Ants and mice are moving inside and wildlife may be looking for potential harbourage areas. Spiders are constructing egg sacs and mosquito activity is increasing. House fly activity can be expected. Commercial accounts will need to be aware of increased small fly activity. Nuisance wildlife, such as squirrels and chipmunks, will be much more noticeable.
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In Oakville, a variety of pests invade homes and businesses. They come for food, water, or shelter. In some areas, the large American cockroaches can invade buildings by crawling under exterior doors. These pests can also enter buildings inside of shipping boxes that are delivered. The small German cockroaches are easily transported inside of boxes and cartons. They can also be transported inside of used furniture and appliances. Homeowners have even found German roaches inside of items that were purchased at resale shops and yard sales. Once these pests have arrived in the home or business, they usually migrate to the warm, humid areas. Kitchens, bathrooms, and laundry areas are the areas these pests prefer. American cockroaches hide under appliances. The smaller German roaches hide in cracks and crevices. Since they prefer to hide during the day and forage at night, the roach population can grow very large before they are discovered.
Another significant and growing pest problem in Oakville is bed bugs. Hiding from plain sight within and between beds, the insects come out at night to feed on sleeping hosts. Bed bugs invade residences by clinging to clothing and luggage brought home from infested hotel rooms and other public places with infestations. Because of their small size, potential to quickly grow to great numbers, and exceptional hiding skills, bed bugs are notoriously difficult to completely eradicate.
Like the night-time bloodsuckers, ticks hitch rides from humans and seek blood meals. However, unlike bed bugs, ticks can transmit diseases including Lyme disease and encephalitis. Most tick infestations originate in the wilderness and are then introduced into homes by humans or pets.
In addition to spreading diseases, pests can cause financial losses. Attacking the structural integrity of buildings, termites chew through wooden objects, which not only endangers residents but also greatly devalues property. Rodents can also inflict structural damage on Oakville buildings. With the constant need to gnaw, mice, rats, and squirrels can chew through almost any material as hard as wood and plastic. Rodents also frustrate residents by darting around buildings and getting into food supplies. Swift action is required in order to avoid significant property damage and health safety issues.