There is a wealth of information supporting the investment of home pest control. Termites can cause damage to the physical structure of your house and creepy crawling bugs make your home feel unclean. But did you know that homes without regular pest control can also pose a health risk to the families who inhabit them?
You’ve seen on the news over the last few years the rise of diseases like the Zika virus and encephalitis. Florida often ends up hosting these diseases because of our climate and because of the number of international travelers who visit our state. And while it isn’t much you and I can do to fight Zika virus, we can do our best to protect our families at home.
Here Are The Facts
In the midst of something as serious as the spread of infectious disease, it's important to arm yourself with the facts. Here is some data from the Center for Disease Control explaining in more detail the problem we face, and help inform your decision to invest in some kind of pest control.
More Cases Of Infection
In a twelve year period, from 2004 - 2016, more than 600,000 patients caught diseases from flea, tick, or mosquito bites which is triple the previous number. In 2016 alone there were over 96,000 known cases.
Travel Is Spreading Disease Faster
The ease of travel between countries increases the spread of these diseases. This is not to say that mosquitoes fly on board a plane to Florida looking for their next meal. In fact, what happens is that already infected patients unknowingly spread disease as they travel from one country to another.
How To Fight It
Although that data might seem overwhelming there are specific things you can do to protect your family and your home from pests carrying harmful disease. Here are three simple and meaningful ways to handle pests on your property.
Invest In Regular Pest Control
First and foremost, the best way to protect your family from pest-borne diseases is to invest in pest control. Having your home treated regularly will keep you ahead of the curve, eliminating existing pets and keeping other unwanted pests from entering your property. Don’t wait until the threat arrives to start investing in a proper pest service for your home.
Maintain Your Yard Properly
Pests love a lawn that isn’t properly cared for. In particular, mosquitoes love standing water. Walk through your property and notice an address the places in which you are attracting unwanted pests.
Treat Your Pets For Fleas And Ticks
Your untreated dogs and cats may be carrying fleas and ticks into your home. Don’t undermine your own efforts by failing to treat your pets.
Your family doesn’t have to become a statistic in the fight against flea, tick, and mosquito-borne diseases. Your investment in a quality pest service is an excellent step toward keeping your family safe and healthy. Give us a call today and we’ll send a certified pest control professional out to your house to give you a free estimate. A healthy home means a healthy family, and we're here to help you achieve that goal.