If you have ever lived in San Antonio, you know life is good. But there are some things we have to worry about here: mountain cedar, the summer heat – and bugs. Lots of bugs. Apartments can be especially bad when it comes to pests as they often provide ample sources of food, water and shelter for bugs most common in the area. Here’s a list of the five most common pests that like to live in San Antonio apartments.
These babies are probably the most famous (or infamous) of the common apartment bugs. Few other bugs can claim to strike fear into the hearts of humans quite as much as cockroaches do. You can prevent roach infestations by making sure food crumbs aren’t left out. They are also attracted to moisture, so make sure there aren’t any leaks in your apartment. If you do start to see the signs of a roach infestation, remember that it is important to exterminate them fast because they can multiply in a matter of hours.
The majority of spider species are actually pretty harmless, and they even eat other bugs – but that doesn’t mean you want them in your apartment. Even though most spiders can’t do any harm to humans, two of the deadliest spider species – the black widow and the brown recluse – live in Texas. Plus, there isn’t a worse feeling than accidentally walking through a spider web.
Besides providing inspiration for one of the best/worst movies of the 2000s, scorpions don’t have much to offer us besides a fearsome sting that can be deadly in certain circumstances. These nocturnal creatures like to live in cool, moist spaces like bathrooms and kitchens. You definitely don’t want to mess with these guys.
4. Bed bugs
Bed bugs are the scourge of apartment owners and tenants far and wide, but they thrive in the heat. This makes San Antonio apartments the perfect place for bed bugs to reside. Bed bugs drink human blood, so if you start to see small, red welts pop up on your skin, you might want to check for bed bugs.
There are hundreds of species of ants in the state of Texas. One of the most common most damaging species is the crazy ant. Crazy ants are attracted to sugar, but they are more well known for destroying electronics. The last thing any San Antonian wants is to have their air conditioner destroyed, especially in the middle of the summer. Remember, ants work together. If you see one, there are plenty more to follow.
Residents and apartment owners alike should pay attention to the bugs they find in their homes. One or two bed bugs can quickly spiral out of control and cause infestations throughout your entire apartment community, resulting in unhappy tenants. Luckily, we provide commercial pest control in addition to residential pest control services. If you come across one of these common pests, or even some uncommon pests, make sure to give Apple Pest Control a call!