Occasional Pest Invader Inspections & Control

Defense Pest Control provides pest control services to residential homeowners as well as commercial business owners through the Greater Cleveland as well as Northwest through Northeast area of Ohio, and has been doing so since 2005. With our professional work ethics, we can verify our business in our chosen industry with all the necessary credentials; licensing, certification, along with being fully insured. Defense Pest Control pest control experts deliver superior results in all services rendered while we maintain high moral standards and family-friendly customer service. Specializing in a number of pest control services, we tend to common infestations, as well as the occasional invaders to your Ohio home or business.

Occasional Pest Invaders Definition

Occasional pest invaders are insects, mites and arthropods that sporadically enter residential and commercial buildings and structures. Sometimes they enter in large populations. Occasional pest invaders typically live and reproduce outdoors but invade buildings to escape the outside elements. Examples of occasional invaders include centipedes, millipedes, earwigs, and silverfish. These nasty little critters that find their way into your home or business are dealt with Defense Pest Control’s occasional pest invader control services. When the occasional invader intrudes in your home or business, they not only are creepy, but they can send a sudden wave of panic, as their grotesque appearance can make you wonder what these little masterminds have planned for you.

How to Get Rid of European AKA Ring Legged Earwigs

Starting with earwig pests stopping in your home or business. These earwigs are more than likely the European Earwig or the Ring-legged Earwig. Earwigs, are generally harmless, but been known to attempt intimidation if they are picked up and feel threatened by giving their assailant a slight pinch with their forceps. Generally earwigs prefer the outdoors and rarely brave indoor buildings, but the ring-legged earwig does frequent the greenhouse. Their name originating from an Old English word meaning ear insect because of a superstition they would seek refuge in a person’s ear to lay their eggs in the brain. Typically, they stay clear of people, but might wander in the ear canal of a camper enthusiast, which would be a skin crawling experience. If earwigs are coming into your home or business it’s probably to escape unfavorable weather conditions, as they prefer cool and moist places.

What Causes Silverfish & How to Get Rid of Them

Moving on to the pesky silverfish that dare infiltrate your commercial or residential establishment, the silverfish has a close relation to firebrats, and they appear very similar and share many habits and preferences to food. Theses occasional invaders more than likely came into your home or business looking for carbohydrates and protein. They consume glue, wallpaper, wallpaper glue, book binding, photographs, paper, starch, cotton, linen, and rayon fabrics, wheat flour, cereals, dried meats, leather, and dead insects. Though silverfish and firebrats habits are a major nuisance and inconvenience, they are harmless to people and pets.

How to Get Rid of House Centipedes

Finally, the centipede as is considered an occasional invader to your commercial business and residential home and is more than likely a soil centipede or a stone centipede. These critters feed on quite a few arthropods and are considered a beneficial pest that helps balance the eco-system. The smaller centipedes are harmless, the larger ones that are longer than 2” may decide to bite you if they feel threatened enough, which can result in minor pain and swelling that is briefly lasted. Soil centipedes stick to the outdoors, as their name implies preferring living in the soil. House centipedes live lavish lifestyles indoors, and if they have it their way, they would prefer to stay inside.

Why Are There So Many Millipedes & How Do I Get Rid of Them?

Millipedes are arthropods and are actually more closely related to crustaceans and spiders than they are to insects and bugs. A millipede can live from five to seven years; or longer. In some species, once they reach sexual maturity, they can lay up to 300 eggs at a time. This is why they are so abundant and such a problem; especially when they are nesting in your home; which they tend to do in the late fall with plans of overwintering. Millipedes are detrivores, which means they eat dead and decaying plant matter.

Occasional Pest Invader Inspections & Control in the Greater Cleveland Area | NE & NW Ohio Including Solon, Akron & Medina OH

The best way to get rid of occasional pest invaders is to stop them from entering your home in the first place. It’s important to seal any cracks and openings. Keep firewood, mulch and other landscape away from your buildings as possible and call in professional pest control if they are still a problem. No matter what kind of occasional invaders, or year round pests, have decided to seek refuge in your home or business throughout the Greater Cleveland and the Northwest through the Northeast of Ohio, Defense Pest Control has the expertise and advanced training to evict them. And with regular maintenance, we can help prevent future encounters. Call Defense Pest Control today to start your occasional invader pest control service!