A tidy, well-kept house is always pest free, right? Not necessarily. Pests can be attracted to your home for various reasons, many of which have nothing to do with cleanliness. Some common home invaders make it very obvious that they are there, while others and their generations of off-spring may hide away without a peep. There are many reasons why regular pest control is necessary for every home maker to consider.
"Do-it-Yourself" Isn't Always Doing Enough
Many do-it-yourself treatments appear to get the job done, when in reality they only attack the tip of the iceberg. Many store-bought and home remedies are only capable of taking care of what you see on the surface. More often than not, the source of your infestation is hidden away. That's why it is important to contact a pest control professional at the first sign of a home invasion. Trained to stop an infestation at its source, the professionals here at Be Gone Pest Control know just what to look for, and how to get rid of it permanently.
Pests Pose Real Health Threats
Public health officials attribute our current, clean quality of living to three very important variables:
1. Vastly improved sanitation
2. Proven vaccines and medications
3. High-quality pest control
Some of the most common pests, such as rodents, ticks, and mosquitoes, are capable of transferring terrible diseases. Mice and rats can carry leptospirosis, which can be fatal if passed on to a human. Ticks carry Lyme disease, which comes with flu-like symptoms. Mosquitoes are capable of carrying a host of different illnesses, including Dengue Fever and Zika. As we say in the Caribbean, its impossible to tell by looking. In the case of pests, it is impossible to know if a pest is carrying a disease or not, which is why it is best to err on the side of caution.
Damage to Property and Belongings
Many home-invading pests find their way into your home in the first place because they have found a source of food. Wood eating bugs, such as termites and powder post beetles, are capable of tearing your home apart. They hide within the walls, so they often cause a lot of damage before anyone even notices they are there. Other pests, such as silverfish, are attracted to organic fibers, and therefore love to munch on your belongings. Couches, clothing, blankets, and towels are just some of the items at risk for damage. Our pest control professionals are trained to survey the area in and around your home, to keep pests that you might not even be aware of under control.
Keep Food Safe & Healthy
Pest control is necessary in both residential and commercial settings, especially when it comes to food. Businesses in the food service industry often deal with scrap-eating pests, such as cockroaches and rodents. In homes, pests such as house ants and others will find their way into your cupboard, and make a meal out of your favorite snacks. Further still, many pests, such as aphids, can stop the proper growth of fruits and vegetables in your garden. Many of the aforementioned pests carry diseases, or at the very least will contaminate your food by living in it. The easiest way to keep your food safe from pests is to contact your local pest control provider.
One thing is for certain; a pest free home is a happy home. Even the sign of the tiniest unwanted creature can cause a huge headache and for some tremendous anxiety. Besides our free inspections and on-demand periodic treatments, we also offer basic pest control plans which include year-round bi-monthly inspections, and both indoor and outdoor treatments to stop pests. Just give us a call (246) 283-9981 / service@Bgonepest.com, and we'll handle the rest.