Pests Threaten Your Home & Your Health
Inspect your home for pests
A professional pest inspection is a good idea and normally costs $100 or less. This is not only important when you buy your home, you should have your home inspected annually. Be on the offensive. Identify pests and treat your property as often as necessary to rid them and prevent them from returning. Don’t let pests threaten your health or your most important investment – your home.
An ounce of prevention
Household pests can be more than a nuisance; they can be a threat to your property value. Pests can invade your home and cause damage to walls, floors and structural supports. Damage from pests can impact your value or disrupt the sale of your home in the future. Pest control is an important ingredient in owning a home. Remember, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
Did you know that the most common pest – the termite – can be difficult to spot? Signs of termite infestation may be hidden to you unless you know what to look for, and where to look. Did you know that termites can tunnel hundreds of feet to reach a feeding site? A feeding site could include the support beams, floor joists, wall studs or even the siding on your home.
Cockroaches can wreak havoc on your home
Cockroaches can enter your home through cracks, crevices, vents, or sewer pipes. You can even carry them into your home unknowingly, in grocery bags, moving boxes, or possibly when moving furniture. Cockroaches can reproduce quickly. For each one you see, many more may be multiplying where you can’t see them. It requires know-how and proper treatment to eliminate them. Call your local expert.
Mice, ants, rats, fleas, ticks and bees are a few more pests that can be a threat, cause damage or bring disease into your home. Take the time to have an annual inspection. Identify if these pests are residing in your home or on your property. The cost to treat your property if done regularly is minimal. It’s really a maintenance function. Deal with pests routinely to ensure significant problems are not in your future.
Warranty plans differ in price, but spending a few hundred dollars for ongoing treatments is better than spending thousands in the future if pests cause serious damage to your home. Inquire with your local pest control service. Compare several leading brands and review service plans and warranties carefully. Select a reputable company and a comprehensive warranty plan and you’ll likely remain pest-free.
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