baltimore location. Clients can reach our customer support via email, landline, and social media. Our customer support representatives are always on standby to take your call.

We need at least 24 hours to process an occasional invader inspection service request. During the peak season for occasional invaders, the wait time is at least 48 hours. We suggest submitting a service request immediately upon the discovery of occasional invaders on your property.

Do Occasional Invader Insecticides Contain Chemicals?

Our pest control product line consists of various pesticide and insecticide formulas – chemical, natural, organic, and eco-friendly. For consumers who are overly concerned about chemical pesticide safety, we recommend our industrial-strength organic or natural formula.

We partner with Maryland’s top pesticide manufacturers to protect the environment throughout the pest control process. We never treat occasional invader-infested properties until the occupants are vacated.

How To Prevent A Repeat Occasional Invader Infiltration?

Taking advantage of our free pest inspection is a great place to start creating a pest-free home. Dealing with occasional invaders and other species of insects can be detrimental to your finances and mentality. Stopping the insects from infiltrating your property right from the get-go will ensure you are never faced with a pest infestation. In the meantime, we suggest the following measures:

  • Develop a household waste disposal system
  • Routinely vacuum food storage areas to remove crumbs, insects, eggs, and larvae
  • Repair and update vulnerable structural components act as occasional pest barriers
  • Repair water leaks to deter crickets and spiders from infiltrating your home
  • Install vents and dehumidifiers in damp areas – basement, crawlspace, and bathroom
  • Inspect supermarket bags immediately up entering the home
  • Routinely inspect your entire property for signs of occasional invaders

Do not hesitate to reach out to our Baltimore pest control experts with any questions or concerns you may have.

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