Finding a good pest control service is essential to any home or business owner. Pests can cause severe structural damage, spread disease, and cause unnecessary stress. But what makes a pest control company worth hiring? Here are a few pointers for keeping some of the most common pests out of your home by selecting the aid of a professional pest control company.
Rats and mice are a serious problem for any homeowner. They gnaw away at the structure of your home, destroying its value and making a ton of noise. They also spread disease by tracking their droppings and urine all over the home. They are known to carry other parasites such as fleas, ticks, mites, and lice, and will live off of any source of food you have in the house. Understanding the behavior of these small animals is critical to ridding your house of them. A professional will understand their eating habits, find their nesting areas, know when and how much they breed, and deprive them of food and water. Professionals understand what baits to use, how often to check them, and what poisons are necessary, if any. A short consultation with a pest control professional will give you an idea of how long it will take to rid your home of rodents and how much it will cost.
German roaches are the most prolific roach species in North America. They are disgusting and spread disease. Once they're in your home, you can bet they plan to stay, so preventative measures are best. Check all clothing and luggage after returning home from any place known to have German roaches. If your home is infested, only a professional can rid you of them. Starving them out and going to extreme lengths to be clean will help, but since these guys will even feed on a book if hungry, consulting a professional to develop an extermination strategy is best.
Ants can destroy your home, garden, and even injure you. Ants live in large subterranean colonies, so finding a professional who understands how to destroy the entire population is critical. Shop around with friends and neighbors to find someone who is experienced and has a proven track record.
While you certainly didn't invite them, pests have invaded your house. Clean up as best you can, pull out your address book, and find a referral for a quality pest control professional so you can get on with a clean pest-free life.