Reasons You Should Schedule Pest Control Services

Rodents and insects are always looking for an excuse to make their way into your home. Whether it’s too cold and they want to be warm, or it’s sweltering heat that drives them to your air conditioning, they want in. It may be easy to overlook a single insect or spider in your house, but if you see one, it means there are more hiding.

While this thought may make your skin crawl, the solution is simple. Hiring a pest control company may seem excessive or expensive, but when you consider the long-term results, the decision is easy.

Here are the top five reasons you should schedule an inspection.

Keep Your Family Safe

Bugs are not known for their choosy diets. They eat anything organic and bring those germs and bacteria into your home. Rodents like mice and rats carry diseases such as salmonellosis, hantavirus, rat-bite fever, and leptospirosis, not to mention they leave droppings and urine everywhere they go.

Hiring pest control will protect the health of your family much more than store-bought traps, poisons, and foggers. And speaking of store-bought pest control . . .

Pest Control Experts Save You Time and Money

When you try to evaluate your own infestation, there’s a likelihood of misidentification. There are hundreds of different kinds of ants, termites, spiders, cockroaches, and beetles. Store-bought pesticides may not work as effectively or at all. They can even pose a health hazard to your family and pets if used incorrectly.

One of the main reasons to hire pest control is to leave the work to the experts. Trained professionals will save you time and money by assessing and using the best, safest methods to eradicate your pest problem.

Protect Your Home

An unchecked infestation can cause incalculable damage to your house. Mice gnaw through wires and build nests that saturate the surrounding area with ammonia from urine. Termites can eat away at the studs and weaken your house’s structural integrity.

Using pest control is an investment in the property value of your home and provides peace of mind for you.

Prevent Future Infestation

Pointe Pest Control says pest control “not only eliminates any current problem you may have but also prevents any future potential pest issues.” One job of good pest control services is to identify points of access into your home and seal them. Eliminating these weak places reduces the amount of further infestation.

Break the Cycle

One important aspect of pest control is routine visits. Many insects lay eggs in the home that go unarmed during the extermination. Having pest control services come back on a quarterly or semi-annual basis will ensure that the life cycle of your pests is broken and under control.

Guests, Not Pests

If your house is suffering from an infestation, the safest and most thorough solution is to hire pest control. Your house should have invited guests, not pests.

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