Home ownership is a hallmark of the American dream, but when you purchase a house, you may be getting more than you bargained for — particularly if you find out down the line that your home is suffering from an infestation of pests.
No, we’re not talking about your son’s obnoxious friends who eat all the cereal and leave their hockey jerseys lying around. We’re talking about creepy, crawly critters like ants, termites, roaches, spiders, wasps, and even rodents. These unwanted guests bring with them a definite yuck factor, but they may also be damaging your home.
Termites are notorious for nibbling away at the wood of your home, and it’s estimated that the average termite infestation costs $3,000 in repair costs — that’s not even counting the money needed to eliminate the bugs themselves! Mice, rats, and voles can chew through floors, walls, doors, furniture, and many other household items. Cockroaches are allergenic and can spread disease. Carpenter ants hollow out wooden structures to nest inside. Many different pests may also be posing a risk to your electronic items, since they chew through the cords — in turn causing a fire hazard.
Of course, for most people just the very idea of having these insects and rodents inside their home, feasting on their crumbs, is enough to send them screaming for Pennsylvania pest control services.
If you suspect that there are pests living in your home, it’s important to get advice and assistance from the experts. Trying to eradicate the pests on your own can lead to additional damage, and how will you be certain when the job is actually done? Instead, get peace of mind by calling in a pest control company.
The process of de-pestifying your property will begin with an inspection. The technicians will take a good look at the house and all the potential entry points into it, to determine the source of the problem. Once they have identified how the infestation began, they can then explain the necessary steps for stopping it — and for preventing the pests from ever returning.
You may need alterations to the structure of your home, or you may have unwanted moisture that is attracting insects. The pest control company will recommend services to help with exterior renovations, if necessary.
Next, they will address the interior spaces that are welcoming to the pests. Closing off unused areas of the home like crawlspaces, for example, may be a simple way to say goodbye to your pests.
The pest control company will also, if appropriate, use an organic, 100% natural spray that is toxic to the life forms you want to eliminate — but totally safe for you and your family. There’s no need to spray poison all over the place when these organic compounds do the job just as well, with no risk to you or your pets.
Rather than getting in over your head — or worse, living with these critters! — why not leave this odious job to the professionals? Call your local pest control company today.