For many people, just hearing the word ‘pest’ sends a shiver down their spine and makes their skin crawl.
Finding these critters in your home or place of work is an unpleasant experience. Not only are these unsightly creatures, well, a pest—but they can also have serious effects on your health.
Researching pest control services will most likely lead to you hiring one to solve your pest problem. This is a decision you will not regret. Here’s why pro services are better to use than trying a DIY solution.
What does a Pest Control Service do?
Pest control is the method used to regulate, manage or completely eradicate pests. A pest control service is made up of a team of professionally trained pest controllers and exterminators that handles this for you, in a professional, affordable & safe manner.
They do this by using their knowledge of pests’ biology and habits, combined with a vast array of pest management techniques and specialised products. Pest controllers locate, identify and remove pests. They set traps, safely apply pesticides and carefully monitor your home’s pest situation as a whole.
Common Household Pests That Could Be Living Right Under Your Nose
The Benefits of Hiring A Pest Control Service
For most people, the fact that their home will be free from pests is reason enough to hire a pest control service without hesitation.
However, there are many other benefits of hiring a pest control service. Here we are going to look at six of them.
Keeps diseases out
Without a doubt the most influential reason you should hire a pest control service is to protect yourself and your family from disease. An alarming amount of the pests that find their way into our homes and gardens carry easily transmittable diseases that can have dire consequences on your health.
Some pests directly transmit disease by stinging or biting, while others pick up disease-causing bacteria and parasites & spread them.
Here are some diseases and illnesses carried by common household pests
- Lyme Disease
- West Nile Virus
- Shigella dysenteriae
- Salmonella and E. coli
- Rat bite fever
- Murine typhus
- Cat Scratch Disease
Protects You From Harmful Chemicals
You might think it is easy to eradicate a pest infestation on your own. With the number of products available on the market that suggest just that, it is easy to see why you think so. You will probably be shocked to find out what the chemicals in these very products can do to your health.
By hiring a team of highly trained professional pest controllers you eliminate the risk of accidentally exposing yourself, and your family, to harmful chemicals.
You Don’t Have To Deal With The Clean Up
In the same way that you’re not exposed to the harmful chemicals found in household pest control products, by hiring someone else do to the ‘dirty work’ you’re spared the clean-up.
If you have ever squashed a spider with your shoe or a rolled-up magazine, you will know that the mess that needs to be cleaned up after can be a gruesome sight.
Keeps Your Pets Safe
We are familiar with the annoyance that comes from your pet being infested by fleas or ticks and the worry that comes from your pet being stung by a bee or wasp. Some pests that are harmless to humans can be extremely dangerous to animals. Mosquitoes can cause heartworms. Mites can cause mange. Flies, bees and gnats can also carry diseases like Influenza, the West Nile virus and Anemia. For our pets’ benefit, rather employ the pros.
Protects Your Furniture
If you have wooden furniture in your home you may also have termites, Carpenter ants, Powderpost beetles and Woodworms enjoying your furniture along with you.
Couches and sofas are also one of pests’ favourite places to live because of the dust, hair and fur that gather in or on them. Bed bugs, fleas, Carpet beetles and dust mites are just a few of the creatures that could be calling your couch ‘home’. To protect your assets you need the right help.
Improves Your Mental and Emotional Wellbeing
When someone thinks of pests, they think dirty. Grimy. Unhygienic. Even though this might not even be the case, as lots of pests are attracted to clean areas, the perception of them is what it is. Knowing that you have a pest problem can make you feel that your home is dirty. It could also affect your social life. Imagine you’re entertaining guests and a cockroach scuttles across someone’s foot!
Hiring a pest control service comes with the benefit of peace of mind. You can breathe easy again knowing that your pest problem is under control.
Say goodbye to sleepless nights spent worrying about your family’s health, your furniture and potentially awkward social situations.
Buzz Off, Pest!
After reading about the benefits that go hand in hand with hiring a pest control service it’s difficult to imagine why you wouldn’t want to reach out to one in your area.
Reclaim your home. Improve your health. Eliminate the risk of disease. Protect your family and pets.
These unwanted, unsightly and undesirable creatures belong in their natural habitat, not your home.