Why Pest Control Isn't a DIY Kind of Project
There are plenty of fun and interesting do-it-yourself (DIY) projects for homeowners during the spring time, from giving your walls a fresh coat of paint to revamping your landscaping. However, even if you're the most adventurous or skilled DIY-er, some jobs are just better left up to the professionals, and one of those jobs is pest control.
Often times, homeowners are so concerned with protecting their home from the elements and threats outside that they forget about what can harm them from the inside. Unfortunately, pest infestations such as termite infestations or rodent problems can not only cause a lot of physical damage to your home, but they can actually make you sick -- literally.
For example, each year termites damage more than 600,000 homes in the U.S., causing more than $5 billion in property damage -- costs that unfortunately aren't covered by most homeowners' insurance policies. In addition, well over half -- 82% -- of homes in the U.S. were found to have mouse allergens. In fact, more people -- 35% -- in the West mentioned having problems with rats and mice in 2014. While many people consider the Bubonic plague to be a historical disease, 10-15 people contract this rodent-borne disease in the U.S. each year.
The spring months are teeming with life as temperatures continues to rise, making now the perfect time for pests to reproduce and invade your home. As such, now is the best time to schedule an inspection. You may think you have an infestation under control when in reality, you've only discovered the tip of the iceberg.
Pest control companies are experienced in dealing with a variety of different kinds of infestations, and can help you safeguard your home against pests. Often times, home owners call a pest control companies to handle one kind of infestation only to discover other potential problems. However, scheduling an inspection can help you save time, money, and even stress.
If you suspect you have an infestation of any kind, it's best to take advantage of pest control services rather than attempt to treat the problem yourself. Not only does a professional pest control company have the necessary experience, but they also have the right tools to help identify any future problems.