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Back To School Bugs

September 20, 2017

Kids are wonderful, aren't they? They bring so much joy to our lives. But they can also bring other things into our lives. Things like bugs. Yup, you heard that right. Bugs. Not on purpose, mind you. It just happens. Here is one of the fun and wonderful ways it happens.

Kids don't really pay too much attention to cleanliness, as a general rule. Most children have too many other more important things to do than take care of clutter or clean their hands. And, when parents don't have the time or ability to do it for them, pests will take advantage of this.

Rodents live for clutter. A cluttered bedroom is one of their favorite places to be. Normally preferring to run with one side against the wall, a cluttered room gives them the cover to feel safe enough to explore everywhere. And children usually reward them for their exploration efforts by leaving an old apple, a piece of candy, or some other amazing treat on the floor, for them.

When rodents get into a home, they often don't come alone. They can bring in mites, ticks, fleas, and other unwanted guests. This can lead to a secondary infestation, and lots and lots of bites.

When those kids go to school, they can bring those secondary pests with them. Two articles of clothing laid close together is all it takes for these parasites to spread from child to child. It is also possible for some parasites to transfer through close contact. When this happens, those pests are going to ride their way to a new home. Maybe your home.

If you thought the occasional problem of finding ants in your kid's lunch box was bad, it is nothing compared to dealing with parasites. A lice infestation will have you washing everyone's hair with special shampoo and combining out the dead bugs. If a tick transfers to one of your pets, you could be looking at the frustration of washing all the bedding in your home, vacuuming all the rugs, and treating all your pets with a flea bath. And we probably don't have to tell you how much of a nightmare it is to get a bed bug infestation.

Kids bring a lot of great things into our lives. If your kid accidentally brings something "not-so-great" into your life, reach out to Nozzle Nolen. We use advanced pest control methods and products to quickly resolve a wide range of household pest issues. Reach out to us today for immediate assistance. We look forward to serving you.


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