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Occasional Invaders
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Occasional Invader Identification & Prevention

Are occasional invaders dangerous?

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Most occasional invaders entering houses are more of a nuisance than a dangerous threat. Pill bugs on the carpet and stink bugs clinging to dining room curtains are more of an annoyance and embarrassment than an actual threat. However, that is not to say that occasional invaders do not cause problems. Some insects release an odor when squished, make annoying sounds, stain furniture, or harm houseplants.

Another reason removal of occasional invaders is necessary is they can attract other insects like cockroaches and spiders. Cockroaches can spread many diseases to the inhabitants and create allergy issues for those in the house. Spiders may bite, and if the spider is a black widow or brown recluse, serious medical problems may occur.

Of the occasional invader pests that invade homes, fleas have the potential to be dangerous. Fleas can spread murine typhus, tungiasis, and tularemia. They can also spread tapeworms and trigger dermatitis in pets.

How do I get rid of occasional invaders?

If you find overwintering pests inside your house, use a vacuum to remove them; empty the contents into a sealable bag and place it in a closed outdoor container. Some insects and arthropods release an unpleasant odor when crushed, so use a vacuum to remove them.

The best way to get rid of occasional invaders in Dover is to partner with Dependable Pest Solutions. When we inspect your property, we will identify entry points, attractants, and hot spots used by these pests. Drawing on our extensive experience, we will create a strategic plan to eliminate the problematic creatures plaguing your home.

Why Choose Dependable Pest Solutions?

  • IPM Methodologies
    Dependable Pest Solutions uses an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach to resolve most major pest issues. This ecologically sound solution prioritizes safety through prevention, monitoring, and education.
  • Licensed Professionals
    Our trained technicians are knowledgeable and experienced pest management professionals who understand the importance of discretion, safety, and professionalism.
  • Trusted by the Community Since 2007
    Rest assured knowing your pest problems are under control with a locally owned and operated company backed by over 17 years of proven experience.
  • Woman Owned Local Business
    Founded by a licensed entomologist, our owner is committed to addressing the industry deficiencies and continues to grow a professional pest control company held to the highest standards.

What Our Customers Are Saying

    "Very pleased!"

    The technician from Dependable Pest Solutions was great today. He did a thorough inspection of all the bait sites in my home. He gave me a comprehensive verbal report of his findings and the additional work he did to get my home pest free.

    - Debora L.
    "Can’t recommend them enough!"

    Yesterday we discovered a massive wasp nest hanging over our driveway. I called Dependable Pest this morning, and the nest has already been removed. They were friendly, affordable, super quick and communication was excellent!

    - Dawn C.
    "Bill always does a great job!"

    He is very knowledgeable and friendly! I have been a client of Dependable Pests for many years and my parents were for many years before that. Always satisfied with their work and customer service.

    - Michelle
    "Bill is top-notch!"

    Bill is top-notch & professional! I had ball park hornet's nest outside my widow. I spoken to Stephanie who provided me with great service, and she contacted Bill! He was able to see me the same day! Thank you!

    - Fay L.
    "Very punctual, communicative, and thorough."

    I had a serious wasp problem around my entire property. These guys come spray twice a year and it has completely resolved the issue.

    - Kyle K.
    "They're communication is great!"

    I would highly recommend Dependable Pest Solutions. We’ve had issues with ants on our vacation property. They come right out and take care of the problem. Their communication and follow up is great!

    - Jane E.
    "Highly recommend!"

    We love Dependable Pest Solutions and have used them for several years. They are amazing, and their customer service is top notch. We can call anytime and someone will be out shortly to help with whatever it is we need.

    - Shannon B.
    "Would recommend them - 100%!"

    Dependable Pest Solutions has been reliable, professional and fairly priced. Brought them in for rodent extermination and have since signed up for monthly services!

    - Tyler W.

How Can I Prevent Occasional Invaders in the Future?

The best way to stop occasional invaders from entering your house is to deter them from living on your property. Routine home pest control can also ensure these pests stay gone for good! Prevention tips for occasional invaders include the following:

  • Remove yard debris.
  • Provide drainage to ditches, puddles, and low-lying areas.
  • Promote airflow to the soil around your house by pruning shrubs.
  • Seal cracks, gaps, and holes in the foundation.
  • Install door sweeps on exterior doors.
  • Repair holes in window and door screens.

These actions deter potential overwintering pests from living in the yard and eventually invading your house. 

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