Ben Franklin once said, "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." The notion that it is better to be PROactive vs. REactive makes perfect sense when considering one's approach toward general pest control.
Generally, pest control is not thought of until there is a problem. However, an 'out of sight, out of mind' approach to this aspect of daily life and homeownership can lead to a lot of stress and heartache. Sure, things may seem fine most of the time, but there is no way to account for the anxiety of finding a mouse in the house or insect invaders when you least expect them.
Many household pests have learned to survive and thrive alongside people without attracting our attention. The secret to their success comes from living quietly in seldom-used places like basements, attics, storage areas and crawlspaces. If you have a family pet, your home may be even more susceptible to pest infestations. Dog food attracts moths and mice, while ants are often attracted to dry cat food. Not to mention stowaways likes ticks or fleas which may hitch a ride on your pet and into your home. These pesky pests are known to spread disease, so you’ll want to make sure you’re doing everything you can to keep your pets safe.
Rodents, insects, and other unwanted pests can get by with the bare necessities such as food, water, and shelter. These things can be found in abundance in the average home. While it's easy to overlook an occasional bug, general pest control is an integral component of homeownership. Aside from the overall 'ick factor,' household pests contribute to asthma, allergies, property damage and can lead to unsanitary living conditions. Bob Vila cautions homeowners about the expensive property damage caused by pests such as moths, beetles, and termites.
Preventing pest infestations can save you time and money in the long run while protecting your investment. Arizona's temperate climate and geographic location make it a prime site for year-round pest problems, but a well-prepared homeowner can easily avoid these inconveniences while enjoying the benefits of our great state. Porch.com points out that some pest problems are attempted with a DIY approach, but a professional pest control provider has access to the latest training, and techniques.
When choosing a pest control pro, you should look for the right mix of experience, education, and technology. Desert Castle Pest Control uses an integrated approach to pest removal to ensure that your home remains your castle and no unexpected houseguests are freeloading on your property. We are locally owned & operated, licensed, and insured. We have been serving the Mesa area for many years, earning a reputation as a trusted provider of responsible and effective general pest control services. We're here when you need us, but more importantly, we're here before you need our pest removal services, and we make sure to stop pest problems before they begin. We understand that choosing a provider for your home is not a decision to make lightly, which is why we stay up to date on best practices and regulations in the pest control industry.