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Sometimes, even if you keep finding insects in your home, you may put pest control on the back burner. Life is busy, and pest control isn't easy. You may not want to go outside and inspect the exterior of your home for gaps and cracks and use a caulking gun or expanding foam to seal those gaps. Worse than this, you may take the time to seal entry points and keep having pests get into your home anyway! This can lead you to purchase DIY home pest control products. Doing that can lead you down another road of frustration. When misapplied, these products don't work. The two primary benefits of getting professional pest control in Katy, Texas, are having someone else do the hard work for you and knowing that the job is done right. Join us as we look at how a licensed professional providing residential pest control addresses the challenges of pest control in Katy, why it is critical to have effective pest control, and some of the clever ways professionals solve pest problems.   

The Many Pests That Can Try To Invade Your Home


So many pests invade homes in Katy, Texas, that there is no way to cover them all. If we did, you'd give up reading long before getting to any meaningful information. So, let's shorten things and examine a few ways pests cause problems and why it is hard to stop them.


Pests Annoy People

House centipedes, millipedes, box elder bugs, Asian lady beetles, etc.


We often get calls when pests become annoying. Some pests are only annoying. They don't present a threat to people and rarely irreparably damage belongings. The problem with these pests is that you don't want to see them in your home. 


Pests Spread Germs

Flies, cockroaches, ants, rodents, etc. 


When pests get into trash receptacles, feed on animal waste, and crawl around in dirty drains, they pick up microorganisms that can impact human health. They bring these invisible organisms into homes and leave them on surfaces, dishes, and silverware. They also introduce them to stored foods. In most cases, human biology can pass these organisms through with little or no discomfort, but some organisms can create flu-like symptoms. 


Pests Transmit Diseases

Mosquitoes, ticks, fleas, rodents, etc.


Some pests spread diseases that impact human, dog, and cat health. In the United States, mosquitoes transmit West Nile virus and other viruses that cause encephalitis, and impact canine health by spreading heartworms. Ticks transmit Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, meat allergy, and other potentially dangerous diseases. Fleas spread typhus, bartonellosis, tapeworms, and more. All of these pests can have a big impact on health.  


Pests Bite And Sting

Wasps, bees, spiders, scorpions, fire ants, bed bugs, etc.


There are several biting and stinging pests in Katy. These pests come out of nowhere and leave burning or itchy wounds on the skin. Certain pests cause numerous wounds. That's right bed bugs; we're looking at you. Most of the time, these pests are a painful reminder that you never know what's lurking on your property. But, in rare circumstances, a sting or a bite can lead to dangerous medical symptoms.  


Pests Invade Food

Beetles, weevils, Indian meal moths, etc.


When you open a food package, the last thing you want to find is webbing, wiggly bugs, or flying insects. But, while entirely unacceptable and altogether disgusting, these pests don't threaten your health. They're just gross.  


Pests Damage Your Belongings

Silverfish, clothing moths, carpet beetles, cockroaches, rodents, drywood termites, etc.


Many pests can damage the things you own. They'll eat paper, cardboard, clothing, wood, and more. When you have property-damaging pests in your home, the damage they do can go undetected because most of these pests prefer secluded spaces. Sometimes, they'll damage your stuff right underneath your nose. They can eat your carpets, drapes, paintings, important documents, photos, clothing, furniture, and a long list of other things.     


Pests Damage Your Home

Termites, carpenter ants, carpenter bees, wood boring beetles, etc.


When wood-damaging pests get into your home, they can feed on many things. They'll eat your back deck, wood skirting, subflooring, wall studs, support beams, and more. Over time, extensive damage may occur. 


Pests Can Cause A House Fire

Rats and mice. 


When rats and mice enter your home, they chew on many things, including wires. If a rodent cuts a live wire, it can create a spark and set a blaze inside your wall voids. We don't need to tell you how bad that can be.   


There are other ways pests present threats, but these examples cover what you need to know most. Pests have the potential to create serious trouble in your home. This is why home pest control costs are worth the money.

Protect Your Family's Health And Your Property From Damage


Do pests do all the things listed above all the time? No. You may go a long time without having pests create problems that you notice. You or someone in your home may get sick and not realize it is pest-related. You may not realize that pests are secretly damaging items in your attic until you go to grab something out of storage. Wood-damaging organisms could damage your home for years. When you realize pests are causing a problem, it will likely be long after they have impacted your health or damaged your stuff. 


Professional pest control for your home is proactive. A licensed professional doesn't wait until pests are driving you crazy or until you've discovered pest-related damage. They provide services that reduce pests around your home and keep them out.


At All-Safe Pest & Termite, we combine pest control treatments to cover a range of pests. Doing this allows us to provide effective pest control at a reasonable price. Our two primary residential pest control packages are Safe Select Pest Control and Protection Plus Pest & Termite Control. Jump to our contact page and reach out to us to learn more about these service plans.

Effective Pest Control Techniques By Educated Professionals


There are many pests in Katy, and even more options for control. Your technician uses a strategy of inspections, treatments, monitoring, and evaluations to solve pest problems proactively. Inspections provide critical data that your technician will use to target pests or offer recommendations to you. We might recommend sanitation tips or point out where home improvement pest control can keep pests out. Doing this provides an extra layer of protection. Whether you get involved or not, your technician will provide the essential control needed. Here are a few ways treatments stop pests from getting into your home.

 

  • Spider web removal reduces spider populations significantly. One web with an egg sac can have hundreds of spiders. Web removal also deters spiders from creating webs.
  • Paper wasp nest removal gets rid of the primary reason paper wasps are a threat. These wasps have a nest-protection instinct. When they visit your property, they're not likely to sting. But, near a nest, paper wasps can gather in a swarm and attack.
  • Granular treatments in your yard and landscaping reduce the number of crawling pests in your yard. Fewer pests means a lower likelihood that these creepy, crawly bugs will get into your home.
  • Liquid applications to your foundation and exterior walls prevent pests from living near your home and getting inside. When combined with granular applications, pests will have difficulty getting into your home.
  • Baits and traps are applied to capture pests and monitor pest activity. These products may also provide colony elimination, depending on the pests treated.
  • Termite control products come in two forms: bait and liquid. Both of these treatment methods use termite workers against their colonies. The active ingredient in termite bait moves from termite to termite through a process called trophallaxis. The active ingredient in professional termiticides moves from worker to worker during grooming, which termites frequently do.


Your licensed pest control technician correctly applies treatment products routinely for effective pest management around your home. The best part about ongoing pest protection is that you don't have to think about it.

You Have Better Things To Do Than Worry About Pest Control


Life is busy and there is enough work on your plate. Pest control is hard work, and DIY home pest control products often fall short in stopping pests. If you're in Katy, Texas, contact All-Safe Pest & Termite for ongoing, always active pest protection for your home. You can select from our pre-made service plans or get a customized plan to address specific pest concerns. Our technicians will work with you to find the best pest control for your specific needs and budget. We have the experience to give you the highest level of service at a cost you can afford. Connect with us today to learn more or to schedule your first service visit with one of our friendly and knowledgeable service professionals. Find out how nice life is without having pests getting into your home or driving you crazy in your yard!  

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