Many people are familiar with the phrase that if you see one insect or other pest, there are more that you do not see. This is because many pests build their nests and colonies inside walls and in other out-of-the-way places. In addition to ants, cockroaches and termites, other pests that can quickly multiply include rodents, such as mice, rats and squirrels. Many insects and pests can lay hundreds of eggs or produce large litters. The result is a larger infestation that does more damage to your home as these pests weaken structural elements and chew through insulation and electrical wiring. In addition to contaminating food with their droppings, these pests can also carry a variety of diseases that pose a significant health risk to your family.
This can be especially troublesome in winter when bugs and rodents try to move indoors to escape the elements. Your home is the perfect breeding ground for many pests because it provides them sources of food, water and shelter. They can enter through tiny cracks, crevices and gaps where utility lines pass through walls, caulking has dried and worn away or weatherstripping is missing from doors and windows.
Keeping your home pest free is a multi-step process. Along with eliminating entry points and maintaining proper hygiene, you need to a professional pest control plan. Spraying and trapping the pests that you see does little to stop an infestation. An experienced pest control technician will develop an action plan that will eliminate any infestations that are already present as well as establishing ways to keep them from coming back. Call today for a free, no-obligation quote on how you can maintain a pest-free home.