Our Top Three Most Destructive Pests

Not all pests are created equal! Although you do not want to have any in or around your home or business, some have the potential to do incredible amounts of damage very quickly. In this blog, we will look at which pests put your property in the most immediate danger.

If you have a pest situation in your home that needs to be dealt with, don’t hesitate to get in touch with the Glasgow Pest Control Co. With locally-based technicians in and around our city, we are never far away.

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Rats, Mice, and Squirrels

Rodents are a problem within human habitations due to their destructive habits. Using their large, strong incisors, they will cause an immense amount of damage very quickly.

Because of their need to make nests, they will tear apart clothing and textiles in order to acquire soft, warm materials. Additionally, they will often simply create a whole in furniture and climb inside, leading to ruined property and costly repairs.

Additionally, rodents have a tendency to gnaw on a vast variety of materials. This means that things like wooden beams, furniture legs, drywall, doors, and just about anything else you can imagine are at risk of being chewed by rats, mice and squirrels.

Rats, Mice, and Squirrels

However, by far the most critical problem is their tendency to cause fires. Rodents cause hundreds of property fires around the country every year. They commonly chew on electrical wires which will at best, stop the appliance from receiving power, and at worst create a fire hazard.

Additionally, they will climb inside of machinery and appliances in order to find shelter. By making a nest inside (using textiles they probably stole from you too…), they can quickly stop the machine from working and may very well start a fire in the process.

For these reasons, rodents are at the top of our list.

Feral Pigeons

Having feral pigeons settle upon your property will lead to a considerable number of destructive problems. To begin with, they are keen nesters, and will often take advantage of small entranceways and loose tiles to make their way inside your home or commercial property.

In doing so, they will create larger entranceways which other pests can use to get inside. Additionally, it opens up the building to weathering effects, including water damage. This will lead to costly repairs, as well as heating problems as the structure becomes more difficult to warm.

Furthermore, the guano of pigeons is incredibly acidic. When it is left to lie upon surfaces, it will begin to corrode whatever is underneath. Although this can affect anything, the thing most at risk is metal rooves. These can have their lifespan cut in half.

Moreover, their nesting habits can disrupt your gutter and drainage system. Water damage and flooding can follow.

Feral pigeons, then, make it to second on our list.

Clothes Moths

Lastly, the eating habits of clothes moths mean they will quickly cause expensive and irreversible property damage. Despite their name, these moths will feed on any natural textile. This includes:

  • Fur
  • Feathers
  • Leather
  • Cotton
  • Wool
  • Cashmere
  • Silk

Clothes Moths

What surprises many people is that it is not the adult moths which do the damage. In fact, the adult moths do not eat at all; they just find a mate and then die.

Instead, the larvae are responsible for the textile damage. They scavenge for keratin fibres present in natural fabrics and feed on these before entering into the metamorphosis stage.

Furniture, clothing, tapestries, curtains, and a host of other objects are at risk from moths. Because this is not easily repairable, and usually has to be entirely replaced, they have made it to the third spot on our list.

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As you can see, if pest problems are left unattended for any amount of time, the associated costs can and will quickly rack up. Furthermore, property damage is just one of the many problems which can result, without mentioning disease and other issues.

Our locally-based technicians are trained to the highest standard and arrive at calls with vans fully stocked with everything they might need to address the issue on their first visit. Moreover, we will return for as many visits as is necessary to ensure that every last member of the infestation is dealt with.

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