All The Reasons You Should Get Professional Pest Control For Your Elk Grove Property

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A lot of Elk Grove residents put off receiving pest control services. This can be for a wide array of reasons. Sometimes, folks are worried that their routine will be interrupted or their space will be upended by an extermination team. Others are concerned about the cost or exposure to harsh chemicals. A few figure there’s no bug or creature they can’t tackle on their own.

The reality is professional intervention is a necessity. There are too many insects and animals that reproduce quickly, are dangerous to handle, and/or are resistant to retail products. In addition, the average person doesn’t have the required skills to properly identify a critter and their nesting spots. Much less, use a tricky device or insecticide correctly. Read on to learn about potential risks and why Neighborly Pest Management is your best option.

The Dangers of Pests & Infestations

There aren’t many bugs or animals that don’t pose a threat to humans. Bugs like termites, powder post beetles, and carpenter ants consume or shred wood. They’ll get at the walls and foundations of your home or business. The place you’ve rested your dreams upon could come crumbling down. At the very least, it might be uninhabitable for a while. Termites in particular are known for being “silent destroyers.” People often don’t realize they have an infestation until major wreckage has occurred.
Various species fixate on fabrics and wiring. Examples include fire ants, silverfish, carpet beetles, moths, crickets, and rodents. These critters chew up clothes, upholstery, linens, and carpeting, among other items. The destruction of cords and wiring is especially hazardous, as electrical fires can stem from it.
Even if you manage to salvage or protect your belongings, you still have to think about your physical health. Several pests crawl or fly around with poisonous venom and/or bacteria on their bodies. As a result, your surfaces and food could get contaminated. Moreover, you could be bitten or stung. Some of the illnesses and conditions you could experience are:

  • Skin inflammation, bumps, or blisters 
  • Allergic responses
  • Asthmatic reactions
  • Pathogens
  • Viruses
  • Rabies
  • Gastrointestinal infections
  • Respiratory difficulties and infections
  • Birth defects
  • Insomnia

Roaches, rodents, raccoons, ants, and mosquitoes, are notorious for transmitting diseases.

The Failures of “Do-It-Yourself” Pest Control Methods

It’s a common belief that commercial pesticides, traps, and other devices are just as effective as the products used by professionals. People also assume that if they get a store item, it will be less expensive than contacting a company. Both ideas are false, and here’s why:

  • Most will only have a momentary effect, or they’re designed for temporary use. 
  • Average shelf goods will not address entry points or infestations.
  • Each critter reacts to treatments differently. What will kill one will have no influence on another. 
  • Some insecticides are weak. Those that are strong could harm humans, pets, or vegetation. 
  • Application instructions are typically tough to decipher. 
  • You could repeatedly spend money trying to find the “perfect” solution.

Neighborly Pest Management Prevention & Extermination

Neighborly Pest Management has successfully been in business for over 40 years. We’ve had such a long run and continue to do well because we offer a range of convenient services. If you need a same-day or emergency visit, we’ll provide that for you. We have affordable bi-monthly plans, but if you’d prefer to have something short-term or recurring, that’s available. No need to fret about chemicals or toxins, because we have organic options. It’s all about what you want and need as a customer.

You can have faith in our expertise, as we’re members of state, regional, and national entities in the industry. Call us today and receive a free inspection!