Pest Control

Pests aren’t just an eyesore; they can cause serious structural damage to your home and carry numerous health risks. Every year, termites infest more than 600,000 homes, resulting in an estimated $5 billion in property damage.

Pests like mice, raccoons, and cockroaches can carry pathogens and diseases like salmonella, leptospirosis, and E. coli. As a homeowner, protecting your property and family against these unwanted home invaders is imperative.

The Basics of Pest Control

When dealing with pests, you have several options:

    • Prevention: This is every homeowner’s first line of defense against pests. Removing attractants, means of entrance, and habitats that pests can utilize are essential in keeping pests out.

    • Physical removal: In the case of a single pest, like a mouse or raccoon, you can often trap and remove them. Some small infestations, like spiders or pill bugs, can also be removed this way.

    • Chemical control: Big-box and local home improvement stores sell various chemical sprays, baits, and other products designed to prevent and exterminate pests.

    • Professional pest control companies: When a home is experiencing an infestation, the most effective way to eliminate the problem is with the help of a pro.

When hiring a pest control company, you can typically expect an at-home inspection. During this initial walkthrough, the pest control specialist will determine the severity of the infestation and come up with a removal plan alongside a quote for the cost of services.

After the quote is accepted, they’ll proceed to exterminate the pest. After the pests have been cleared, they’ll take preventative steps to help keep them out in the future.

Pest Control Resources

If you’re experiencing a pest problem or are interested in reading more about pest prevention, you can check out some of our informative articles.

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Pest Control Guides

Pest Control Cost Information

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