Now the holidays are over, your thoughts are most likely on how to tackle the New Year without losing the last bit of your sanity. The first month of the year is hectic because there’s always something to check on, or someone to remind to do what you wanted them to do. Wouldn’t it be nice if there was one thing that you could set up once and have it occur on autopilot, with minimal work on your part?
Pest control should be that automated task in your life. Even as you sleep, insects of every category are burrowing their way into your home. The heat and food within your home attract pests from miles away, and they’re all after one thing: a warm, safe place to burrow in and reproduce. Cockroaches tend to breed the fastest, and they are very hardy. Many consumer products only go halfway in killing the average roach, and that means that the nest has a chance to regenerate. This is obviously not the best thing in the world, and it’s something that can be stopped dramatically by a licensed pest control operator.
What’s the difference between licensed and unlicensed? In a word: expertise. The licensed operator will know what chemicals to use, and which chemicals to avoid. If you have a pet in the house, the licensed operator knows to avoid the very chemicals that would leave your beloved four-legged family member as lifeless as the roaches. We want to get rid of the pests but keep all members of our family safe.
While it’s true that you’ll pay more for a professional, you get certain guarantees that would otherwise be difficult to get from the amateur that knows a few things about killing invading pests. If the roaches or other pests rise up again, they can come back to your house. Most professionals offer a service where they check in on your home again. If they feel that you need another treatment, they can adjust the chemical levels so it’s still safe for your family. Someone that’s just dabbling in pest control might not have that level of understanding when it comes to your home. They also may not be able to handle tight spaces or even wide open spaces. The more space you have in your home, the more space insects have to invade.
Professionals can handle more than just ticks, fleas, roaches, spiders, and ants. True professionals can also handle wild animals that get into the home. That’s when you definitely don’t want an amateur mucking around in your house. Dealing with a wild animal is serous and licensed operators will even call for additional help when needed.
To get started looking for a pro, think about the problems that you’re dealing with and reach out via phone. You’ll have time to ask specific questions of the professional, and they will get more information about the house you’re dealing with. They will quote you a fee upfront, which helps you budget. A lot of people use price as the only determinant when it comes to selecting the right professional. This is not recommended, as it opens the door to getting a professional that may not operate at the highest standards of the field. In other words, it’s okay to spend a little more to get an awesome person to help you aim for higher ground. Why not check out a few listings now, while it’s on your mind?