Too often, people wait to contact a pest control professional until their home is overrun. Calling an exterminator to your home should not be an emergency situation. Here are eight excellent reasons to get pest control services on a regular basis.
1. Early Detection
Pest control experts are well educated on all types of pests that may invade your home. They are trained to spot signs of pest entry before it becomes apparent to the average person. This is invaluable for preventing a full blown infestation that will become a bigger, more difficult problem in the future. When you have a monthly appointment with a pest control company, one of the services they perform is scouting in and around your home to keep tabs on any changes that may indicate pests are moving into your home.
2. Prevent Diseases
Many of the pests that commonly make their way into your home carry diseases that are harmful to humans. Roaches, fleas, ticks, bedbugs and rodents all carry extremely germs that can make the members of your household very ill. If you allow pests to congregate in large numbers, you are opening yourself up to becoming sick. A monthly preventative treatment will keep large numbers of these disease carrying pests from entering your home.
3. Prevent Property Destruction
Your home is likely one of the largest investments you have. Just as you wouldn’t allow a dead tree to remain standing next to your home, other threats to the structure of your home should be taken care of before they cause expensive property damage. Pests such as rodents, termites and carpenter ants chip away at the structure of your house and can cause damage before you even realize they are a problem. An exterminator takes care of these harmful pests before they damage your home.
4. Save Time
By the time you notice that a pest has invaded your home, the infestation has usually been going on for some time. At this point, many people believe they can eliminate the infestation with home remedies. Unfortunately, when they realize a professional is required they have already spent a large amount of time and frustration on the problem. Your time is valuable. Spend it on things you like to do, and let the professionals tackle the tasks they can do far more efficiently and effectively.
5. Save Money
When you do not have a standing appointment with a pest control company, you are potentially creating a money sink that can quickly drain your bank account. Once pests move into your home, it is much more difficult and expensive to remove them. The damage they do before they are eliminated can also end up costing you unnecessary money. It is much cheaper in the long run to pay a monthly fee to ensure your home remains pest free.
6. Protect Pets
Our pets quickly find their way into our hearts and become members of the family. Unfortunately, cats and dogs are natural predators that will go after tiny animals that scurry. This can be very dangerous if they chase a rodent that decides to fight back or a pest that is carrying diseases. Avoid unnecessary trips to the vet by making your home inhospitable to pests.
7. Avoid Embarrassment
If you have ever had that moment when you are entertaining and a large cockroach scuttles across the floor in front of your guests, you know what it is like to want to sink through the floor. Hosting a house full of pests gives the impression that you are a terrible housekeeper with a dirty home, even if that is not the case. Avoiding the embarrassment of an accidental pest sighting is one of the many benefits of getting monthly pest prevention.
8. Protect Food
If you are like most people, you store a good amount of food in your cabinets and pantry. These cool, dark places are favorite feeding grounds for roaches, rodents and pantry moths. Pantry moths can chew through cardboard and flexible plastic, while rats and mice can easily chew through canned goods and thick plastic. Replacing this food can take a large chunk of change from your bank account. In this case, a little prevention goes a long way.
Keeping your home and family pest free can bring peace of mind that is priceless. Hiring a professional pest control service is well worth the reasonable prevention fee.