It is often said that should there be a nuclear war the only thing left would be cockroaches. The people that say that are probably right. Pests are an ever-present problem in today’s world, Missouri is no different. We can take all of the necessary precautions but sometimes they are not enough.
Why do I Need Pest Control?
We all have excuses for not doing things, or not doing them the right way. There are several reasons to invest in regular pest control measures that will not only benefit you and your family, but it will also keep you safe.
You may be thinking that since you are do it yourselfer, you can do pest control yourself as well. You may be able to tackle it on your own, but you may miss what a professional doesn’t. Most of the products that are sold commercially attack the surface but ignore the root of the problem. Until this is addressed, it will just reoccur.
Pests can cause damage to your home and your belongings. If you have ever had a mouse in your house, you will see their trail of destruction is chewed through clothing, wiring, and droppings all over the place. This is not only destroying your home, but it is unhealthy. These pests carry many different viruses and can get you and your family really sick.
They also tend to eat. Everything. If you have a pantry and a pest infestation you probably are going to lose a good portion of the food in your pantry. A pest control professional can customize the treatment for you and give you the peace of mind that you are protected from these home invaders.
Types of Pests
If just the threat of the different benefits isn’t enough for you, let’s take a look at some of the pests that are common to Missouri to see if you want to protect your home from them.
Ants are everywhere. While they may be an annoyance at a picnic, they are absolutely a danger to your home. They can burrow into wood and destroy your property from within. These pests are very powerful and very intelligent and can wreak havoc in your home in no time.
If you have a bed bug infestation you may not know it until it is too late. Bedbugs are so small that they can penetrate your home and before you know it, you have an infestation on your hands. They can hide almost anywhere and feast on your blood or that of your dogs.
Be sure to clean up any food spills and keep your home clean. While this does not guarantee that you will not get an infestation, it can help lower the chances. They are dangerous to you and your family because they carry many different diseases.
Mosquitoes also feast upon blood in order to survive. There are several ways in which to remove the threat such as removing such as removing standing water, staying indoors at dusk and dawn when they are most active, and using natural repellants such as citronella plants. They are also one of the most dangerous pests, accounting for more than one million deaths per year.
Termites can cause a lot of damage to your home and must be dealt with immediately. You must be diligent to investigate your property for termites before they become a problem. Some things to look out for is rotted out wood, mud tubes, and of course if you see the little invaders. You will most likely discover the termites in the spring since they tend to swarm in the home during that time of year.
If you have ever had a tick bite you, you know the uncomfortable feeling of the little bug burrowing into your skin you know that they are not the friendliest of pests. What you may not know is that they are known for spreading lots of diseases and therefore they too need to be removed from the area surrounding your home.
With the reasons why you should and who you are protecting your home from now known it becomes your responsibility to deal with these pests responsibly. Give All Solutions Pest Control a call today so we can help keep the pests away!