Pest control methods range from DIY pest control to traditional methods to green pest control from a professional exterminating company. Any efforts to control pests, regardless of method, are well worth the investment. Pest prevention is always the best first-line strategy. Simple preventative measures that anyone can take include keeping your house clean and well-sealed, keeping your yard mowed, and practicing good hygiene in and around your home. Pests, on the other hand, can be tenacious, and these efforts aren’t always enough.
Pests can cause a plethora of issues with your home, property, and even your health. Termites, which can cause significant damage to your home; cockroaches, whose droppings can spread disease and trigger allergies and asthma; mosquitoes, which can transmit diseases like West Nile virus and Zika virus; ants, which can cause painful bites and contaminate food; fleas and ticks, which not only cause painful, itchy bites but can also transmit serious diseases like Lyme disease and STARI; and bed bugs, which can quickly infest your home.
According to the National Pest Management Association, Americans spent more than $3 billion on pest control and extermination services last year. If you’ve ever had a pest problem in your home, you’ll probably agree that this investment is worthwhile. The following are some of the advantages of hiring a professional pest company:
SAFETY AND HEALTH
Most people prioritize the health and safety of their family members and pets. Pests carry dangerous diseases and bacteria that can make your family and pets sick. Eliminating these pests as soon as possible can help to reduce exposure and, in the long run, protect your family’s health and well-being. Many companies now provide environmentally friendly solutions that use products derived from flowers, plants, and natural earth elements rather than harsh chemicals.
Pest control professionals have the training, education, and experience to deal with a wide range of pests. They understand the proper and safe methods for identifying, preventing, and eliminating each of these pests, as well as where and when to use them. They also have access to cutting-edge technology and techniques in the field, as well as products and treatments that consumers may not have access to.
Finding the source of the problem improves pest control effectiveness. If you receive treatment but do not successfully eliminate the source, the problem will reoccur in the future. A survey and inspection inside and outside your home are part of routine pest control. This can help them not only identify the source of your current pest problem, but also any pest issues you may be unaware of or issues that have the potential to become future problems. The pest control technician can provide you with a customized pest control program based on their inspection, using the most innovative and advanced products and equipment, implementing Integrated Pest Management (IPM) techniques, which includes the inspection and plan, as well as pest identification, ongoing perimeter protection, and continuous communication to help prevent future problems. Routine treatment and inspection also enables them to detect pest problems before they cause significant damage to your home and property.
While there may be an initial cost to you, the long-term cost savings for professional pest control services can be significant. In most cases, professional extermination yields faster and more effective results than do-it-yourself methods. They can also save you money in the long run by detecting pest problems early and eliminating them quickly, avoiding a costly infestation and/or damage. Most pest control companies also provide a service guarantee, promising to return between scheduled visits if necessary at no additional cost to the customer.