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Pests that can haunt you long after Halloween

Spiders, bats, and rats – all Halloween decor must-haves for creating the perfect spooky house. However, when these creepy pests make your house their home, thoughts of decorating and buying candy for trick-or-treaters may be the furthest thing from your mind.

As with most pest sightings, your first inclination may be to run to the local hardware store, arming yourself with an arsenal of baits, traps, powders, and sprays. Then, following the standard DIY protocol, blasting the little suckers with all that you’ve got! It may sound like a good idea in theory, but it usually backfires. DIY solutions often exacerbate the problem further, causing pests to scatter and hide.

When you should contact a pest control specialist

The first sign of a pest problem is the best time to call a pest control specialist. Waiting until you have an infestation not only increases costs, it also increases the time it’ll take to eradicate the pests. Avoid a pest infestation with one of our effective and guaranteed pest control plans.

While some pests may just be a nuisance, pests like termites, rats, and carpenter ants can cause costly property damage. Certain pests also pose health concerns. Rodents are known to spread more than 35 diseases, which can be transmitted through contact with rodent feces, urine or saliva. For some people, cockroaches can cause allergic reactions or trigger asthma symptoms, especially in children.

Western Exterminator provides quick, safe, and responsive pest control solutions to protect you and your property from pest infestations and their associated risks. With the help of a specialist and the implementation of a proactive pest management plan, you can rest assured that the only spiders, bats, and rats in your home are the ones that are stowed away in your Halloween bin until next year.

Tiffany Tenley

As a Marketing Content Manager, Tiffany has come to love and appreciate the diverse and complex world of pests—good, bad and ugly. Not only does she research and write about them, she admits to having eaten a few crickets on some cheese-laden nachos. When she's not working, Tiffany enjoys spending time with her family, exploring new restaurants, concert-going, reading, writing and traveling.

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