When the trees are getting back their leaves and the flowers are blooming, the pests are also starting to be more active. With all this springtime activity, pests are more likely to find their way into your home. That's why it's important to come up with a maintenance and prevention plan for your home. Here are some of the reasons why it's very important to develop a pest prevention and maintenance plan for your house during springtime:
1. Pests Can Damage Your Home
Pests may be tiny, but they can cause serious damage to your home. For example, wood-boring pests, such as termites, can eat through the drywall and wood in your home, reducing its structural integrity and exposing it to the possibility of cracking or even collapsing. Ants, bugs, and flies can also cause major damage to your home, which can be expensive to repair, and might even have a big negative impact on its resale value.
2. Insect Stings Cause Allergic Reactions
Some people are allergic to stings of common insects, such as ants, scorpions, and bees. Some of them don't even know they're allergic until they're stung and they have a serious reaction. Letting these pests get into your home can put your guests or loved ones in danger. An allergic reaction can be much more than an inconvenience. Some people can develop fatal reactions, such as breathing difficulties due to tightening of the airways.
3. Pests Carry Various Diseases
Some pests can also carry germs and bacteria that can make you sick. For instance, pigeons and rats can carry contaminants and diseases. They can spread these diseases through your home in their feathers, fur or feces. Letting these pests nest inside your home and deposit waste can put your loved ones at risk. Examples of diseases directly transmitted by pests, especially rodents, include leptospirosis, hantavirus pulmonary syndrome, and salmonellosis. Thus, consider implementing a pest prevention plan to make sure that these disease-carrying pests don't find their way into your home and spread fatal diseases.
4. Pests Carry Wood Debris
When it gets warmer, pests such as carpenter ants and termites waste no time in the construction of their permanent home. They often use wood debris as a building material. If untreated, termites and tunneling ants can severely damage your home's structural integrity.
Call a Professional Pest Control Company Now!
Pests not only spread diseases in your home but also cause a huge mess. You can't just sweep their poop away to clean your home. Even the most powerful floor cleaner may not be enough to sanitize the space. That's why it's important to seek the help of a professional pest control service to clear out the space and make it safe for your loved ones again. The more extensive the issue, the longer the cleaning can take and the more it may cost. Prevent that from happening by working with Thomas Pest Control. Contact us today!