Mississippi is home to many pests, from the creepy crawlies to those you barely even notice at first. The problem with these pests is they often invade our homes and businesses without an invite. While some pests like ladybug beetles are not much more than a nuisance, the real problem occurs when they start appearing in sizeable numbers. It’s a different story when more troublesome pests, like houseflies and cockroaches, come into your home. They merely want to feed on your leftovers and make camp in your walls, but they can lead to severe health problems and even damage your home. Termites and structural pests can literally destroy your entire home, while carpet beetles eat your clothing and bed bugs, well they eat you.
There are more than 645 insects in the state of Mississippi. Each and every one of these insects are considered a pest when they establish their home in your home. The most common pest in Mississippi is the Abbotts Sphinx Moth. These large moths may not seem like a big deal, but they cause damage to your garden and natural outdoor decor. They begin feeding at dusk and rest during the day inside the plants. If the Abbotts Sphinx selects your garden and you don’t seek out pest control, it won’t be long before your entire garden is destroyed by these hungry bugs who feed on flower nectar, lilacs, and flower leaves.
Next in line are four common household pests in Mississippi. These pests include;
Flies, who spread more diseases than we realize. In fact, they can even cause food poisoning as they carry the bacteria and transfer it upon landing.
Bed Bugs, one of the worst feared pests. They live in your cracks and crevices and feast on your blood while you’re sleeping. Bed bugs spread so quickly that it is imperative to control quickly once they enter the home.
Ants enter your home in search for food. The problem is they bring their entire colony with them. An ant infestation can lead to mounds of ants inside and outside of your home rather quickly. They will get into anything and everything.
Just 5th on the list of common household pests in Mississippi is the American Cockroach. There are few things as frightening and disgusting as these disease-carrying pests. The American Cockroach is not native to the United States. In fact, this imported pest came to the United States from Africa by stowing away on boarding ships. They will take shelter in any indoor and warm space, from warehouses to storage units, and more commonly your home. American Cockroaches look for space that has food for them to feast on, and your leftover crumbs and full cupboard make the perfect meal. Getting rid of cockroaches is nearly impossible without a professional. In fact, they can even survive a nuclear bomb. So, if nuclear warfare ever occurred, these guys would be the last ones running around our planet.
If you suspect a pest invasion in your home, business, or even in your garden outside, call Capitol Pest Control today. We will come out and inspect the property, identify your pests, and create a treatment plan that will lead you to a safe, and pest free environment once and for all.