As you’re driving around Tyler, you see beautiful houses, and you might even think, “Wow, I’d like to buy a house like that one day.” But, until you walk into a house and picture yourself in it, it’s just a house. It’s not home yet.
So what makes a house a home? Is it your stuff being in it? Your furniture in the rooms and pictures on the walls? That’s probably a part of it, but what truly makes a house a home is your ability to find peace, comfort, and tranquility. You can kick your feet up and enjoy being with your loved ones, leaving your worries at the door. That’s what makes a house home.
But you know what doesn’t jive with the feelings of comfort, peace, and tranquility? Looking up from your couch and seeing a roach scurrying up the wall into a small hole in the ceiling. Or opening the pantry for a snack and seeing ants crawling all over the place. While you may not consider pests a significant threat to your house, they’ll quickly take away what makes your house into a home.
Severe Threat To Home and Health
People who consider pests a simple nuisance in the home might find themselves severely mistaken, especially when they consider the threat that some pests pose to the structure of a house and the health of its occupants. Most of the pests that will infiltrate a home can bring with them health hazards. Roaches and rats, for instance, can spread diseases like salmonella and E.coli to food-prep surfaces, creating the potential for paralysis and even death. Some pests can release pathogens into the air as they travel around, causing effects in asthmatics or anyone prone to allergies. Even less hazardous pests like bed bugs can cause skin irritations and an unsettled sleeping pattern that could lead to insomnia. The list goes on and on. But the bottom line is that the disgusting feeling in your stomach that occurs when you see a pest in your house is the least of your worries.
If health issues don’t scare you, then maybe being broke does? Some pests can cause thousands of dollars’ worth of damage in your home before you even realize you have a problem. Ants in your pantry can leave your kitchen supplies ruined. Crickets, mice, and rats are destructive, chewing through electrical wires and insulation right under your nose. Then, of course, there are termites that can eat the wooden structures of your home’s foundation for years before you realize that you have damage that you don’t have the money to fix.
A lot of people dealing with pests have become real do it yourself's, but this leads to inconsistent results. It’s almost like playing Whack-A-Mole. You see an ant problem in the kitchen, so you buy some bait. The next week, you notice a roach in the living room, so you buy some spray. Then you find rat droppings in the basement, leading to another trip to the store, and another purchase, not to mention more time and headache.
Families who turn to professional pest control eliminate all of the stress, wasted time, and worry that comes from constantly wondering if you took care of the problem for good. To protect that feeling of peace of mind that really makes your house a home, it is important to get the guaranteed protection that comes from professional pest control.
The expert pest technicians here at Innovative Pest Control can keep pests out of your house and off your property by scheduling monthly to quarterly visits that work around your schedule. They’ll protect your home from every pest threat in the same visit so that you can stop worrying about every single issue that pops up. And if you notice something between visits, we will come back out and fix the problem immediately. If you gave it some thought and realized how much time and money you waste trying to fight pests on your own, then calling Innovative Pest Control is a no-brainer. Reach out to Innovative Pest Control today for professional assistance in keeping your house a home.