Are you tired of dealing with uninvited pests that bite, sting, or scurry around your home? The never-ending battle can be very frustrating, especially when you are being reactive about pest control instead of proactive. What we mean, is that rather than waiting for a problem to come up and take corrective action you get ahead of it and take preventative action.
Ongoing preventative pest control can keep your house and your property from being a welcome habitat for all types of pests. This will leave your home safer, cleaner, and far more pleasant than having the ongoing battle all the time.
What is Preventative Pest Control?
Pest control is they set of procedures and implementation of specific tools designed to rid your home of pests or prevent them from coming in the first place. It’s a blanket term for all forms of controlling pests, however, what we’re focusing on today is prevention.
Preventative pest control is a proactive approach to mitigating pest problems. The whole premise is to keep the pests from wanting to come to your home in the first place. At the very least, we want to prevent them from thriving. As the old saying goes, you can’t prevent a bird from flying over your head but you can prevent them from making a nest in your hair.
Sure, sounds kind of cheesy but the premise behind it is quite true. Will your home ever be 100% free of ants, mice, Wasps, or other pests? No. No home can ever achieve that however, what you can achieve is making it to where you don’t get an infestation or a significant problem. Sure, an ant pile might pop up here and there, especially after a storm—but it won’t turn into 50.
That’s because the methods that we use in preventative pest control are designed to make your home unattractive to these pests. That means everything from spreading granules around your yard to the use of natural repellents to ward off rodents.
The end goal is to mitigate the proliferation of pests in and around your home to reduce health hazards and discomfort associated with them. To be completely transparent, it does not mean you will never see a pest again, but you won’t have a major problem.
Benefits Of Using A Local Pest Control Service
Pest control services can save homeowners money and headaches through a proactive approach to keep pest populations at bay. However, just as important as being proactive about pest control, it’s also important to use a local pest control service.
Sure, there are nationwide chains that make huge promises and have a lot of fancy advertising. However, your local pest control service will know the in and outs of the area you live in and the nuances of pest movement in the area.
Pests that are highly active in New Hampshire for example, may not be as active in the Cypress area. That is why it is important to have technicians that are from this area and know it well. Given the climate zone that Houston is in there are a lot of unique challenges to pest control not present in other areas.
So a local provider he’s going to be able to offer the most comprehensive preventative pest control based on what threats are near you. Having that extra knowledge can catch problems ahead of time, and even prevent them from happening. When it comes to certain pests such as termites, that little extra that you’re spending on preventative pest control can save you thousands in home repairs from pest damage.
You spend a lot of money on home maintenance—landscaping, painting, roof repairs. However, few things are as expensive as battling an infestation of destructive pests. Not only can these pests cause damage to your home, but they also carry diseases that can risk your family’s health. Termites, for example, can do thousands of dollars of damage in just a few months going undetected.
The irony in this is that preventative pest control is actually quite affordable and given the amount of money it can potentially save you—it’s priceless.
That is because while having a professional pest control service come out and take care of an infestation is expensive, preventative pest control is an ongoing service. Yes, there is also a recurring charge for it however it is far less than a corrective action call. Let us explain why preventative pest control saves you money:
Infestations Do Costly Damage
If you don’t treat it, pests such as termites and Carpenter ants can do a lot of damage. Damage that will not only cost you money to have the pests exterminated, but also to correct the damage left behind.
Pests Contaminate Food Sources
Pests such as rodents and cockroaches can contaminate your entire food source if they’re not kept in check. At today’s prices, that can easily skyrocket into a loss of hundreds, not to mention putting your family’s health at risk.
Pests Can Lower Home Values
We’re putting your home on the market you can rest assured that no one wants to buy a home that has a pest infestation of any kind. It will significantly impact your home value, period.
DIY vs Professional Services: What’s the Difference?
In today’s economy, a lot of people are trying to find ways to do things for themselves that they used to pay for. Preventative pest control is one of those services. Most people, when they think of pests, figure they can just go to their local hardware store and get a few spray bottles of some “stuff.”
However the problem lies is that most homeowners don’t know what’s in that “stuff” or the right “stuff” to buy based on the pests they’re dealing with
Additionally, most DIY pest control products are full of dangerous chemicals that can have a serious impact if mixed or applied improperly. They can affect you, your children, harm your pets, and even ruin your landscaping if you don’t know what you’re doing.
When you hire a professional pest control service such as Champions you’re protecting your home and family. We have access to more effective products and knowledge of better methods. It should also be noted, that there’s a lot of biology, entomology, and chemical knowledge that goes into pest control.
It’s not as simple as just throwing down some store-bought traps and spraying an “all-in-one” insect spray. Many people that we service end up calling us after trying DIY methods and wasting hundreds of dollars only to still have the problem.
Preventative Pest Control By Champions Keeps Your Home Safe
The easiest way to prevent pests from doing damage to your home or taking over your yard is to simply call Champions Pest Control. Take advantage and enroll in our Guardian Service Plan, which is an affordable monthly plan that includes preventative service year-round.