Ever since the dawn of civilisation, pests have plagued people and caused the spreading of disease or structural damage to properties. With the rodent and insect population currently booming and becoming more resistant to poison and pesticides, it’s become more important than ever to rely on the services of professionals to protect both your home and your health.
So, let’s explore why hiring exterminators is the best course of action when it comes to dealing with pests.
A detailed plan and expertise
Professional companies will conduct a thorough inspection and follow a detailed plan specific to your home’s design when dealing with pesky creatures. A part of that includes identifying entry points, deciding on the best elimination method, and any follow-up procedures in the future.
Truth is, if people attempt to follow the internet’s advice on how to deal with the pests themselves, chances are they will make some mistakes, which can end up costing them thousands in repairs.
Some pesticides and poisons are also dangerous and can cause major health complications. That’s why it’s best to trust the expertise of the exterminators who will use environmentally safe products which will not cause any allergic reactions or respiratory problems.
Furthermore, no process of elimination is complete without also getting rid of the eggs and larvae. Trained professionals will take care of all of that and ensure there will be no re-infestation.
On top of that, professionals will give you a warranty for a certain amount of time, which is a much better option than the guarantee a DIY treatment provides.
Protection against diseases
Almost all pests carry and bring diseases to people’s homes. That makes pest-proofing your property and regular check-ups of utmost importance when it comes to safeguarding your and your family’s health.
Here are what diseases different kinds of pests bring with them:
Rodents are known to carry more than 35 diseases (plague, hantavirus, salmonellosis, monkeypox, and others), they might carry parasites and cause structural damage (plus, they are just plain unsightly).
Mosquitoes spread malaria, Zika virus, West Nile virus, dengue, Japanese encephalitis and more.
Cockroaches transmit cholera, typhoid fever, plague, dysentery, salmonellosis, and many more. They, along with termites, can also trigger allergies and asthma attacks.
DIY pest control is not only ineffective but dealing with dangerous chemicals can expose you and your family to all kinds of health risks. That’s why it’s best to leave that to trained professionals who are specialized in that and will apply only EPA-approved products.
Prevents property damage
Infestations cause lots of damage to your property if left untreated. Not only can pests contaminate food and damage furniture, but some of them can also lead to expensive structural damage.
The three most common types of pests to watch out for:
Rodents, like mice and rats, chew through the insulation of cables, which causes 25% of all fires, or even flooding, as their razor-sharp incisors can chew even through pipes.
Termites can lead to collapsing roofs or even damaged foundations, plus, they are notoriously difficult to get rid of.
Cockroaches can quickly infest any property and may cause damage related to sanitation, plus they carry a number of diseases.
Hiring professionals will lead to quick and efficient results, as well as prevent future infestations and property damages. If you are unsure about the severity of the infestation, it’s best to call the pest control experts to do a check-up, before things get out of hand.
Most people wait until it’s too late before calling professional exterminators and that results in lots of wasted time and effort.
Pest control experts are careful to identify the exact species of pest and apply the specific chemicals and treatments that are needed. Early intervention also means much less work for the experts and that the issue will be solved much quicker and cheaper.
Here’s why hiring professionals will save you money:
Experts will inspect your home and offer the best kind of treatment and eliminate the pests in a limited time frame. This will save lots of money, time and effort;
Clearing the infestation early is cheaper and can save you thousands in structural damages;
It will eliminate the health risks and potential medical costs of handling dangerous chemicals yourself;
Regular check-ups will also ensure protection and no major property damage (plus, they are cheaper than an emergency call);
Last but not least, delegating to professionals will save you time, which you can spend on other, more important things.
Provides peace of mind
One of the most important things quality pest control offers is peace of mind.
Having pesky creatures in your home means more stress, inconvenience and potentially sleepless nights. When you hire professional exterminators you will save yourself all the hassle of having to deal with the problem yourself. You will also rest assured that there will be no pests running around your home and that your property is safe and pest-free.
On top of that, lots of licensed companies also offer year-round protection, which ensures there will be no uninvited guests who will grate on your nerves or put you and your family at risk.
Contacting a professional pest control company is the only effective way to get rid of any pesky creatures swiftly and safely. DIY methods will only prolong the infestation, and achieve limited results at best, as well as put you and your family at risk.
That’s why the best thing to do is to take action immediately and call professionals before it’s too late. Only that will ensure that the infestation won’t become a major source of inconvenience, and save you most of the trouble and health risks associated with it.