Top 5 Reasons Why You Need Regular Pest Control

4/11/17


General Pest Control   
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A tidy, well-kept house is always pest free, right? Not necessarily. Pests can be attracted to homes for various reasons, many of which have nothing to do with cleanliness. Some common home invaders make it very obvious that they are there, while generations of others may hide away without a peep. There are many reasons why regular pest control is necessary for every home owner to consider. 

 

"Do-it-Yourself" Isn't Always Doing Enough 

Many do-it-yourself treatments appear to get the job done, when in reality they only attack the tip of the iceberg. Most store-bought and home remedies are only capable of taking care of what you see on the surface. More often than not, the source of your infestation is hidden away. That's why it is important to contact a pest control professional at the first sign of a home invasion. Trained to stop an infestation at its source, the professionals here at American Pest know just what to look for, and how to get rid of it for good. 

 

Pests Pose Real Health Threats 

Public health officials attribute our current, clean quality of living to three very important variables: top-notch vaccines and medications, vastly improved sanitation, and high-quality pest control. Some of the most common pests, such as rodents, ticks, and mosquitoes, are capable of transferring terrible diseases. Mice and rats can carry Hantavirus, which can be fatal if passed on to a human. Ticks carry Lyme disease, which comes with flu-like symptoms. Mosquitoes are capable of carrying a host of different illnesses, from the West Nile Virus to Zika. It is impossible to know if a pest is carrying a disease or not, which is why it is best to err on the side of caution.  

 

Damage to Property and Belongings 

Many home-invading pests find their way into your home in the first place because they have found a source of food. Wood-faring bugs, such as termites and carpenter ants, are capable of tearing your home apart. They hide within the walls, so they often cause a lot of damage before anyone even notices they are there. Other pests, such as carpet beetles and silverfish, are attracted to organic fibers, and therefore love to munch on your belongings. Couches, clothing, blankets, and towels are just some of the items at risk for damage. Our pest control professionals are trained to survey the area in and around your home, to keep pests that you might not even be aware of under control.  

 

Keep Food Safe & Healthy 

Pest control is necessary in both residential and commercial settings, especially when it comes to food. Businesses in the food service industry often deal with scrap-eating pests, such as cockroaches and rodents. In homes, pests such as odorous house ants and indianmeal moths will find their way into your pantry, and make a meal out of your favorite snacks. Further still, many pests, such as aphids, can stop the proper growth of fruits and vegetables in your garden. Many of the aforementioned pests carry diseases, or at the very least will contaminate your food by living in it. The easiest way to keep your food safe from pests is to contact your local pest control provider.

 

Stress-Free Living 

One thing is for certain; a pest free home is a happy home. Even the sign of the tiniest unwanted creature can cause a huge headache. Our most basic pest control plan includes year-round bi-monthly inspections, and both indoor and outdoor treatments to stop any and all pests. Just give us a call, and we'll handle the rest. 






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