Pest control for many people can feel like a never-ending, uphill battle of the bugs. The best approach, however, is to take preventative measures; making sure that you safeguard your home or business daily to ensure that annoying pests do not have the opportunity to take up permanent residence in your space. Once these pesky critters settle in, they can be quite difficult to get rid of and are capable of causing hundreds – if not thousands – of dollars’ worth of damage.
A Clean Home Doesn’t Guarantee of Insect Prevention
Many people believe if they keep their home tidy and clean that they won’t have a pest problem. While good housekeeping certainly helps, it won’t ensure a pest-free home. Pests can infiltrate all year long and enter through the smallest of cracks and crevices. Some pests will also become more aggressive and attempt to stay warm by entering your home or business during colder months of the year. The key is to prevent them from entering before pests have the chance to cause damage to your home and property or multiply. Pests breed very quickly, so it doesn’t take long before populations can get out of hand.
If you have small children in the home, setting traps around your home is not a good option. While traps are effective in catching a few pests, this method won’t eliminate an infestation completely. What’s more, many pests, such as mice, can carry and spread deadly diseases. This can be detrimental to those who are sick or who have lowered immune systems, such as the elderly. If that’s not a risk you are willing to take, you should consider hiring a professional pest control company to take care of everything, including the cleanup and disposal of dead bugs or pests. It’s common sense to take preventative measures by checking for – and sealing up – any cracks or holes where pests may be entering.
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The High Price of Insect Damage
Pests are responsible for structural damage and can even cause businesses to be shut down. Insects, rodents, and bugs can make you feel uneasy or hard to relax or sleep in your own home since many pests are most active at night. There is no reason to live in discomfort or to fear pests. By simply being proactive, you’ll be able to keep your home pest-free and a place where you can be comfortable.
Most pests will leave a path of destruction wherever they go, regardless of their size. For example, mice will chew through pretty much anything including water heaters, electrical wires, and insulation. This property damage can cause floods and electrical fires. To make matters worse, pests can die and decompose in the worst possible places, leaving an unbearable stench behind that may be hard to locate and remove. If this scenario doesn’t make you feel safe in your sanctuary, then you may need to hire a professional such as Dallas pest control. A modern-day Ghostbusters of bugs, professionals like this can eliminate your pest problem at the source. They can inspect your home for possible means of entry for rodents or other pests while ensuring that pests won’t return. A monthly service can ensure the prevention of unwanted insects since most companies offer a guarantee. Many companies offer integrated pest management with eco-friendly treatments for ants, termites and even cockroaches using heat and even the botanical ingredients from essential oils.
By investing in a monthly pest control service, you’re ensuring that pets are being prevented effectively. If you’re a homeowner, choosing a monthly service has several benefits. Many people forgo the monthly service in order to save money, but just one major pest infestation can destroy your valuable and personal possessions and even cause structural damage to your home. Unwanted pests and rodents can destroy irreplaceable items such as computer data, photographs or a family heirloom. A professional service can offer some pointers to keep your home pest-free so that you can sleep more soundly at night knowing you and your loved ones are safe from unwanted creepy crawlies.
How do you get rid of “squirrels in the attic”? They’ve been there a while, “gnawing, gnawing, gnawing”. Don’t know what damage has been done. Have set “save-a-life” cage trap but it just ignores it. (Really don’t want to hire an expensive “pest control” service to get rid of it !!!).
Ron & Lisa Beres says
We always revert to integrated pest management for solutions. You might enjoy this document from Beyond Pesticides for the least toxic control of squirrels. Hope this helps. Keep us posted Phillip!