Whether you're a homeowner, a small business owner, a landlord, or a property manager, unwanted guests can be difficult to get rid of. Of course, if those guests are people, you can politely ask them to leave in most instances. However, in the event you have pests as unwanted guests, they can be difficult if not impossible to get rid of on your own, in which case you'll need to contact your local pest control company.
While natural disasters cause million of dollars worth of damage each year, pest infestations are also surprisingly damaging. For example, termites cause more than $5 billion in property damage -- costs that aren't covered by homeowners' insurance policies -- each year and damage approximately 600,000 homes in the U.S annually.
Not only do pests cause damage that can potentially prove to be dangerous, but they can also affect your health. While the plague is often thought to be a historical disease that has long since been forgotten, about 10 to 15 people in the U.S. contract this rodent-borne disease each year. This may not seem like a lot; however, 82% of U.S. homes were found to have mouse allergens.
Now that spring is finally in the air, pests will be multiplying, especially moisture-loving insects such as termite and mosquitoes. As such, scheduling a routine inspection with your local pest control services can not only save you money by stopping any damage in its tracks, but it can also help to keep you healthy. After all, the best pest control is early detection and prevention.
There are several ways to choose a local pest control company or service, one of which is simply asking around. In fact, word of mouth is still quite relevant in today's digital age, and is an excellent way to find the right pest control service.