The Importance Of Prevention For Pest Control

11/05/2013


General Pest Control   

So even though fall has just begun in DC, are you already battling lady bugs, stink bugs and other fall invaders? If so, you are probably going to be seeing more pests before the season is over! The Maryland pest control professionals at American Pest deal with controlling pest invasions during each season of the year, but the fall seems to be particularly busy for us, especially with so many reports this year of stink bugs in houses and commercial facilities. At the beginning of every season, we’re always touting the importance of pest prevention for your home to help you experience fewer pest problems. Here are just a few great reasons why pest prevention is so beneficial as part of your pest control strategy:

 

  • Prevention eliminates the need for pest control treatments, thus reducing your costs and protecting your bottom line.

  • Prevention can have alternative benefits you may not have expected. For example, using weather stripping around doors and windows can help prevent insects from entering your home, as well as making your home more energy efficient.

  • Prevention eliminates the contact you have with bothersome and sometimes damaging pests. Common household bugs that can pose a problem to your health include poisonous spiders and cockroaches and rodents like mice and rats are also known for spreading diseases.

 

To adequately prevent pests, several measures should be taken around your home or business. Pest prevention techniques that we recommend include:

 

  1. Blocking up gaps in the exterior of your home; wolf spiders, common house spiders, flies and other bugs found in homes typically enter through gaps in siding or around utility cables, holes in door and window screens and unscreened vents.

  2. Storing food in tightly sealed containers or in the refrigerator rather than on countertops.

  3. Taking out the trash regularly and keeping it stored away from your structure.

  4. Enlisting the assistance of DC pest control services from American Pest in Howard County to help with pest prevention efforts through a year round pest control program.

 

For more information on how to prevent house bugs in Maryland, contact the professionals at American Pest. We can provide exceptional pest control services that include inspection and prevention to help you eliminate the conditions that may be attracting pests. Contact us today to schedule your first appointment!

 






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