The Importance of Pest Prevention
When you wake to a cockroach scurrying under the door or come home to a line of ants parading through the kitchen, the need for pest control is evident. But what about those bugs and insects that make their way into your home unnoticed? In this article, we will explore the importance of preventing Huntersville pests, rather than having to treat the problem later.
What pests are likely to take up residence in my home?
In Huntersville, common household pests include anything from the brown-banded cockroach to the more threatening brown recluse spider. While the level of threat varies among these different species, you probably don’t want your family exposed to anything of the sort. Professional pest control technicians can make sure you’re home is well-protected.
Why is preventive pest control important?
Pest prevention in Huntersville is crucial to the health and wellness of your family. Known to carry harmful bacteria that can cause illnesses, pests can transmit diseases by way of contact with anything from your food supply to your toothbrush. Since they don’t often leave physical evidence behind, you might not even realize your home is infested until you have already been exposed to any of pathogens that trigger asthmatic reactions or illnesses like Salmonella or E. Coli.
What about DIY pest control?
When it comes to treating your home for pests, it’s important to hire a professional to make sure you are getting the safest, most effective solution. Storebought formulas can be accidentally overapplied, putting your family at risk of unnecessary chemical exposure. Many pest control companies provide reduced-risk, organic options. However, in addition to using the help of a professional, there are several things you can do to prevent pest problems in your home:
- Seal cracks and crevices in exterior walls to prevent pest entry.
- Add drain covers to your sinks and showers.
- Screen your windows as an added barrier from the outdoors.
- Trim back shrubbery and trees from the exterior of your home.
- If you are interested in learning more about preventive pest control, or would like to schedule your free same-day inspection, go ahead and give us a call!