Pest Control Services For Peace Of Mind
September 22, 2014
Throughout your years as a homeowner you will likely have your share of unwanted guests; in-laws staying over for the holidays, old friends from college who outstay their welcome, door-to-door salesmen trying to sell you cleaning products and vacuums, but none of those compare to pests. Odds are, at some point or another you will have some sort of rodent or insect find its way into your home. Once they get in, they can be next to impossible to get rid of. To pests your home is a 5-star resort. They have an endless supply of food, nice, comfortable temperatures and a quiet place to relax.
Some of the most common pests found in homes are mice, rats, cockroaches, bed bugs, spiders, ants and termites, just to name a few. Some of these pets are nothing more than a nuisance. Bed bugs pose no known threats to people even though they do bite, leaving behind a red, itchy rash. Other pests that are a pain in the neck but are generally harmless include stink bugs, earwigs (which will pinch if they feel threatened and let’s just say it doesn’t feel good if they do) and most kinds of ants. Other pests can contaminate food and surfaces and carry deadly diseases and parasites such as mice, rats and cockroaches. Some types of spiders carry venom that can cause serious reactions. Mice and rats have also been known to chew through wires, posing a fire hazard. There are some others pests that can cause serious structural damage to your home, including termites and carpenter ants. One thing that all of these pests have in common is that no one wants them in their house!
There are some things that pests are drawn to such as food, trash and standing water. You can work to eliminate those things but your best bet for prevention and elimination is to hire a professional. Most bugs and rodents that come into your home don’t want to leave and knowing what to use that will be effective in eliminating them can be like trying to put together a 1400 piece, blank jigsaw puzzle. Preventing them can be almost that difficult. Sometimes no matter what you try to do, pests get in.
When you hire a professional you can rest assured knowing they know where all of the pieces of the puzzle go to make sure your home is safe and pest free. For some added peace of mind, many pest control companies offer year-round protection. They can tailor a plan to fit your specific needs. Imagine not having to worry about mice coming into your home over the winter for a warm place to stay, not having to wonder if there are termites slowing eating away at the structure of your home and not ever having to see a mouse scurry across your kitchen floor! Contact a professional today to learn more about pest elimination and prevention so you can have the peace of mind of a pest free home.