What’s Lurking in Your Walls? 3 Reasons to Schedule an Annual Pest Inspection

When you own a home, it's important to keep track of maintenance concerns. Most homeowners remember to take care of their plumbing and HVAC inspections. However, there's one inspection that's often overlooked, and that's the pest inspection. If you tend to overlook the annual pest inspection, there are several good reasons to make some changes. One of the benefits of scheduling an annual pest inspection is that it catches pest problems before they turn into a full-blown infestation. Here are just three of the reasons you shouldn't overlook annual pest inspections.

Prevent Health Risks

When you have a family, you know that you need to take steps to protect them from health-related issues. One way to do that is to invest in annual pest inspections. You might not realise this, but pest infestations can put your family at risk for serious health problems. For instance, a mosquito infestation increases the risk for the West Nile virus, Zika virus, and chikungunya virus. With an annual pest inspection, you can take steps to keep mosquitoes off your property, which reduces the risk for those viruses. 

Maintain Cleanliness

If you pride yourself on maintaining a clean and sanitary home, you owe it to yourself to schedule an annual pest inspection. Just one pest infestation can take your home from clean to unsanitary, especially when the infestation involves cockroaches. Unfortunately, cockroaches can invade any home, regardless of how clean they are. If you're worried about cleanliness, it's time to schedule your annual pest inspection. During the inspection, your inspector will identify any areas where pest activity has been located. That information will allow you to schedule immediate pest control services, which will make it easier for you to maintain a clean and sanitary home. 

Protect Your Home

If you own your home, you need to do everything you can to protect it from damage. One way to do that is to schedule a pest inspection every year. You might not realise this, but some pests can do considerable damage to your home. Some of those pests include termites, carpenter ants, and rodents. Unfortunately, those pests can do a lot of damage before they're detected, especially without inspections. However, when you have your home inspected for pests each year, infestations can be caught early enough to prevent damage. 

Don't let pest problems get out of control. Protect your home, and your family, by scheduling an annual pest inspection.

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Large Pest Control: Tips for Gardeners and Ranchers

I know from experience that people living on ranches have to worry a lot about big animal pest control. They can't have deer or bunnies eating their crops, and they can't have wild pests giving their livestock diseases. Unfortunately, in spite of the need for information, I have trouble finding much relevant and comprehensive info online about big animal pest control. Because of that, I decided to start a blog. Hi, my name is Stephanie, and the info in this blog is based on experience and research on all kinds of pests with an emphasis on large pests. Please explore, and I hope these posts help you.