Occasional Invaders

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Professional Occasional Invader Chicago IL

An insect species that only rarely, by accident or intention, invade a residential, industrial, or commercial establishment is an occasional invader. The insect species that meet this classification include the following:

The occasional invader infiltrates buildings through small openings no larger than 1 inch in diameter. Most home infiltration by the occasional invader is contributed to the mishap. Whether the infiltration occurred while foraging for food, shelter, or water, it is only on occasion.

Some species of occasional invaders do not reproduce after home infiltration. There are also a few occasional invaders that do not ingest food after home infiltration. These species include the ladybug, cluster fly, Brown Marmorated Stink Bug “stinkbug,” and earwig.

Most occasional invaders are not known to bite. The most dangerous species of occasional invaders are the venomous spider, including the brown recluse and black widow.

Why Are Occasional Invaders In My Garage?

Did you recently leave your garage door open to ventilate? Are the structural components of your home in good condition? Are your heating and air conditioning ducts completely sealed? Occasional invaders invade homes through small entry points or access points. These entry points may be something as small as a gap in a window frame or a gap between the floor and entrance door threshold. What matters is the opening is large enough for the insects to squeeze their bodies through from the exterior to the interior of your home.

Do Occasional Invaders Spread Parasites And/Or Diseases To Humans?

Occasional invaders are believed to not spread parasites or diseases. While more research is needed to validate these claims, occasional invaders are considered harmless. Most of these insects species that fall into this category do not even sting or bite.

Some occasional invaders have been deemed “environmentally helpful.” For example, some members of the beetle species and the cluster fly are pollinators. The pollinator is an insect that transports pollen from male plant species to female plant species. One member of the beetle species that plays a major role in pollination is the ladybug.

What Is The Most Effective Occasional Invader Treatment?

Industrial-strength insecticides, combined with adhesive traps are believed to be more effective than standard-grade insecticides. Our professional occasional invader management utilizes a combination treatment of adhesive traps and an industrial-strength pesticide. In addition to the combination treatment, we follow-up with a visual home inspection.

Our home inspection assesses high-risk areas, such as the basement, crawlspace, garage, bathroom, and kitchen.  What makes the occasional invader inspection so difficult, depending on the species, is there is no colony or nest. For example, the ladybug does not build nests but colonizes on rare occasions. The centipede, on the other hand, is a solitary insect, which does not build nests or colonize.

Regardless of the species, our professional occasional invader strategies have been deemed 100 percent effective. How is this possible? Well, we start with a visual inspection of the impacted home. During the inspection, we collect evidence to determine if the home is infested. If an infestation is present, we then identify the responsible insect species.

Once it is determined, the home is infested, the responsible insect species is identified, we then start working on a custom treatment.

How Long Does It Take To Get A Professional Occasional Invader Inspection In Chicago?

Our service request processing can take up to 48 hours in the occasional invader off-season. Some insect species – ladybug, earwig, box elder bug, cluster fly, and stinkbug – meet the criteria to be classified as an “overwintering pest.” An overwintering pest is an insect that spends the entire winter season in a deep sleep.

Overwintering pest activity is at its highest in the late fall and mid-April, this is what we refer to as peak season. The demand for our professional pest control is at its highest during these time frames.

Does Occasional Invader Treatment Utilize Chemicals?

Some of our professional occasional invader strategies do utilize chemicals. We utilize state-of-the-art equipment to administer our professional chemical pesticides to minimize the risk of environmental exposure. In addition to our cutting-edge pest control equipment, we require all of our clients to evacuate their homes before we can initiate treatment.

Our pest control product line consists of only brands that have been approved by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

What Can Chicago Homeowners Do To Prevent Future Occasional Invader Infiltration?

The first they can do is contact our Chicago-based extermination company. We are conveniently located in the city, where we have access to the very busy Business District and most of the residential neighborhoods. We are here to serve the residents and businesses of Chicago when they are facing pest infestations.

  • Seal all entry points utilized by occasional invaders to infiltrate homes
  • Develop a household waste plan to remove food from the pantry pest’s access
  • Transitioning from manufacturing food packaging to glass or ceramic containers with resealable lids
  • Install dehumidifiers and/or vents in humidity-problem areas (crawlspaces and basements) to improve ventilation
  • Make it a habit to thoroughly inspect supermarket bags immediately upon entry into your home

We also recommend our free pest control consultation and inspection. Our pest control services are professional-grade, utilizing synthetic, natural, and organic chemicals. Remember, we are conveniently located in the heart of Chicago, where we can access your neighborhood quickly.

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