With the New Year right around the corner, people are starting to think about what resolutions they’re going to make. Resolutions are promises you make to yourself that are about making your life happier and healthier. We’re going to suggest that 2023 is the year you achieve a pest-free home.
Many times people don’t deal with the fact that there are some ants in the house or even a few mice running around, because let’s be real: life is stressful and you have things gong on. However, pests can be very bad for your health, your emotional state of mind, and the value of your property. Here’s five signs it’s time to get your little pest control problem under control:
#1: You’re Embarrassed to Have Ants, Mice, Termites or Rats in Your Home.
When you know, you know – the way you don’t let your kids bring friends over or how you cringe the whole time that a friendly neighbor stops by for a chat, because what if they saw a mouse in your house? Or ants on parade along the windowsill? What would people think? You don’t need to live with that kind of pressure. It’s time for the pests to go.
#2: Someone in the Household has Allergies or Asthma.
Pest droppings and dander can trigger an allergic response or asthma in some individuals. There’s nothing more frightening than having someone you love experience difficulty breathing. If you know a household member is prone to respiratory difficulties, you need a pest-free home.
#3: There’s a Smell. And Maybe A Sound.
Can your home pass the sniff test? Pests are continually leaving their droppings all over your house and things. Droppings do not smell good. In time, the presence of pests can contribute to an unpleasant odor in the home. Some pests are also noisy. Carpenter Ants in particular make unpleasant crunching noises as they creating nesting spaces for their thousands of eggs. So if you smell something or hear something, there are too many pests in your house and it’s time for the exterminator.
#4: Your Property is Being Damaged.
Remember those noisy Carpenter Ants we just talked about? That unpleasant crunching noise they make is them eating your house. Just like termites do. Insects and rodents can cause so much damage that thousands of dollars in repairs are required. In the worst cases, pests can do so much damage a home becomes unlivable and has to be condemned. If you see small piles of sawdust, damage along the baseboards, windowsills, and crown molding, or sagging and staining of walls and ceilings call in your local exterminator as soon as possible.
#5: You Want to Sell Your Home
If you know you’re planning to sell your property, the time to address the pest problem is sooner, rather than later. Pest problems can diminish the value of your property. Would you buy a home with termites? No, probably not – and you’re going to have a hard time selling a house with termites. Real estate is very stressful anyway. Make life simple for yourself by having the best local pest control company handle the situation for you.