If you see one or more pests in your home, your first instinct will most likely be to call an exterminator, but becoming more familiar with preventative pest control should be a priority. Unfortunately, most homeowners do not understand there is a difference between control and extermination of pests. Here is a bit of information that will help you learn the difference.
Prevention Is Key
One of the easiest ways to reduce your need for full-blown extermination is with prevention.
Preventative pest control involves a few critical steps. Through a detailed inspection and evaluation, your pest control technician will notify you of any problem areas of your home. Small cracks in the foundation, clogged gutters, and piles of clutter will all attract pests to your home.
Your pest control professional will offer detailed solutions to address any glaring issues to reduce the risk of pests in the future.
Preventative measures may also include applying an eco-friendly insecticide that may protect your home from the following pests:
Also, preventative pest control centered on preventing mice, rats, and other rodents from entering the home is an option you may want to consider.
Extermination Is Not Permanent
If the pest control team does find an infestation, they will recommend an extermination treatment. However, it is important to note that exterminators are not capable of completely ridding a home of pests.
In most cases, the treatment will be helpful. For instance, fumigating a home infested with termites will exterminate the problem. Unfortunately, termites may come back and become an issue after a few years without preventative inspections and treatments.
Extermination services are not permanent solutions, since the insects or rodents may return in the future. Therefore, you should continue professional inspections and pest control services for the most advanced protection against insects and rodents.
Which Do You Need?
Now that you understand “prevention” is different than “extermination,” you may be wondering which option is best for you and your home. The right answer is both!
Prevention is your best weapon against pests in the home, so it is an excellent place to start. Allow the professionals to inspect your home and apply solutions to prevent unwanted guests. You must continue preventative measures for future protection. If any issues do arise in your home in the form of an infestation, call a specialist to provide treatments for the extermination of that particular problem. Then, continue with your prevention measures.
Preventative Pest Control Frisco TX
Safe Pro Pest Control
122 Rose Lane, Suite #203
Frisco, Texas 75036