The Benefits of Regular Pest Control Maintenance

Owning a home is a dream come true for many people, but that comes with some harsh truths. One of them is regular pest maintenance. Most homeowners will have no idea about the various maintenances that are required to keep their homes liveable. Unfortunately, some of them learn the hard way. To treat pest infestation, extermination is required. This is when homeowners learn that the damages could have been avoided with regular maintenance.

What is pest control maintenance and why is the proactive approach the best way to ensure bugs, especially of the destructive kind, are discouraged from taking up space in your home?

Proactive Pest Management

What does proactive pest management mean? It means taking preventive measures to keep pests away from your property and acting before the infestation becomes too severe. These measures help make your home less attractive to pests.

Here are some examples of precautionary measures to avoid drawing attention of pests to your property:

  • Store food properly in airtight containers to keep it away from rodents, cockroaches, ants, etc.
  • Eliminate standing water to deprive mosquitoes of breeding grounds.
  • Use garbage bins with secure lids to discourage pests like rodents from rummaging through it for food.
  • Seal holes, cracks and other entry points in your house.
  • Maintain cleanliness in your home.
  • If you have pets, groom them regularly to make sure they don’t transfer fleas or ticks to your home.

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Benefits of Regular Pest Control Maintenance

There are many ways that a proactive pest management approach is beneficial.

  1. Protect your property and personal belongings
    Termites, rats, mice, etc. can cause structural damage to property if they are left alone. Regular pest control helps defend your property against destructive pests and helps you avoid expensive repairs.
  2. Save money
    There are some pests that are unaffected by commercially available insect sprays. And stubborn pests such as termites and rodents, doing the pest control yourself could cost you more than if you were to hire a pest control service.
  3. Less cleaning
    Pests can leave hard-to-clean messes. Regular pest control prevents those types of messes and helps keep your home clean and hygienic.
  4. Prevent Illness
    Pests like mosquitoes, cockroaches, and rats and mice carry pathogen-causing diseases that can be transmitted to humans. Pest control keep these bugs away, thus eliminating health risks.

With pest control methods administered by licensed professionals, you are secured in knowing your family, home and pests are always protected. Using DIY methods can leave doubts, so hire experts to ensure the job is done right the first time.

Regular Termite Inspections & Treatments

There is no question that once termites gain access to your home, destruction will follow. Many Australia homeowners will never know that termites have invaded their home until it’s too late, meaning, signs of termite infestations have become noticeable. This is the main reason why regular termite inspection is important.

Termite damage will not be covered by your building insurance, so you will have to pay the cost of repairs yourself. In addition, termite damage lowers a property’s value. So, if you sell your home in the future, termite damage might be a serious concern with buyers who prefer properties with no pre-existing damage.

Are DIY Treatments Effective?

Homeowners choose DIY pest control methods thinking they can save money. This is not always true because it rarely works. The best course of action is still to hire a pest control expert to treat your pest problems.

Store-brought bug sprays only offer superficial treatment and will not address the root cause of the pest infestation. They are band aid solution to a solution to a problem that requires a professional approach.

Getting rid of pests will involve the use of chemical treatments. These chemicals may be hazardous to you and your pets if applied the wrong way. Studies show that the use of pesticides compromises air quality when used indoors. The hazardous chemicals found in DIY pesticides may lead to accidents. It may be inhaled or ingested accidentally because of the incorrect way of handling and/or storing it.

And there is also the risk of using the wrong product. There is a broad range of commercial insect sprays, all promising to do the same thing. Us, average citizens, don’t have the expertise and training that professionals do to pick the best product for treating pest infestation.

If you use the wrong product, you could risk harming yourself and your family or making the pest infestation worst.

Schedule a Pest Inspection Today

If you suspect a pest infestation in your home or business, schedule a pest inspection today to know once and for all, so that the proper treatment will be applied immediately. But before you hire a professional, do your research to make sure you are hiring the right company. Ask them questions that will help you determine whether they can deliver their promises. Get online to check customer feedback to get a feel of what type of service you can expect from your potential pest control technician.

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