Your home is your castle. It should be an impenetrable sanctuary where you can escape the harsh winds of the outside world. However, we share this planet with millions of other species, and many of them would prefer that you also share your home. When ants, cockroaches and bedbugs invade, you’ve got to take action – not only to protect the structural integrity of your home but also the health of your family.

Ant Control

In Edwardsville, Illinois, ants can be difficult to control, especially during the summer months. Do-it-yourself approaches are often ineffective and essentially become a waste of money because they only kill the ants you see. Back at the colony, thousands more are ready to take the place of their fallen kin.

Ants can enter your home through a thousand different cracks, seams and holes you never knew existed. Once the scouts discover your food, they lead the entire colony to the bounty until they contaminate your food and become an unsightly nuisance.

A reliable pest-control technician knows how to find ant nests and eliminate infestations at the source. He or she also knows where ants are likely to enter and can erect physical and chemical barriers to help keep new colonies from gaining entry.

Bedbug Control

Bedbugs are one of the most dreaded insects in the world. These vampiric parasites stay hidden during the day and creep out at night while you are sleeping to feed on your blood. When you wake in the morning, you may find bloodstains on your sheets or pillowcase, and you will begin to feel an itch.

Bedbugs are small insects with flat, oval bodies. They live on the blood of mammals and thrive in warm, dark and moist environments, such as an occupied bed. Bedbug bites leave raised, red welts that are irritating, itchy and possibly painful. In most instances, several bites will form a line of welts a few inches in length.

The worst part about bedbugs is that they are notoriously difficult to control once they have infested a home. A professional pest control technician, however, knows exactly where to look for bedbugs and the steps required to get rid of them forever.

Cockroach Control

Cockroaches are among the most recognized insect pests in history. They are small, brown and have long antennae jutting from their tiny heads. They are often dirty and have been known to carry disease, which is spread through their droppings, which they leave behind in your food, in your cupboards, on the table or on the countertops. Cockroaches are incredibly hardy and breed very quickly. Once the population reaches infestation levels, it may take extreme measures to eliminate them completely.

The best way to deal with cockroaches is to get to them early. As soon as you spot one, action must be taken because for each one you see, there are dozens more you do not. Cockroaches are hard to eliminate, and many of them, or their eggs, are immune to over-the-counter pesticides. Fortunately, a reliable pest control company will have commercial pesticides available and are specially trained on how to use them for maximum effectiveness.

Garella Pest Services

If you live in or near Edwardsville, Illinois, and are experiencing problems with ants, bedbugs or cockroaches, there is no need to suffer and put your home and family at risk any longer. Contact Garella Pest Services today for a free quote or to schedule a home inspection.