You bought your home with the intention of keeping your family safe and healthy, but not long after you moved in, you discovered that the house was already occupied – by rodents! Ack!
While it’s not a pleasant thought to think that there are mice or rats scrabbling about behind your walls or in the attic, you should understand that household pests are actually a very common problem. Whether you have rodents, wasps, termites, spiders, or ants, you’re not alone, and it isn’t a sign that you are a poor housekeeper. In fact, a recent study found that the average household contains approximately 100 different morphospecies!
Nevertheless, you will want to do something about the infestation, and that’s where Utah pest control companies can be helpful.
Pest control has gotten a bit of a bad rap, because people associate it with whole-house tenting and toxic chemicals that aren’t safe for pets, houseplants, or even children! Nowadays, however, there are many environmentally friendly and non-toxic methods of eliminating existing pest populations, and preventing further infestation.
Integrated pest management (IPM) is the industry term for a multi-pronged approach. Rather than simply blasting your house with poisons, repellants, and other chemical treatments, IPM looks at the entry points that pests are using to get into your home, sanitation methods that may make your home inhospitable to pests, and finally, chemical applications that are not harmful to your home’s legitimate residents.
Green pest control companies use organic compounds that are derived from natural sources. These 100% natural compounds have been thoroughly tested and found to be safe for humans as well as for pets like dogs or cats. Yet they are toxic to the insects and other pests that you want to eliminate. In other words, they provide the best of both worlds.
Pest control companies that use IPM will look at the root cause of your problem and work to eliminate it. This means that once the infestation is eradicated, you won’t have to worry about return visitors. If you opt for chemical sprays or whole-house tenting, you may have to repeat the entire process down the line. Why not take care of the problem once and for all, especially when you can do so safely and naturally?
A good pest control company will provide an inspection of your home, then explain all the results of that inspection: what pests may be plaguing you, how they’ve gotten access to your house in the first place, and how the company plans on eradicating them. They will also likely show you the evidence of any pests — webs, droppings, damage to your structure, and the entry points. That way, you can have confidence that the pest control company is aboveboard and honest, not just trying to spray your house with chemicals and make a quick buck.
Additionally, the best pest control services will return to your home free of charge if, for some reason, their treatment doesn’t do the trick the first time around. That way, you will enjoy the peace of mind that comes from having a pest-free home once again.
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