5 Critters You Didn’t Know Lived Under Your Bed

5 most common pests in the south

When you are little, you’re afraid of the monster under your bed, the big furry creature with blue fur, claws, and sharp pointy teeth that creeps out when the lights go out. But once you get older, your monsters turn a little smaller, a little crawlier, and a whole lot less imaginary! So here’s a guide to the top 5 most common pests you might be hearing go bump in the night!

  1. Ants- These little guys are the number one nuisance pest in the South. Whether you’re in North Carolina, South Carolina, or Tennessee, chances are, you’ve run into a colony or two, and depending on the species, a colony can be made up of 300,000 to 500,000 ants. Ants have long life spans, some can live up to seven years, so they’re critters of the nesting variety. Don’t let them choose your home as their new home base!
  2. Roaches- Cockroaches love warm, dark locations and tend to seek shelter from the outdoors- meaning your bathroom, closets, and kitchens! These nasty little buggers are tough customers and notoriously tricky to get rid of, so better to be proactive and not let them in in the first place!
  3. Spiders- Technically not an insect, these guys are arachnids, more closely related to ticks and scorpions. Either way, most people aren’t a fan of these guys shacking up in their home. Black Widows, Wolf Spiders and House Spiders are the most common spiders in the South, and they can be a nasty sight if you’re not expecting them, not to mention potentially dangerous.
  4. Rodents- These are not the kind of little feet you want pitter-pattering around you home! Mice and rats alike can absolutely wreak havoc on your home, chewing through wires, transmitting diseases, and tracking in ticks that can land on your pets. The damage they cause can be costly, so don’t open the door to that kind of a headache! If you notice a rodent problem, it’s definitely time to call in a professional.
  5. Termites- This is quite possibly the most expensive pest you can possibly have to deal with! Causing more than $5 BILLION in damage to homes across the U.S. every year, this is not the kind of pest you want to be hosting in your home. Most homeowners’ insurance doesn’t cover termite damage, so whatever mess they cause, it’s likely that it will be coming out of your pocket.

All of these pests can cause major issues and if you’re having a major pest problem, it’s best to leave dealing with it to the professionals. It takes specialized equipment and knowledge to deliver full results and make sure that your home is safe from future pest issues. With the right tools and strategy, ClearDefense Pest Control can restore your home to its former glory and make sure you never have to fear what’s under your bed again! Contact us for a free quote today and discover why we’re the clear choice for pest control in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.