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As many cabin owners have learned the hard way, an invasion of pests can quickly zap any and all plans you had to kick back and relax at the cabin. But, as cabin owners also know, bugs are simply a part of life in the country. The good news is, there are a variety of ways to not just treat, but also prevent local creepy crawlies from making their way inside.
Wondering what bugs you even need to worry about? The experts at Groundworks analyzed state and regional records for all 50 states and have detailed what pests are the biggest problem in each state. From the northern tip of Maine to southern San Diego County, here are pests most likely to invade your home, based on where you live:
Where to find them: Alaska, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont
Where to find them: Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, Ohio and Tennessee
Where to find them: Delaware, Maryland, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Texas and Virginia
Where to find them: Nevada, New Mexico and South Carolina
Where to find them: Arizona and Utah
Where to find them: Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington and Wyoming
There are tens of thousands of types of spiders, and many are harmless and a helpful part of the ecosystem. Some species pose human health risks, but none are really desirable roommates. They build nests in quiet, off-the-beaten-path areas within your home, but regular maintenance should prevent any unwanted visitors.
Where to find them: Alabama, California, Florida, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi and West Virginia
Where to find them: Illinois, New Jersey and Wisconsin
Hanging out in doorways and windows, wood-boring beetles carve tunnels and holes in wood, laying larvae, which is how you know they have arrived.