Most Common Pests That Infest Coastal Homes

When you live on the coast, there are advantages and disadvantages. You can view the beautiful sun as it glistens over the ocean. There’s always something to do, such as swimming in the ocean or enjoying one of the activities in the city. However, there are a few pests that can make their way inside the home that might make living on the coast a bit bothersome. Fortunately, you can contact Harbor Pest Control to eliminate the pests that are calling your house their home.

Black widow spiders are often seen in the area. The female of the species is the one to watch out for as she has all the venom where the male generally doesn’t pose any harm to people. The black widow will spin a web that doesn’t really look like a web. She is black in color with a small red hourglass shape on her abdomen. The female can grow to about half an inch in width with the male reaching half the size of the female. The brown widow is a spider that has a similar design but is light brown with an orange shape on its abdomen. They are common in the San Diego area and continue to multiply in number. Most spiders enjoy dark spaces. When you’re walking outside, avoid areas like log piles or tree hollows as these are places where spiders like to make their homes. They also like to build webs in basements, crawlspaces, and attics inside homes.

Bed bugs are another common problem for those who live on the coast. These are small bugs that are hard to see with the naked eye. They burrow into the sides of mattresses and even in the seams of couches and chairs. They usually come out at night and feed off of dead skin. They can leave red marks on the body after biting.

When you live on the coast in San Diego, you will usually see a scorpion every now and then. The body is divided into two parts. There is a main body and the tail. The scorpion does have pincers, but the tail features a stinger that can cause pain if you come into contact with the animal. Roaches, wasps, and mice are also common pests that tend to seek refuge inside the home when you live on the coast. If you see any kind of pests in or around your home, contact Harbor Pest Control to eliminate the problem.

Whether you are in Chula Vista or another coastal area, our team can help. Check out our service area to make sure we can make it out to you!