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Occasional Invaders

Occasional Invaders Identification and Information

What is an occasional invader?

Occasional invaders are pests that find their way into your home once in a while. They are typically looking for food, warmth, or simply passing through. Popular hangouts for occasional invaders are under sinks, cupboards, crawl spaces, basements, showers, and tubs. Traditionally they are not disease-spreading pests and will not cause any kind of structural damage to your property.

Pests that fall into the occasional invader category include:

  • centipedes
  • earwigs
  • pill bugs
  • crickets
  • beetles
  • silverfish
  • ladybugs
  • spiders
  • cluster flies

centipede in shower drain

House Centipedes can commonly be found in shower drains.

earwig in water dish

Earwigs are typically found in areas with moisture.

pill bug in house

Pill Bugs are also known as Roly Polies, Doodle Bugs

silverfish on paper

The Silverfish diet consists of carbohydrates such as sugar or starches.

Why do I have them?

As with most pests, occasional invaders find their way into your home through an opening or crack in search of food, water, and shelter.

Are they dangerous?

Most pests that fall into the occasional invader category are not dangerous and do not pose a threat. Some of them are even beneficial as they feed on other pests. Once inside they do not reproduce or feed, but can definitely become a nuisance. 

How do you get rid of occasional invaders?

The best strategy for dealing with occasional invaders is to prevent them from entering your home in the first place. Once they have taken up residence in your home, you can try to get rid of these nuisance pests simply by vacuuming them up. If you suspect there are too many, or if it's simply too creepy to try to get rid of them on your own, Contact Rose Pest Solutions to schedule your inspection. We can help identify the source of the problem, remove the pests, and offer some tips on how to prevent them from coming back.  If you do decide to tackle the infestation on your own, make sure you remove the vacuum bag when finished, seal it in a plastic bag, and dispose of it in a garbage can outside.

How soon can you get here?

Contact your nearest Rose Pest Solutions service center immediately for an appointment.
In many cases, we can respond within 24-48 hours.

Is the treatment safe?

At Rose Pest Solutions, we follow very strict guidelines for the use of pest control products so that they pose no hazard to people, pets or plants. Every product we use has been checked and registered by the EPA and our highly trained service technicians will inform you of any safety measures that need to be taken.

How can I prevent occasional invaders from getting into my house?

There are many steps homeowners can take to prevent occasional invaders from getting into homes:

  • Keep all kitchen areas clean and store foods in resealable containers.
  • Keep garbage areas clean. 
  • Seal cracks, crevices, and other gaps around doors and windows. 
  • Fix any water leaks and dry areas with excessive moisture. 
  • Keep areas under sinks, basements, attics, and crawl spaces well ventilated and dry. Mold and mildew are symptoms of excess moisture problems.
  • Inspect packages, grocery bags, and potted plants before bringing them into the house.

More information on how to prevent occasional invaders from getting into your home.




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