There is one thing that will never go out of style with a homeowner, and that is getting rid of every creeping, crawling, On Duty Pest Control Houston or flying insect in his or her home completely. There are solutions to managing these issues using professional pest control companies to come out regularly, to inspect and treat for roaches, ants, silverfish, and even for rodents, but foot traffic from humans, and pets will always allow more to enter. You as a homeowner can help preclude build up of pests by keeping food crumbs, liquids cleaned up in all parts of the home, and especially crumbs around pet food dishes.
Standard chemicals are pet friendly once they are applied and dry in place, it is best to kennel or board your pet while having your monthly or quarterly service executed. There are more organic choices that your service provider can offer, and all you have to do is ask for these special chemicals to help become more “Green” and more responsible to the earth as a whole. If you are not familiar with the products that your pest control service uses, ask them to offer a list of the chemical names, and perform some quick due diligence online to ensure they are safe to use around your family, and four legged loved ones.
Being consistent with have your home treated is key in keeping all those micro enemies at bay, also if the in home pest-control provider is not treating the external perimeter of your home that is a huge red flag, and should be addressed. Granted an exterminator is not there to give you a complete education on pests, but usually a good sign of an excellent service will be that they alert you to possible problematic situations around the house, and what to do to prevent them from becoming issues.
Termite inspections should be done once a year, some people only have a five year rule, but according to most real estate agents, they see damage as soon as one year after treatment. There are other insects, and organisms that destroy wood around the home and that include fungus, and carpenter bees. Make sure all decks, fences, or any other outdoor structure made of wood is check as well. This is not only a good idea to keeping your home free of passive destruction, but will help ensure great resale pricing when it is time put your house on the market in the future.