About Pest Control

Pest control involves the management of pests that affect human activities. Pests are uninvited insects, rodents, and other types of bugs or animals that invade areas where humans regularly abide. Pests can cause damage to property, bite or harm humans, destroy food or just become pesky little critters.

What types of pests are commonly found in households?

Common household pests include:

  • Spiders
  • Moths
  • Termites
  • Flies
  • Ants
  • Roaches
  • Mice
  • Beetles
  • Beg Bugs
  • Crickets

Due to so many common household pests, steps should be used to prevent any major damage to your residence.

What steps can be taken to avoid major pest damage to the home?

  • Ask questions and learn about your residence, inside and out.
  • Learn about pests in general and about the pests you notice around your home.
  • Find ways to practice preventing the pests from accessing your home in the first place.
  • Use pesticides as directed by the label.
  • Get rid of easy access to water and food.
  • Cut and remove shrubs, bushes and additional overgrowth.
  • Get rid of inside and outside debris.
  • Check for sightings of infestation, which can include pest droppings.

Along with prevention, pest control services are also ideal when getting rid of pests.

What are the various types of services?

Keeping a solid insect and rodent control service has many benefits and advantages. Technicians have knowledge on how to treat and get rid of pest infestations. Pest control is affordable and typically costs anywhere from $300 to $500, and generally includes scheduled visits from a technician. Technicians assess the infested areas and identify ways to prevent or get rid of them. They use some of the following services to help protect your investment:

  • Chemical: Involves using pesticides or insecticides, and is common for use on insects. Pesticides are substances used for the purpose of repelling pests or preventing them from accessing properties. Chemical Pesticides should be handled by qualified professionals.
  • Biological Pest Control: Involves bringing in a pest’s natural predators to assist with getting rid of infestations.
  • Mechanical: Involves disposing of or removing pests directly from the home.
  • Natural Pest Control: Involves using organic or plant-based methods to get rid of pests.
  • Microbial: Involves the use of bacteria to get rid of pests.

Pest control services vary but help when you need protection from pests. Choose the right one to help protect you and your family.

 

How can you keep your home protected from pests?

Prevention is the primary way to protect your home from pests. Bugs and other pests rarely take breaks. Consistency is key for pest free residential maintenance. If pests have already accessed your home, there are ways to protect it.

Check around windows and doors, and seal or repair any gaps or cracks. Check the outside of the house for any areas where pests could have access. Types of sealants for cracks include caulk, copper mesh, or steel wool.

Some types of lighting may attract flying pests. Halogen or tinted lights are effective, and not as attractive to insects.

Drains under the sinks can become breeding grounds for smaller insects. Keep drains clog-free and clean your residence regularly. Cleanliness is less attractive to pests.

Invest in a quality pest control service. Pest control technicians work to prevent and keep away any existing rodents, insects, bugs and other pests. They help to prevent any destruction to the property which could lead to dangerous situations for residents.

 

What are the possible dangers of having pests in your home?

Pests cannot only affect your property, but also your health. They tend to carry diseases, pathogens, bacteria and other germs. This can be spread to food and food preparation surfaces and can cause illness or food poisoning if ingested. Shedding from pests, such as cockroaches, can also cause allergies. Property damage can be caused by termites eating through a residential wood. This could pose dangers to the structure of the property.

The importance of pest control is vital to the protection of human health and investments. Investing in pest control is a solid way to prevent the stress of having pests.