Growing up, I lived in a sprawling farmhouse in the country. This beautiful home was constantly filled with the sounds of laughter and the smells of delectable food being prepared in the kitchen. Unfortunately, our home was often invaded by some unwanted guests, ants. Pesky ants would welcome themselves into our living room, kitchen, dining room, bedrooms, and bathrooms. One night, I crawled into my bed only to discover I wasn’t alone. Ants had somehow climbed onto my bed! These destructive ants even ate holes in some of the clothing hanging in my closet. Is your home filled with unwanted, biting ants? On this blog, you will discover the latest methods pest control specialists use to rid homes of pesky ants.
The decision to travel more frequently often involves having to make multiple decisions about how to take care of your home. Right now, you may be thinking about whether you want to rent it out while you're gone or if you should turn off the water for extended periods of time. While these are important decisions to make, you might also be overlooking a critical one. Whether you've just been hired for a job that requires frequent travel or are eager to see the world during retirement, making plans for pest control services while you're out of town helps to address several important concerns.
Feel Confident That You Can Return to a Pest-Free Home
Many common pests prefer to stay in out-of-the-way spaces that rarely get visited. When you regularly stay in your home, this often means that spiders and other pests tend to only hang out in rarely used areas such as the corners of the garage or a closet. With you out of town, your whole house can become a haven for insects and critters that prefer to avoid humans. Having a pest technician treat your home before you leave and return for seasonal or monthly spraying helps you to avoid returning home to find that your home is a roach playground.
Prepare for Potential Short-Term Renters
You might decide to rent your home out while you're gone, which is a helpful way to keep rooms occupied and generate some side income for your travels. However, you might also be worried that short-term renters could bring their own pests. Cockroaches sometimes hitch a ride on electronic devices, such as a laptop. You also can't be sure that a renter might not leave a door or window open for too long. Arranging for regular pest control services means that you don't have to worry about an insect problem getting out of control.
Prevent Damage From Pests That Go Unnoticed
Spotting a spider isn't fun when you fear these eight-legged creatures, but certain pests can also do physical damage that you need to prevent. With you out of town, a rat problem could lead to chewed-up wires that cause a house fire. Or, you may be dismayed to find that cockroaches have created unsanitary conditions under your kitchen sink. Planning for pest inspection and treatment services before you leave town can help to prevent costly damage for you to deal with when you get back.