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3 Reasons to Call Pest Control ASAP

Some insects are very beneficial to the ecosystem, such as grasshoppers and bees. However, many are a nuisance and can affect your quality of life and overall home investment. If you believe you have an infestation requiring rodent, mosquito, roach, or termite control, you should seek assistance right away. Here are reasons you shouldn’t hesitate to call an exterminator when you suspect a pest infestation.

1. Health

When you do what you can to take care of your health by exercising, drinking water, and eating well, the last thing you need is to ignore a pest infestation. Vermin from rodents to bedbugs can affect your mental and physical health in ways you may not be prepared for. Ticks and fleas can be a major nuisance to your animals. If you have a cat or a dog, especially a dog, you may notice they’re stressed out and consistently scratching after being outside. That can happen when you have a tick infestation on your landscape. Ticks can multiply very quickly. When your animal is playing in the grass, those ticks take the opportunity to latch onto their skin and suck blood from them. It can cause your animals mental distress, and you would have to take them to the vet to properly have ticks removed.

Ticks aren’t just a problem with animals. They can also latch onto a human and cause problems such as Lyme disease. You know you have Lyme disease through different stages of symptoms. Several days after being bitten, you’ll notice a circular rash in addition to fatigue, headache, chills, and fever. If it continues to be untreated, it may escalate into short-term memory loss, arthritis, and numbness in the hands and legs. In the worst cases, it can eventually affect your nervous system by causing nerve inflammation or meningitis. Some people even experience heart problems from untreated Lyme disease. Therefore, it’s something to take very seriously.

If you have a mosquito infestation, you have to worry about having welts on your skin from all the bites that build up. Mosquitoes, like ticks, are blood suckers and attack humans and animals alike. The wrong mosquito can come with more than some itchy bumps. Mosquitoes are associated with the spread of the West Nile virus, the Zika virus, as well as malaria.

A rodent infestation can contaminate your food supply. Rodents will defecate and urinate just about anywhere, including the food areas that they roam around in. Therefore, if you notice rodent droppings or spots of urine, you must sanitize that area as their urine is poisonous. Plus, you don’t want to eat anything they may have gotten into. These nasty rodents can also spread rabies, and some of them may be vicious enough to bite.

When you take your summer vacation, be very careful of your accommodations. Read reports to see if any reviews mention bedbugs. Unfortunately, bed bugs have been found in as many as 68% of American hotels, even 5-star ones, according to Bed Bug Lawyer. Bed bugs aren’t harmful in terms of disease, but can affect mental health and sleep. Bedbugs get their name because they tend to congregate around your bed at night. That is often where they have their nest, which may be hiding in mattresses and within your headboards. When you turn off the light to fall asleep, these bugs come out and may bite and feast on your blood. No one wants to deal with the idea of bugs biting them in their sleep, so that can be a culprit for sleep issues. When you’re too anxious to fall asleep, that can lead to other problems like inflammation, heart issues, weight issues, and brain fog.

2. Property Protection

An untreated vermin infestation does more than hurt humans. It can also hurt the property that you’ve put so much into. Your home is your castle, and you don’t want its value to decrease or become worthless. If you’re not careful, that can happen depending on the type of infestation you have. According to Consumer Reports, over $5 billion in property damage happened due to a termite infestation in American homes. This is why termite control is so important.

Termites are known for their love of eating wood, which is what your foundation is made of. Your home security fence, garden fences, and even some of your furniture can also be affected by hungry termites. That’s a lot of damage you would have to replenish or cut your losses at. Termites can even destroy your home in about three years, according to the CDC. That’s why it’s imperative to call termite control as soon as you realize you have an infestation.

Rats and their sharp teeth can also do their share of damage. Because of their sharp teeth, they can cut through electrical wiring and cause that to short circuit and need expensive repairs. They can easily cut drywall, wood, and other materials that are throughout your home structure. The greater the infestation becomes, the more damage it can do.

3. Early Prevention

The last thing you want is to become overrun by a pest infestation. Unfortunately, there are vermin that can multiply to levels you may not be aware of. For example, rodents can have several litters of pups each year. The reason for this is their gestation period is very short. A female rat can go from the initial gestation to birth faster than you think. Therefore, if you have a rodent infestation, you can get to the point where your home is overrun with ratholes, rat urine, poop, and other issues that will make your home unlivable.

As mentioned, termites can destroy your home in a few years. With solid termite control early on, you can prevent needing foundation remediation efforts or rebuilding a wooden fence you’ve already spent money on. Mosquitoes can lay more eggs than you can think of in a sitting pool of water. Can you imagine the number of mosquitoes that could be buzzing around your home after only a couple of them laid eggs? You may be in a situation where it would feel almost impossible to go outside on your property in the summertime. However, those mosquitoes may also likely get inside and cause the same amount of havoc.

When you handle early pest discovery and prevention, you can get peace of mind that you’re not dealing with a rodent running around or termites destroying your property. It’s also more cost-effective to deal with it early on. Exterminators can take less time to handle the problem since they’re not overrun with a huge population of rodents and roaches or a cloud of mosquitoes buzzing around. Early prevention can help you save as many elements on your property as possible so you don’t have to spend money that you don’t have.

As you can see, you shouldn’t ignore pest infestations. One roach or mouse can quickly turn into hundreds. Don’t put yourself and your family through the stress of a vermin infestation. These insects and rodents can damage your home, spread disease, cause you to lose sleep, and quickly outnumber you. Our family-owned business has been operating since 1943. Call All-State Pest & Lawn for issues with bed bugs, rodents, mosquitoes, and termite control in the Memphis area.