Pest Control: Common Pests In Attics

pest controlThe attic is a place homeowners often neglect and one of the common areas that need pest control services. Most of the time, the roof is used to store holiday decorations and boxes. The attic is a great place for pests to build their nests. Pests are able to make nests in attics, which are darkened and rarely visited. It is a prime location for pests, whether they are unwanted mice or ants.

Here, Zap Pest Control Inc. explains what pests can live in your attic this winter and how you can prevent them using tips from experts in pest control in Myrtle Beach.

Pest Control: Attic Pests


Termites are known to be deadly hidden killers. Termites are not satisfied and will always seek out food to eat. These pests can do so much damage because they eat 24 hours a day. Your attic is a great place for termites because they will eat boxes, wood and anything else that they find.

Your home can be saved from being literally eaten away by termites by eliminating an infestation. You’ll find Formosan termites as well as Eastern Subterranean termites. Termites could be identified by bulges in the paint or wallpaper, holes in furniture that are created out of wood as well as boxes that have wings, which are exposed to light. Call Zap Pest Control Inc. right away if you believe your house has a termite infestation and you need residential pest control services.


Roaches are among the most common household pests across the world. Cockroaches prefer to live in tight, small, and dark spaces, close to water and food. Cockroaches are usually found in kitchens and bathrooms, where they could be detected using secondhand appliances, boxes, and bags.

Cockroaches could spread bacteria as well as other pathogens to food and can also contaminate it. These preventative measures can help you prevent cockroach infestations in your home this winter.

  • Get rid of unneeded clutter
  • Make Clean Dishes
  • Get rid of water sources
  • Seal Your House
  • Vacuum Regularly
  • Pet food for sale
  • Clean Around Appliances


More than 35,000 spider species are known around the globe, but only 3,500 of these are found in the United States. Spiders are generally beneficial, preying on insects, crickets, mites and other household pests. While most spiders are not harmful to humans, they can still be annoying. These simple steps will help you prevent spiders from entering your home.

  • Keep a tidy home.
  • Do not leave food out as it attracts other insects and, consequently, spiders.
  • Regularly vacuum up spider webs.
  • You should seal any cracks and entry points within your home.
  • Maintain a healthy landscape. Keep plants and vegetation away from your home.


Although ants are not a problem but a nuisance, they can infest your attic. It’s a good idea if you discover ants in your house or business to track their entry points and follow their path.

To eliminate your ant colony permanently, you should call Zap Pest Control Inc. The visible ants will be killed by household sprays or over-the-counter treatments. Most likely, the source of the infestation is hidden within your own home.


During winter, pests move indoors in search of warmth and shelter. The most common rodent found in winter is the mouse. The home of house mice is usually in basements and attics.

They can damage your property by chewing through walls, wires and other electrical wiring that could then ignite an electric fire. Also, mice can spread diseases such as Salmonella and tapeworms and can contaminate food. These preventative steps will help you avoid mice infesting the home this winter.

  • Seal Entry Points
  • Clean-Up
  • Pets


There are many species of centipedes, but the most common is the house centipede. They can have up to 177 pairs. These insects prefer dark and damp areas so large closets or attics make great hiding places. Although you won’t find thousands or hundreds of centipedes, an infestation can be annoying. It is important to identify them and remove them from your attic. Start by setting up a trap for common household pests.

Zap Pest Control Inc. is committed to providing the best quality service and the best customer care in the industry. Our pest control services have been protecting commercial and residential properties for almost three decades. We can help you keep your property free from pests and wildlife this season.

Zap Pest Control Inc. can help you if your traps are clogged with centipedes and other pests. Call us today to schedule a service appointment.

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Zap Pest Control Inc.
2507 Forestbrook Rd Suite G
Myrtle Beach, SC 29588

Areas Served: Surfside Beach SCCarolina Forest SC, Conway SC, Little River SC, North Myrtle Beach SC, Socastee SC, Myrtle Beach SC

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