Whether your Arizona property is commercial or residential, there are some things that you should know about basements in a climate like this one. While the weather outside may be high both in temperature and humidity, basements are a cool and damp place where pests like to gather. Keep reading to find out all you need to know about the three most dangerous pests that can target the structural stability of your building.
Depending on the type of cricket that is a problem for you, you may deal with holes in clothing and upholstery as well as their signature, if unpleasant, sound. Crickets seek out a place that is dark and has a high percentage of moisture. These insects can leap off the walls in large arcs and startle the faint of heart. Crickets are not harmful in the way that a lot of bugs are, but they certainly are annoying and are an unwelcome guest. Avoid an infestation of rickets by making sure that you do not have any leaks or pools of standing water in your basement.
A termite infestation can cause sores or bites on your skin. While these are not harmful to your health in themselves, they can get infected and cause pain or irritation while healing. Termites are often called our “silent destroyers” for how they chew through various materials in our homes. They chew through a lot of material and go undetected for years. Because their damage goes unnoticed for such a long time, termites can cause a lot of property damage in Arizona.
Though cockroaches tend to be more prevalent in a kitchen or other area where food is prepared, they also like basements because they are often secluded and away from the regular hustle and bustle of life. In Arizona, the most common cockroaches are the German cockroach and the brown banded cockroach. These pests can be the carriers of certain dangerous foodborne illnesses.