Are you living with bugs? Why is that? I don't imagine it is because you like bugs--although there are some people who actually do. It is more likely you've just given up. Within a typical year, you probably come in contact with a thousand different bugs: mosquitoes, flies, spiders, fleas, beetles, and more. After a while, you think bugs are just a part of life. But they don't have to be. You can seal your home from bugs. But first you have to recognize that bugs are a problem. Here are two major reasons you should sign up for year round pest control.
Pests bring disease
Before you roll your eyes, ask yourself, "is that cockroach or mouse, that was sliding around in the dumpster across the street, going to wipe his feet before he climbs around in your silverware drawer?" Bugs and rodents like decay. If a domesticated dog will lock in on the nastiest rotted thing, and gobble it up in an instant, how much faster will a wild animal be drawn to filthy things? Animals love rot. And wild animals drag that rot into your home, and into your food cabinets. They won't think twice about crawling through a sewage pipe, and then scurrying over your plates. This assault on your health goes unnoticed. Many families fight illness without even realizing that bugs and wildlife created the conditions for their sickness, by infiltrating their cabinets, and contaminating their food and dishes.
And then there are the stinging and biting insects. The ones that fly through the air, like the mosquito and the wasp. Neither one of these is great to have around when you're doing a cookout in the back yard. And you have the ones that get you when you're sleeping at night, like the spider or the bed bug. Though mosquitoes are the only insect on this list that carry disease, the others are no less horrible to have around.
Pest damage property
Pests also threaten the health of your home. I'm sure you don't have to be told that termites are bad for your equity. But, do you know that many homeowners don't do anything to protect against them? Termites cause over $5 billion in property damages each year in the United States, and a healthy termite colony can destroy a home in under five years. This is not a bug you want to ignore.
Carpenter ants are another home wrecker. Though they don't eat wood--like the termite--they can still be quite destructive, as they burrow channels through your wood to make their colonies.
Mice eat through sheetrock and softer wood, and worsen areas that have already been attacked by bugs. They chew on wires and cables hidden in your walls, and this kind of damage is hard to track down and fix.
Year round pest prevention can keep those bugs away--even bugs you wouldn't think to get rid of, like the mosquito. With year round pest prevention you can keep your family healthier and happy. It is as easy as picking up the phone.