When you own a home, certain jobs must be done to prevent far worse damage from occurring in the future. For example, if you hear a leaky pipe in the wall, no homeowner will just let it go until something catastrophic occurs just because they don’t want to deal with a plumber. Doing so will lead to far greater consequences and expenses down the line.
In the same way, it’s important and economical to get ahead of pest control and establish a schedule of routine pest inspections. This will allow you to prevent problems before they occur and establish a safeguard against harmful invaders like rats, roaches, termites, and other unwanted visitors. That’s why most companies, especially if you’ve had an issue before, recommend performing regular pest inspections.
If you’ve already noticed pests then the infestation is already established, so it’s important to stop these problems before they start. The best way to do this is with regular pest inspections.
Top Five Benefits of Pest Inspections.
Benefit #1: Pest inspections allow you to seal off holes or entryways before they become an issue.
One of the jobs that pest control experts are experts at is noticing small entryways into your house that you might never notice otherwise. These holes can be tiny, almost invisible, and will allow termites, spiders, roaches, or other bugs into your house where they can establish a colony.
In addition, mice and rats pose serious health hazards and can damage the structural integrity of houses. Having a regular pest inspection will allow you to make sure that no new entryways have opened or formed, and that any existing ones, like where pipes or utilities enter the house, remain sealed.
Benefit #2: Pest inspections save you money, time, and effort in the end.
The small upfront cost of regular pest inspections is one of the smartest investments into your house that you can make. If you put it off until it’s too late, you can easily end up with a worse infestation that ends up costing you more money down the line. Once infestations are active and established, it can be significantly more work to eradicate them and require many more visits than simple routine preventative maintenance.
This will save you time and effort as well, as you won’t have to worry about trying to get a handle on pests or dealing with the negative consequences they can have. Once structural damage like chewed wood joints or wires happens, the costs of not doing pest control rise exponentially.
Benefit #3: Pest inspections bring you peace of mind.
Don’t underestimate the value of being able to relax and have peace of mind in your own house! No one likes to worry about pests in their own home, and taking care of it proactively will allow you to relax and know that you have it under control. Even better, if you do notice a problem you will have assurances and guarantees that it will be handled by the company you already have a relationship with.
Benefit #4: Pest inspections improve household safety.
Two major factors determine the value of pest control when it comes to household safety: illness and diseases along with electrical wiring issues. Now, most people can survive a bite from a poisonous spider or the diseases commonly carried by rodent droppings, like hantavirus, but children, the elderly, immunocompromised individuals, and pets are all at a higher risk than healthy adults. If any of these types of people are in your house, it’s imperative to keep pests under control, and even if not, why would you want to risk it?
The other major concern when it comes to pests, especially rats and mice, is that they can chew through wires or other materials and start fires. According to the Illinois Department of Public Health, rodents chewing through electrical wiring, gas lines, or even matches is the cause of around 25% of all house fires that are attributed to “unknown causes.” Sadly, people have died in these fires because they neglected to take care of pest control or ignored the warning signs of rodent infestation.
Benefit #5: Pest inspections allow you to enjoy being outdoors in your yard more.
Not all pest control is indoors. When you schedule pest control, you can also make sure that your yard is dealt with as well, meaning that you can relax and enjoy nice weather outside without worrying about covering up, using bug spray, or buying anti-mosquito candles to keep them at bay.
Both indoors and outdoors, regular pest control inspections help you maintain control of your house and property and make sure that you can enjoy it to its fullest extent and retain all the value you have earned. Nothing else is as effective, safe, and economical when it comes to keeping your home beautiful, livable, and valuable, so don’t neglect it. Schedule a pest control inspection today and get the process started!