Preventative Pest Control: The Basics
Have you ever heard the old adage, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure?” Sure, it may seem like one of those old cliches, but when it comes to pest control, it can really come to fruition, especially if you are a business owner. Keep reading to learn everything you need to know about preventative pest control, and how subscribing to this model of pest defense can save you in the long run!
At its root, preventative pest control is the process of stopping a pest infestation before it even starts. This can be done in a multitude of ways, ranging from things that you can do on your own to services offered by a company. Without even thinking about it, you are doing preventative pest control every time that you put away the leftovers from dinner into the refrigerator, or you sweep up after cooking. Think about it: you are removing things from your kitchen that can attract a swarm of pests, ranging from fruit flies to ants and even cockroaches. You may not believe us, but yes—preventative pest control is that easy!
Now, there are some instances where you may not be able to keep the pests out entirely on your own. For example, you may live in an area that is just predisposed to mice infestation, thanks to the local ecosystem. While doing some of the basic aforementioned tasks will certainly go a long way in reducing the chances of an infestation (like cleaning up and making sure that your weather-stripping is intact), you may need a little help from the professionals to make sure that they stay out. This can be vital for a business owner, as one rat or a few cockroaches can not only drive people out of your store, but result in a scathing online review—discouraging future customers from evening coming in.
That being said, you may find it prudent to call a pest control agency, and set up a regular pest prevention plan with them. The easiest pest infestation to control is the one that has not happened yet, and you greatly reduce the chances of having a full on infestation when working with a professional company. Any pest control team that is worth their salt knows how important it is to keep pests out, and they are more than willing to set up a customized plan with you to suit your needs.
Give us a call today to see how we can help keep pests out of your home!