If you’ve lived in Georgia long, you’re probably aware of some of the most common or worrisome pests, from ticks and spiders to stink bugs and silverfish. But how much do you actually know about these species, and how to protect your home from them? Today we’re debunking some common pest control myths and sharing the facts you need to know straight from the pros at Progressive Pest Control.
Pests are only found in dirty homes.
While keeping your home clean and tidy can certainly minimize the extent to which pests are attracted to your home, it’s really not as simple as that. Cockroaches, water bugs, spiders, beetles—even mice and rats—can slip through tiny openings that you may not even realize are there. No matter how clean your house is, it’s always going to be a source of water, heat, and shelter for pests. If you see an unwanted creature in your home, don’t beat yourself up; look for places where pests could be entering and get your caulk gun ready to seal up any gaps around pipes, weather stripping, etc.
If you don’t see any pests, they’re not there.
Sometimes it’s easy to tell that you have an infestation; you’ll see roaches or come across rodent droppings. However, it’s not always that easy to tell that pests have taken up residence in your home. For example, termites can silently wreak havoc on a home for years before you ever actually see a termite. The best way to protect your home is through regular pest control by a trained professional who knows where to look and what to look for.
DIY pest control is just as good as professional pest control.
Pest control requires a lot more than just a spray bottle of poison to be safe and effective. At Progressive Pest Control, we use Integrated Pest Management to provide our clients with the best pest control in Northeast Atlanta. Our registered operators are educated in the latest pest control techniques and best practices, so we can protect your home from both seen and unseen threats. Give us a call today to request a quote or service!