Why You Should Call a Pest Control Company

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We have no choice but to live with insects and other pests. They’re a part of the ecosystem just as we are. What we can choose, however, is not to have them share our homes. If you’ve ever seen a cockroach scurry across your kitchen floor, there’s no doubt pests are unwanted guests. Trying to decide what to do about them, however, can be another matter. Here are six reasons a pest control company is the way to go:

    They protect your health

    As if being creepy isn’t bad enough, pests are virulent carriers of diseases and bacteria. Having them running about your home exposes you, your family members – – including pets – – and your guests to harmful illness. Not only that, but the bacteria carried on pests’ bodies can exacerbate pre-existing health problems such as asthma or allergies.

    Everyone knows ticks carry Lyme disease, but did you also know cockroaches carry salmonella and E coli on their bodies? And cockroaches are nearly indestructible. They can go an entire month with no food; they can even live for a week without their head. The only reason decapitation kills cockroaches at all is because they can’t get adequate food and water without a mouth. Luckily while they can live for a month without food, dehydration will take them out in a week. But do you really want to wait a week for your water-deprived cockroaches to die? Far better to call a pest control company for immediate termination.

    Identify, locate, and terminate

    The main reason to call a pest control service is pretty obvious: to ferret out any unwanted pests and eliminate them. This is certainly something you can do yourself. Chances are if you’re considering calling a local pest control company, you’ve already identified one or two unwanted guests. A pest control contractor, however, can locate and eliminate even those pests you haven’t seen or thought about. From rodents to spiders to all variety of insects, the beauty of the exterminator is he doesn’t discriminate.

    A professional pest control contractor will have the training and experience necessary to recognize an infestation and eliminate it once and for all. He’ll know which methods are the best for addressing your pest problem and how to safely apply the proper dosage of any baits or chemicals. If you’re worried about chemicals in your home, there’s natural pest control companies, too.

    Cutting it off at the source

    Even if cutting off its head won’t solve the problem (ech-hem – cockroaches), a pest control company can do one better: it can find the source. You can kill all the roaches you want, but as long as they’re producing six to 14 egg capsules with six to 14 eggs in each capsule during every mating season, you aren’t likely to come out victorious. The only way to rid yourself of an infestation once and for all is to cut it off at its source.

    A professional pest company can quickly determine where your pests are coming from. They’ll also know what to do about it once they have.

    Saves you time

    With their training and expertise, a professional pest control company can provide far quicker results than any DIY attempts. Most infestations can be treated in under six hours. If you have a particularly large problem requiring fumigation, however, you’re looking at up to a week of extermination time.

    Of course, you’re welcome to test out all the store-bought or at-home remedies for termites you can find, though. Let us know how long they take to work.

    To prevent damage and save money

    In the long-run, a pest control company can save you money. How? By preventing further damage to your home. An estimated $30 billion in damage to crops and man-made structures is caused by termites and similar pests each year in the United States. We probably don’t need to list the ways termites, rodents, and other pests can damage your foundations, furniture, carpets, walls, or clothes. The point is, by the time this damage has been done, the repair costs are almost guaranteed to outweigh the costs of a pest control company. Look at paying a pest control company as insurance against far worse future costs.

    To get peace of mind

    Need we say more?

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