Dynamics

What to Know to Keep Pests at Bay

At some point most homes and businesses encounter a pest problem. Some pests are more common in certain areas, but property owners in the Puyallup and Puget Sound area of Washington most often encounter cockroaches, rats and mice, spiders, various ant species, termites, bed bugs, fleas, and bees or wasps. There are some measures home or business owners can take to try to remove certain pests on their own, but some situations require professional intervention. Read more to find out how what measures to take to remove the pests and when to call a professional.

How to Know When Pests Are a Problem

Some insects and other critters are sure to find their way into any home or business, no matter how clean the inhabitants keep it or where it is located. This may be an unappealing thought but doesn’t have to be. Certain common insects bring microbial diversity to strengthen your immune system. Many household spiders and centipedes feed on annoying pests like mosquitos, moths and silverfish benefitting the building’s occupants.

Visitors to a home in the form of insects or rodents become a problem if they disrupt life by biting, damaging property, or interfering with day to day life. Pests capable of transmitting diseases should also be eradicated from a building for safety reasons. An occasional insect is sure to cross the threshold into every property, but some are more likely to stick around, reproduce, and cause issues.

How to Address Pests

The solution to a pest problem depends on the type of pests and the extent of the infestation. Regardless, finding a professional pest control company is a good start since they are qualified to treat the property for several kinds of pests. Search “rodent control Puyallup WA” in a web browser to find some options close by. Fortunately, there are a number of resources online to help narrow down what kind of pests are inhabiting a building based on the evidence they leave behind or what they look like.

Some pests, like bed bugs, can sneak into a home or business on clothes or luggage. Unfortunately, there are few preventative measures to take and these types of pests will not go away on their own. Professional help is required. Other pests can be prevented to some degree. For example, mice and rats can sneak in through cracks in a building or around doors, outlets or other cracks from the inside. Sealing the entry points of a building helps to keep them out. Keeping food and water sources tightly sealed discourages them from sticking around.

When to Call a Professional

Some pests reach an infestation stage and are hard to eradicate with store bought chemicals or DIY removal techniques. In these cases, it benefits property owners to call in a professional who can thoroughly find and remove pests while also preventing more from entering the building. Better yet, find a company that will warranty their work so that any lingering issues can be addressed and resolved. They can also use non-toxic chemicals to keep out pests without harming pets or family.