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Pest Control is that important – make it a regular part of your home maintenance

What’s the big deal? I see pest control trucks all over the place, is pest control that important? There must be a lot of bugs, termites, rats or something to need so many companies.

There are a lot of pests in an area the size of Metropolitan Phoenix and the surrounding cities. With an area over 500 sq. miles and a population of nearly five million, there are approximately 1300 companies serving Arizona. Only about 30 percent of metro Phoenix households use pest control professionals on a regular basis. Around 30 percent do their own pest control. Over 40% have never used pest control in any fashion, even though they really should – pest control is that important!

This blog is not a scare you into using a professional pest control service, but rather a why you should consider pest management as a maintenance service. Pest control is an important part of home-ownership and property management.

What To Consider When Choosing A Pest Control Company

Of course, there are many considerations in choosing one of those 1300 pest control companies. Without getting into great detail, let me just say, experience (33 years in the industry), licensing, certifications, and insurance coverage is important. Knowing who’s coming to your home is another important factor – we background check our employees annually. Our employees are in proper uniforms, well equipped and properly trained to handle all your pest control needs. Our employees are well paid – that’s important for a number of reasons. Retention is very important as most people don’t want a revolving door of people coming to their homes or businesses. No, we are not the low-cost providers, the one truck wonders or even the large branded NON-local company.

Mamma always said, you get what you pay for! If they show up in a beat up, old dirty truck, and they smell bad… How well do you think they are going to do on your service? Yes you could choose a large national, branded company with wonderful commercials on TV. But, you know you’re going to pay for that, right? Their corporate offices are back East, so when you have a pest issue, good luck talking to someone here! Those are just a couple thoughts but choose wisely. A locally owned pest control company with a great community reputation and a long track record is what you need.

Serious Impact Of Not Utilizing Pest Control

Ok, back to the importance . . . Pests cause a great deal of damage. They carry germs, diseases, and viruses, spread bacteria, sting and bite just to mention the most obvious reasons to stop pests. Termites literally eat and cause damage to wood structures in excess of 4 billion dollars per year. Mosquitoes carry many diseases like West Nile Virus, Encephalitis, Dengue Fever, Dog Heart Worm, Zika and more. Rodents gnaw and chew on everything, including maybe your electrical wires in your home. Also mice and roof rats will make there way to your food, your animal’s food, and may even take a bite of you!

Preventative Pest Control Instead of Reactive Emergency Service

I know I wasn’t going to try and do scare piece, but realistically, Rats and mice shouldn’t be ignored. Once rodents make your home their home, they reproduce quickly and can turn into a major infestation. Other common insects are just as bad, ants can bite and sting, cause serous infections and even anaphylaxis shock in people who have allergic reactions. Cockroaches are known to cause asthma in children and scorpion stings can be serious to young and elderly, the list just goes on and on.

Pest Control in Arizona Is A Necessity

Because of our region, Arizona is a 365 day a year pest infested part of the country. There is very little reprieve from pests, though we get a little change in the mix of pests we encounter from winter to summer. That’s why it is necessary to have a regular year-round pest management program at your home.

Truly, ongoing prevention and is the key and the only way to manage your costs. Pest control prevents serious damage to your property and protects the ones you love.

Get Started with a professional pest control company today. I recommend Invader Pest Management. It would be our pleasure to be your partner with the care of your family, pets and home.