3 Pest Control Mistakes to Avoid

3 Pest Control Mistakes to Avoid
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    A home is one of the biggest investments a person will make in a lifetime.

    At some point, there will likely be a problem with pests, such as bugs and rodents.


While most people try to resolve these issues with sprays and traps, the problem may continue and grow worse. The following describes three common pest control mistakes and how to avoid them.

Not Treating the Source

When homeowners see ants or cockroaches, the first instinct is to treat the problem immediately with a cheap, supermarket bug spray. This approach is often ineffective because sprays only target specific pests, leaving the rest to escape and return in larger numbers. In addition, spraying only the bugs that are seen does not eradicate nests or protect all of the points of entry into the house, which are often hidden.

Sprays are also toxic to small children and pets, causing illness or even death. Rodent traps can be mishandled, which leads to injury and extreme pain. Many rodents ignore traps altogether. It is better to treat the problem at the point of entrance into your home so the pests cannot continue to get in.

Delaying Pest Control

It is human nature to procrastinate, and homeowners do it often when it comes to pest control. In some cases, this happens because the person did not research the property fully before buying, was unaware of the issue, and now feels overwhelmed. It may be the homeowner does not know where to start. When it comes to keeping pests out, prevention is the best approach.

Manassas Pest Control recommends having regularly scheduled inspections and treatments. This will keep a small problem from escalating into an invasion that may be very difficult or impossible to resolve.

Avoiding Professional Help

Homeowners may put off hiring professional pest control services because of the cost or a desire to avoid harmful chemicals. In the long term, this decision becomes expensive because most home insurance policies do not cover damage caused by pests, especially termites. The pest control methods currently in use are very flexible and cost far less than cleaning up and repairing damage. It is also possible to find companies that specialize in green pest control. It is better to think of pest control as an investment rather than an expense. Prevention is always cheaper in the long run.

A person’s home is an oasis from the noise of daily life. Having rodents, bugs and other pests indoors is stressful and may present a serious or deadly health hazard. Calling in professionals as soon as possible will avoid damage and unnecessary costs while creating a protective barrier and restoring peace of mind.

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