Our homes are our sanctuaries, probably the most important physical place in our lives, and as such, we are very wary of what goes in and out. Precisely because of this reason, home security in America is a multi-billion dollar industry that continues to grow along with technology and the smart home trend. The problem is that not all intruders can be caught with a camera or an alarm system since some of them are smaller… far smaller. Here, we give you three important reasons to make pest management as much of a priority as home security, and why you should not wait to call in professionals and make pest management a priority.
1) Making Timely Adjustments Can Save You A Lot Of Money On Damages:
Insects and bigger animals, such as rodents, can severely affect the structural integrity of your house, ruin expensive possessions and destroy the garden you’ve worked so hard to grow. Termites, for example, eat wood and build colonies inside it. At first, a few holes on the outside of your balcony may seem like a nuisance, but you don’t want to give them time to spread.
Make a call and get rid of them quick. Termites are not the only wood-damaging insects, though, so keep an eye out for any signs of wear and get an inspection. Other pests, like bed bugs or mice, could also set up camp in different parts of your house, like mattresses, sofas, or even clothing, and create the need to replace them. The list goes on, but our job is to protect you, not scare you, just be aware that not calling a team of experts early on can cost you thousands of dollars.
2) The Less Time You Let The Pests Stay, The Less Your Health Is At Risk:
It’s known that pests make us sick, but they can literally get us sick too. It’s one of the main reasons we despise them. Mosquitoes are infamous for the dengue fever or the West Nile virus, mice can carry leptospirosis, and ticks transmit Lyme disease. Even some birds (yes, birds) host certain bacteria.
They won’t bite, but mosquitoes bite them and then bite you. Then there’s raccoons with rabies, and much more. You don’t want yourself or your family to be in that kind of risk. Take the necessary measures to get your house clean and protected, and contact professionals to help keep it that way.
3) By Avoiding The Spread, You Also Avoid Big Psychological Strain:
Feeling fear or disgust toward pests is a natural reaction, and most people can relate to that. However, an infestation can lead to enhancement of that fear or disgust, and these natural reactions can develop into psychopathological symptoms. Studies have found that having a bed bug infestation can lead to depression or anxiety due to the constant fear of the critters scurrying around.
There’s also the small possibility that, after the issue is over, these symptoms remain in the shape of PTSD. Similar results have been evidenced by rats and cockroaches as well. When you see one of these uninvited guests, don’t allow them to take over your mental peace, start taking measures to improve your home’s sanitation and security in order to save yourself a lot of stress down the road.
Protecting your home’s health is protecting your own. You wouldn’t wait to call the police after a case of B & E, right? Then don’t wait to contact a pest management professional to help you and your family live without worries.