Bugs are an inevitable factor when living in the south. If you want to spend any time outdoors it may behoove you to get used to the idea of coming into contact with them. However, you never need to get used to the idea of having bugs inside your house.
Some families consider pest control an essential monthly expense, while others prefer to live life on the edge. We regularly receive calls from homeowners who have avoided pest control until they couldn't stand it one more minute and decided to invest in a professional service. If this sounds like you, here are some things you should know about hiring a pest control service for your home
The Benefits of Regular, Ongoing Service
Too often we get called in to respond to overwhelming pest issues and then once the problem is solved we don’t hear from the homeowner again until the next big problem. This isn’t the best way to operate when it comes to pest control services which is why we always recommend committing to regular, ongoing visits from your pest control professional. Our clients who receive regular visits from a member of our team are more satisfied and have fewer significant pest issues than the other homeowners we meet.
We Show Up When things Get Dicey
Taking into consideration everything that we just said about the importance of ongoing pest control visits (and we absolutely think it’s important), there are some things that come up when you least expect them. Termites, ants, bees, and rodents are all unwanted pests whose presence can sneak up on you. Often you don't see pests like termites until they’ve already put up shop inside your house, and when that happens you don’t want to get caught without a pest control company to call. Having an existing relationship when things get dicey is the surest way to ensure that your problem is solved quickly and carefully.
The Experience to Safely Handle and Distribute Pest Control Products
Are you concerned about the safe use of pesticides in your home and on your property? To be honest, you should be! The misuse of DIY pest control substances can pose health risks to your family and pets, as well as create environmental hazards for local flora and fauna. There is no better reason to hire a professional pest control company than for the safety of the people and animals that you love most. We understand the urge to do-it-yourself, but it’s best that you use up your DIY energy on fun home projects and leave the pest control products to the pros.
Invest in Your Own Peace of Mind
There are more benefits to having a regular relationship with a pest control company than we can tell you here. For many people, the most important benefit is the peace of mind knowing that your house is covered and your family is safe. Pest control keeps your home and family safe from infestation, and that prevents serious structural damage that pests of all kinds can create. Give yourself some peace of mind by hiring the pros.
Help Yourself First
Everything we’ve said to this point has been about how a professional pest company can help you protect your home. But, it’s important to also mention that there are things you can do to protect your home that have nothing to do with the use of pesticides. Most bugs love the same kind of environment, and unfortunately for us its an environment that is very easy to find in the state of Florida. Warm, dark, and damp are the key features of a place where termites and cockroaches like to live, while rodents and ants are looking for food. The question is, what are you unintentionally doing to attract them?
Consider the places around your home where excess water is creating dampness. For instance, is there a leak in your roof, or a faulty gutter? These issues may be inviting unwanted pests. And the same applies to your property. That rotting tree beside your home may be filled with termites and its only a matter of time before they make their way into your home. The same goes for food that is left out and accessible for bugs and rodents. If you don’t want a pest problem, do your best to make your home as unattractive to them as possible.
You deserve a pest control company who will be available to you on a regular basis and in the case of an emergency. But in order to get the most out of your service, there are also things you can do to help yourself. If you have questions about what you can do to make your home safe, sound, and pest resistant give us a call and one of our pest control pros will come to your home for a free estimate. When you’re ready to commit to a regular pest control service our team will be ready to help you keep your home safe from pests.