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What Is the Purpose of Pest Control?

January 5 2022 · By Root Home Services

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Insect Infestations

Pest control is an important part of upkeep when it comes to your home. No one wants bugs or rodents invading their living space and causing damage. Not only can these pests cause a large amount of damage, but they also harbor diseases and pose a serious health risk. A couple of bugs isn't anything to worry about. When you see them regularly even after DIY treatments it's a sign you might have an infestation.

Pest infestations are something no one wants in their home and do very little good for it. Bugs and rodents are better left in the environment so they can do what they do best. If you notice a lot of bugs in your home even after a DIY protective barrier has been established, it's time to call the professionals. Not only can these pests transmit disease they can also cause damage to the foundation and other aspects of your home.

Rodent and Scorpion Infestation

Rodents and scorpions are some of the worst pests for a few reasons. Not only are these hard to prevent from getting into your house they also pose a serious health risk. Scorpion stings can cause a lot of issues and sometimes even require immediate medical attention. The best way to prevent this is preemptive treatments primarily before the cold seasons. Scorpions often can't produce heat on their own and seek your warm home during the colder times. Rodents won't cause immediate health issues like scorpions, but they do harbor disease and cause a lot of destruction. The last thing any of us want is dirty rodents crawling through our walls and chewing up electrical wires. The best way to help combat these pests from invading your home is to seal any cracks or holes on the outside of your home. We also advise keeping food in airtight containers and regularly disposing of your garbage. You can take extra precautions by ensuring your attic or crawlspace is ventilated and dry.

Bed Bug Infestation

Bed bugs are some of the worst pests to have taking over your home. Not only are they beyond irritating with the bite marks they leave, but they pose a serious risk for infections. When an infestation happens, you're left with very few options to remove them from your home. One of the best ways is to hire professionals experienced in bed bug removal. You can take some precautions yourself by avoiding second-hand furniture. You can also put a protective cover over bedding and furniture to help prevent this pest.

Wasp Infestation

Wasps unlike the other pests mentioned aren't likely to harbor any disease. The main reason to prevent them is their aggressive nature. The last thing anyone wants is to get swarmed by an angry cloud of wasps. Not only are they aggressive they also pose a serious risk for anyone allergic. It's best to remove any signs of a nest forming or an already established nest. If you spot a nest forming or already formed give us a call and we’ll get it taken care of for you.

Cockroach Infestation

Cockroaches are something we've all seen in Texas and none of us want them in our homes. Some of the best ways to prevent these pests from infesting your home are to keep things tidy and clean. You can also take extra steps by limiting where you eat and keeping foods in air-tight containers. These pests can cause allergens and trigger asthma all while carrying bacteria across any food they touch. If you've spotted these in your home, it's likely your protective barrier has weakened. We recommend getting this protective seal reapplied every 3 months to help keep them from getting in your home. If you notice roaches in your home give us a call before they get out of hand.

Pest Prevention

No matter what pest you're wanting to prevent it's easiest done with the help of professionals. With regular preventative measures taken you'll save on costly repairs as well as keep your family safe from the hazards of pests. Keeping a preventative barrier and tackling any signs when you notice them is the best way to help prevent a full-blown infestation. No matter what pest you're wanting to prevent it's easiest done with the help of professionals. Give us a call and let us take care of the pests so you don't have to.

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