Imagine A World Without Pest Control
If you are a homeowner in Maryland, then you are probably already familiar with the many pests and nuisances that can invade the inside and outside of your home each year and how hard it can sometimes be to control them. And this is when pest control and prevention can step in and help.
But have you ever thought about a world without pest control? With so many myths and common misconceptions about pest control and the use of poisons and pesticides, many people may be hesitant about using pest control services.
A Few Common Misconceptions About Pest Control
• My house is clean; there are no pests. While we want this to be true, that is not the case. Even the most immaculate home can find itself under insect and pest siege.
• DIY control is just as effective. No. A professional and licensed pest control company have the tools they need to eradicate a pest problem, and they know how to use them safely. When you do it yourself, you may not realize you are leaving behind residue from chemicals, and you may only be finding a short-term solution.
• I just saw a few pests. No big deal. Even if you have only come across a couple of cockroaches, ants, or spiders in the home does not mean there is no infestation. They could be hiding out in the walls or other areas you cannot see.
So, what happens if there is no pest control?
A Few Consequences
Without pest control, the structural integrity of your home may be compromised. Termites could take over and destroy your home very quickly. Roaches could also spread bacteria throughout the home.
Another consequence is the amount of diseases that would become prevalent. Many of these pests and rodents carry diseases and bacteria that can make humans very sick. Mosquitoes can cause West Nile Virus and can transmit deadly heartworm larvae. Fleas and lice can carry typhus, and other serious diseases can be spread through rat and mice feces, urine, and nesting materials.
Finally, we wouldn’t be able to protect our crops and food supply which means that the crops we harvest would be much smaller and we would have less available to export.
Pest control is important for the safety and health of our homes and our families. Why let a small problem turn into a big one when you have access to licensed and professional pest control experts that can come in and help when it is needed?
If you fear you have an infestation, call Bugout Termite and Pest Control today so we can help.