Soft ticks have a leathery, tough exoskeleton protecting them instead of a hard shell. Best known are the common fowl tick and relapsing fever tick. They are found on poultry or on rodents in caves and carry various diseases.
Get Rid of Soft Ticks
Ticks are either hard or soft. Hard have a shield over most of their body and feed on all sizes of mammals. Soft have a leathery exoskeleton and feed mostly on birds and bats. Both develop in stages and carry diseases.
Prevention is the best method to keep rodents out of a house. Ensure all openings to the outside are sealed with proper materials. Keep counters clean, food properly stored, trash sealed, and all of it away from the ground.
Termites can devastate a home. They feed on the products used in construction. Signs of damage are hollowed wood, mud tunnels at the foundation, piles of wings or swarms, blistered paint, and minimal water damage on walls.
The first step in controlling bedbugs is finding their hideout. Once located, a plan of action can be enacted. High heat, inescticides, and powders are all good at eliminating bedbugs. Consult a pest control expert for help.