1. A Few Pests Aren't A Problem
Just because there aren't a horde of cockroaches on the kitchen counter, doesn't mean there isn't a pest problem. For every insect you do see, there are plenty more (as many as 20-30) hiding behind the wall that you can't see. Don't be fooled by the occasional pest sighting. You should act as soon as you see any pests or any evidence of their presence, such as droppings or chewed up cardboard.
2. DIY Pest Control Is Just As Effective
While insecticide sprays may kill the insects that you see, they have little effect on the colony that could be behind your wall. The type of pesticides that the insects are supposed to bring back to their colonies are not always reliable. In addition, some industrial-strength pesticides leave toxic chemicals in your home that can remain poisonous for many years, which poses a potential hazard for households with pets and young children. If you are wanting long-term, safe results, make sure you hire a professional pest control company at the Lake of the Ozarks.
3. All Pest Control Companies Are The Same
While all pest control companies need to be licensed, they may have various types of licenses. Be sure to check any credentials before hiring a pest control company. Be sure to hire a company that is licensed in the area that you are wanting to control. If you want to hire a company that is effective in treating mosquitoes, you would want a company with an aquatic pest control license.
4. A Clean Home = A Pest Free Home
While it's true that cleanliness greatly diminishes the chances of an infestation, that isn't always the case. You may think that you can't have a pest problem because your kitchen is spotless. However, a box of old clothes, children's toys and yellowing newspapers can be an all-you-can-eat extravaganza for insects. So just because you are clean, it doesn't mean you can't have a pest problem.
5. Only Call A Professional For Infestations
Don't wait until you have a problem before taking care of it. The best way to control a pest problem is to act before it becomes an infestation. The sooner the problem is addressed, the quicker and more efficiently it can be solved and the sooner you and your family can enjoy a pest-free environment. Regular pest control treatments can help ward off infestations.
We offer a wide range of pest control services at the Lake of the Ozarks, which include spider control for home & dock, ant control, mosquito control, termite inspection & treatment and more! If you want to protect your home and dock this summer, call Best Pest Control at 573-348-1600.
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573-348-1600 in Osage Beach