House infestation warning sign

Just because you can’t see the bugs marching into your house doesn’t mean they won’t come. Here’s what to look for and what to do to stop an infestation.

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Why You Should Care About Things You Can’t See

Roaches spread disease, according to Ron Harrison, PhD, entomologist and director of technical services for Orkin. House flies are even worse, however, and can transmit the Zika virus, among other things. (Check out this list of the 10 Most Dangerous Bugs to Watch Out For.) Mice and rats can transmit the rare but deadly hantavirus, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Look out for these signs of an infestation:

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Lots of spiders

The main food of a spider is insects; If you see spiders in your home, it is certain that the home is abundant with insects, according to the Panther Pest Control Team. Even if you don’t see any other bugs, it means the spiders are controlling the population – just don’t expect it to last. Consider yourself warned and either call an exterminator and follow these tips to make your home bugproof.

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