Why are professional pest control services necessary?
There are many benefits to seeking professional pest control services when you are facing an infestation in your home. These benefits go well beyond simply ridding your home and family of the nuisances of these pests and can actually help to keep you safe and healthy. Pest control is necessary in your home and around your property because infesting bugs or rodents can introduce disease, bite or injure your family and pets, put your food at risk through contamination or compromise the structural integrity of your house. When you choose to use professional pest control services, you are choosing to keep your family and your home safe, healthy and free of any potential dangers that these pests can potentially pose to your loved ones.
5 Reasons Why Professional Pest Control Services Are Important
- A Do-It-yourself Approach To Pest Control Is Not Always Enough
There are many products available to consumers that will claim to rid your home of your pest infestation woes. Although these products can appear to be effective initially, they will not eliminate your pest infestation for good. Many of these treatments are not able to get to the root of your pest problems and only have surface level effectiveness when it comes to controlling infesting insects or rodents. When you purchase a pest control product at the store, these products will usually only get rid of the infesting pests that you see scurrying about in your home and on your property. The source of most infestations, whether a rats nest or a termite colony, are usually out of sight and are not able to be reached by over the counter pest control products. This is why it is crucial to rely on professional pest control services, as your treating technician will take an even deeper dive into finding and eliminating the source of the infesting pest. To make sure you catch your infestation early before it becomes bigger and more difficult to control, contact pest control services upon the first sight of insects, rodents, wasps and other pests that might make themselves comfortable in your home.
2. Infesting Pests Can Create Health Problems For You and Your Family
According to public health officials, quality pest control attributes to the overall clean quality of living that Americans enjoy each and every day. This is because without professional pest control services, the spread of disease by infesting pests would be much greater. Some of the pests that most commonly invade our homes including, ticks, rodents and mosquitos, are capable of carrying diseases or viruses that can contribute to poor health for homeowners. The rodents that so often infest our homes, including mice and rats, can carry Hantavirus which may be life threatening to humans, causing kidney damage or failure. Although not as immediately dangerous as hantavirus, ticks can infect humans with Lyme disease which causes flu-like symptoms and in some cases, can be fatal if not promptly treated with antibiotics. Mosquitos, which are known to cause more human deaths than any animal in the world, can transfer dangerous illnesses including Zika, malaria and West Nile Virus.
Pest infestations can be especially dangerous to those who live with asthma or allergies. Some pests, including rodents and roaches, have a protein in their droppings which is known to cause allergic reactions in vulnerable individuals which can lead to dangerous asthma attacks and respiratory issues. Wasps are also known to cause allergic reactions in some people through the venom they inject as they sting. Even if you or anyone in your family are not asthmatic or allergic, exposure to infesting insects and especially their droppings can have a negative impact on your lungs. Because it is not possible to know whether or not a pest is carrying a disease, it is always the best idea to be overly cautious and hire professional pest control services to effectively take care of your infestation.
3. Pests Can Cause Damages to Your Property and Belongings
Different types of pest infestations pose unique risks to your property and belongings. Termites alone cause five billion dollars in damages to properties in the United States each and every year. If you are facing a termite infestation, your belongings and the structural integrity of your home are absolutely compromised as these insects eat away at wooden furniture, structural timbers, hardwood floors and any other wood source that supports your home. Other insects prefer to feed on fibers putting upholstered sofas, clothing, towels and blankets at risk for damage. Additionally, a rodent infestation can result in damages to electrical wiring and contamination of the insulation in your home. Regardless of the type of pest infection your family is facing, it is important to seek professional pest control services to ensure the safety and integrity or your property, home and belongings.
4. Pests Can Contaminate The Food Your Family Eats
Pest control is especially necessary when considering all of the ways in which food can face contamination due to infesting pests. According to estimates made by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 48 million Americans become sick, 128,000 hospitalized and 3,000 die every year from food poisoning. During production, food may be contaminated in many different ways, however, one contaminating factor is the presence of pests that are carrying dangerous diseases in food facilities. These statistic speak to how dangerous pests can be when it comes to the food we eat, and even the food you have in your home. Uncontaminated foods in your home can become contaminated when infesting pests make a meal out of your family’s food supply. When cockroaches dig into your food, they contaminate it with their saliva and waste. These secretions contain bacteria that can cause diarrhea, food poisoning and Staph infections in humans. Rodents may also contaminate the food you eat through their feces, while houseflies can cause food poisoning and dysentery.
There are a few steps you can take to help reduce your chances of food contamination in your home. These include storing flour, sugar and similar ingredients in bags or containers that are tightly sealed, storing your garbage cans outside, cleaning up food particles or spills immediately and washing your dishes after your meal instead of letting dirty dishes pile up in your sink. Failing to take these steps will give outside pests a reason to join you and your family indoors as they search for food.
5. Pest Control Services Help Create A Stress Free Home Environment
It is hard to be at peace in a home that is constantly plagued by pests. When you rely on professional pest control services to take care of your infestation, you are allowing your family to live in a stress and pest free environment. The constant worry of pests in your home is not only annoying, but can cause you to worry about potential diseases and dangers that these pests may pose to your family. Create a happy and healthy home for you and your loved ones by leaving pest control to the professionals.
Types of Pest Infestations That Require Professional Pest Control Services
There are many types of pests that infest our homes, with some of these pest requiring more immediate pest control than others. When deciding whether or not you need professional pest control services, consider the type of infestation you are facing and how these pests might negatively impact you and your family. Although you may not need to seek pest control for all types of pests, there are a few that will usually require pest control services to keep your family safe and your home comfortable. Read below to learn more about the types of infestations which necessitate professional intervention.
Insects and Spiders
It is true that insects and spiders belong outside and not in your home. If you notice the odd insect or spider indoors, chances are you will not need to seek pest control services. However, if you find that you are noticing a wealth of insects and arachnids in your home, it may be time to reach out to the professionals to take care of your budding infestation. It is important to keep a bug and spider infestation from spreading, as these pests can carry a variety of diseases and bacteria, including E. Coli and salmonella, which can make you and your family sick. Additionally, insect carcasses and droppings can create unhealthy conditions inside of your home which can especially impact those who live with respiratory conditions, including asthma.
Rodents can pose real health and safety risks to you, your family and your pets, as they carry and spread disease through fleas, ticks or mites. These health risks make pest control services for rats and mice infestations extremely necessary. Unfortunately, Houston ranks high in the United States for cities most vulnerable to rat infestations. According to a list compiled by Orkin of America’s most rat infested cities, Houston ranks 20th.
Since Hurricane Harvey devastated the Houston area in 2017, there has been a rise in rodent activity and consequently the need for rodent control in the homes of Houstonians. In fact, the rat populations in and around Houston have grown to levels not seen in approximately 35 years. These infesting rats and rodents that were nesting elsewhere have now moved up into the attics of Houston homes in an attempt to avoid the flooding cause by Hurricane Harvey. This means that it’s important for Houstonians to know their options for rodent pest control services in the home and especially during the winter months when these rodents are looking for a warm place to take shelter from cold weather.
While rodents and insects are known to pose health threats through bacteria and viruses, wasps are better known for their aggression and the harmful side effects that may happen as the result of a wasp sting. For those with allergies or who are more sensitive to wasp venom, stings may be life-threatening. This is why it is important to seek professional pest control services at the sign of a wasp infestation on your property.
Although not necessarily damaging to your family’s health, termites are perhaps the most destructive of all pests that may infest your home. Termites will very literally eat your home from the inside out, causing incredible damage to your home which requires costly repair. These pests work very quickly and can cause a significant amount of destruction in a very short period of time making termite control an absolute necessity at the first sign of infestation. Termite colonies are usually hidden away underground meaning that if you try to address the infestation yourself, you may not be able to reach the source of the infestation. Professional pest control services are required to effectively rid your home or termites and to wipe out the active colony.
Why Should You Choose Natran Green Pest Control As Your Pest Control Provider?
Natran Green Pest Control is locally owned and operated and has been serving the Houston community for over ten years. Our deep love for the Greater Houston community means that we want to help protect our neighbors, their homes and their families through sustainable and botanically based solutions to pest infestations. We will never use harsh and unnecessary chemicals around your home, as the safety and comfort of your family is our top priority. With Natran’s Satisfaction Guarantee, you can rest assured knowing that if you are not satisfied with our services, we will refund your money with no hassle. Natran Green Pest Control also offers same day and next day service so that you do not have to deal with your pests any longer than you need to. Call Natran Green Pest Control today to schedule your free inspection with our team of hard-working and dedicated professionals who are on a mission to create a happier, healthier and more sustainable world for you and your loved ones.