Why don’t pests take a hint? One day you’re living life to the fullest, the next you’re itching and scratching and desperately trying to rid your home of unwanted guests. Household irritants like cockroaches, mice and mites cause many an American family to tear their hair out looking for solutions — they’ll reach for the nearest can of Raid or try a thousand different home remedies in an attempt to return their living spaces to their previous splendor. Sadly, these honest efforts can just delay an inevitable sequel to your infestation. Rather than spraying and praying, look instead toward your local rodent control services.
A professional exterminator can look beyond the surface to provide long-lasting results.
I Think I Have Fire Ants. What Do I Do?
Ants may not seem very scary…until they’re in your home by the millions and biting you in your sleep! Fire ants, in particular, are a very nasty customer that infest over 14 states in the Southern portion of the United States. Characterized by their bold color and vicious temper, a fire ant mound near your home is a surefire sign you need to call a pest control service.
Fun fact! Scientists estimate there are one million ants or more on the planet for every human being.
I’m Pretty Sure I Saw A Mouse. Yikes!
What if you don’t have tiny ants and instead have a mouse or two scurrying across your kitchen floor? While they may be cute, mice are stubborn customers that love to chew on your wires, damage your clothes and cause all sorts of havoc. A female mouse can have anywhere from five to 10 litters of young in a single year, with each litter having as many as six babies. Instead of reaching for the broom, reach instead for the phone to contact rodent control.
Although mice make great pets, wild mice are home to many different diseases and can damage the foundation of your house.
There Are Termites Everywhere. Am I Out Of Luck?
Rodent control is one thing. Nothing, however, makes a house quake in its metaphorical shoes more than termites. Known for chewing straight through wood and damaging your home’s structural integrity, a single termite can be cause for serious alarm. The queen of a particular termite species can lay over 40,000 eggs in a single day. Even if you don’t have insect royalty investing in your home’s real estate, general household pest control is the definition of being safe over sorry.
It’s thought as much as $2 billion is spent every year on controlling termite infestations in America.
This Cockroach Just Won’t Die. I’m Out Of Options!
Every pest has its strengths and weaknesses…that is, except for the cockroach. These are some of the toughest and most annoying insects on the planet for their almost supernatural ability to survive a number of extreme conditions. High temperatures, low temperatures, even a good old-fashioned stomping can seem to do nothing. This is where pest control services come in. They have all the tools necessary to kick them out and back to where they came.
When a single roach can spread over 33 kinds of bacteria and six kinds of parasitic worms, you don’t want to take chances.
I Can’t Take It Anymore. Can Pest Control Really Fix My Problem?
It sounds like a good idea to look up some easy tutorials online to solve your pest problem. As easy as one, two, three…right? Sadly, a missed spot while trying to clear up your ant infestation or sudden cockroach appearance can manifest as another infestation a month from now. Don’t waste your hard-earned time and money on solutions that don’t deliver. When pests are not just annoying, but dangerous, you need to keep your pets and children safe through smart chemicals and smart methods.