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Why Do I Need Preventative Pest Control?

While some pests are easy to detect because you can see them, other pests—such as termites—can stay hidden for years. Termites will destroy anything made of wood or cellulose, often going undetected until visual damage has been done. Ticks can cause typhus and Lyme disease, and there are some kinds of spiders that can be life-threatening.

Once you have a pest infestation, it can be costly to eradicate it. Preventative pest control can save you time and money in the long run. Here are 5 additional reasons why you should consider preventative pest control. 

Pests Pose Real Health Threats 

Some of the most common pests, such as rodents, ticks, and mosquitoes, are capable of transferring life-altering diseases; their droppings can even have harmful effects on humans, not including allergic reactions. Pests, such as aphids, can cause fruits and vegetables in your garden to stop growing. These pests not only carry diseases but will contaminate your food.

Common diseases transmitted by pests are:

  • Malaria
  • EEE
  • Lyme Disease
  • Zika Virus
  • Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
  • Salmonella
  • Hantavirus
  • Worms for pets
  • And others

DIY Only Treats What You Can See

Many do-it-yourself treatments only treat on a surface level, taking care of only what is visible to you—this means that the source of your infestation is still there and the pests will reappear with time. Our technicians are trained to eradicate current infestations, but also to take preventative measures to avoid a future infestation. 

Prevents Damage to Your Home 

Many pests enter your home in search of food and stay because they have found a food source. Pests often hide within the structure of your home, causing damage before anyone even notices they are there. 

Pests can possibly cause damage to:

  • Couches and mattresses
  • Furniture
  • Clothing
  • Books
  • Porches
  • Insulation
  • Pipes and wires
  • Home structure 
  • And others

Increases the Resale Value of Your Home

Often overlooked, regular pest control can help increase the value of your property. Having the ability to tell a buyer that there are no pests nesting or breeding in your home will help reassure them that there will be no hidden surprises, such as termite damage for example. 

Creates Peace of Mind

Worrying about insects invading your home is the last thing you want to stress about. When it comes to your quality of life and peace of mind, having a pest control company servicing your home is worth it because they can identify risk factors to help avoid a future infestation. Our pest control includes free service control and preventative care. Our technicians eliminate current pests, but most importantly, prevent future ones from entering your home through preventative maintenance. 

Additionally, most pest control companies—including ours—offer a pest-free guarantee and free service calls. This means that if you see any pests between your regular services, we will come back for free to eliminate the problem. Investing in preventative pest control will give you peace of mind that your home and family are protected, as well as save you time and money in the long run.

Live in NoVa or Maryland and need Preventative Pest Control?

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