Do pests keep saying hi to you around your Dekalb home? They might not mean you any harm, but it sure doesn’t feel that way. Whether you are dealing with cockroaches in your bathroom, ants in your kitchen, or centipedes in your basement, we have a proposition for you. We think your life would be better with professional on-going pest control services. Here are some reasons why.
Pests Are Problematic
It can be easy to think that pests are nothing more than a nuisance. The truth is, many different pests pose unique problems that can damage your home, harm your family, or just generally cause a stink. Here are a few common area pests and some problems they pose.
Cockroaches can carry 33 different forms of bacteria, 7 dangerous human pathogens, and 6 parasitic worms. These sickness vectors open a wide range of opportunities for you, your family, and even your pets to get very sick.
Rodents are best known for the holes they chew through walls and the diseases they can spread through their fecal matter and urine. Although less common, rodents can also chew through electrical wiring and start house fires.
Bed bugs aren’t known for spreading any forms of dangerous diseases, but they are pretty good at keeping people up at night. As bed bug infestations become severe, it is not uncommon for victims to experience insomnia as well as anemia.
Termites eat wood. Need we say more? If your home is even partly made of wood, then it is susceptible to a termite infestation. To put things into perspective, studies estimate that termites cost homeowners over 5 billion dollars each year in the United States alone.
Stink Bugs aren’t very dangerous or destructive, but they do smell. Each year from March to September, stink bugs are a big problem for homeowners. If crushed or interacted with, these shield-shaped pests release a pungent odor.
How Most People Handle Pests
Many people react to pest problems as they occur. If a pest shows up, they research it, find prevention/elimination tips, and then try to solve the problem on their own. Although this can sometimes work, it is by no means the best solution. For starters, reacting to pest problems allows pests time to cause trouble around your home. In addition to this, the right solution is often hard to find. Use the wrong type of bait for a certain pest and you could find yourself out $50 or more. Finally, dealing with pests on your own can be dangerous. Treatments designed to kill pests can also be extremely toxic to humans and pets. If used improperly, you could put your family at risk.
Why Professional Pest Control Is Better
With on-going professional control, pests are not responded to, but rather prevented from the start. At Pest Control Consultants, we specialize in creating lasting defensive barriers designed to keep pests of all kinds out of homes. Our technicians know which treatments work for different pests the exact way to lay down applications so that they are not posing any risk to you or your family members. Our team also knows exactly how to remove pest problems that are currently active in and around your home.
At the end of the day, pest control is complicated, but we know our stuff. If you want to put in place on-going care for your Dekalb home, our team is standing by and ready to help. Give us a call today to talk to one of our friendly service representatives about your options and to find the solution that best suits you and your home’s needs.