Many new home owners ask “Why do I need pest control?” Allow me to ask a couple questions first. Why do you have health and life insurance? Why do you have homeowners’ insurance? Why do you use a baby or pet sitter? The answer to all these questions is the same. You want you and your family to feel safe and protected should anything happen in your absence. Same goes for pest control. You want your home safe and protected against insects and rodents. Pest control isn’t just about getting rid of what you can see, it’s about eliminating and controlling what you can’t see.

Insects can hide in your home every day and you may never know they’re there. Many will hide in the voids of the walls, attics, basements, behind appliances or cabinets, and under the foundation of the home. If you do see an insect in your home, it depends on the type of pest that determines if you may have a possible infestation lurking somewhere.

Many pests welcome themselves in your home to escape the elements outside. During hotter months they pop in for some water and enjoy the AC. During the colder months they are hoping for holiday treats by the fireplace as they get warm. Some hitch a ride into your home in a box, bag, book, purse, or on your clothing and some rodents think they’re Santa’s little helpers by running across the roof and coming in through the attic.

Pest you may encounter:

  1. Ants – odorous house ants (sugar ants) and carpenter ants
  2. Termites
  3. Cockroaches – American and German
  4. Spiders – black widows, wolf, daddy long legs and brown recluse
  5. Earwigs
  6. Silverfish
  7. Beetles
  8. Flies and Mosquitos
  9. Crickets
  10. Rodents

Ways to help keep pests out:

  1. Seal cracks, crevices, and holes
  2. Repair any leaks
  3. Tightly seal food
  4. Clean any spills and crumbs
  5. Store trash properly
  6. Replace damaged screens and door weatherstripping
  7. Keep yard free of debris
  8. Keep trees and bushes trimmed and away from structures
  9. Hire a professional

Hiring a professional is added insurance to your home. Many insects and rodents can damage the structure of your home creating costly repair bills. Rodents are capable of chewing holes from the outside to get in. Carpenter ants and termites damage wood. Roaches carry bacteria and pathogens that can cause health issues. The list goes on.

Keep your home and family safe. Contact Safe Earth Pest Control today for that extra protection against pests. We have a plan that fits all your pest control needs. 214-321-2847