Keeping your home free of pests is essential whether you rent or own your own home.

This doesn’t have to be an expensive fix either, and it’s something a lot of people don’t understand. As long as you’re consistent and you take good care of your property, you can keep most pests away and on the outside of your home without worry about infestations.

As your trusty companion, I’ll help you understand why pest control is important and the top benefits of pest control. This way, you’ll appreciate the job of an exterminator more or even feel compelled to do your own home pest control by using electronic devices.

In another post, I go over the best electronic pest control devices which can keep bugs and rodents out of your home for good.

Understanding Why Pest Control is Important

Your home should be a clean and safe haven for your family to enjoy. Having pests invade can derail the way you feel about your home very quickly, and I’ve rounded up some excellent reasons why you want to take pest control seriously in your home.

  • Your Family’s Health – It’s no secret that pests are dirty and spread diseases. In fact, common household pests like ticks, cockroaches, bedbugs, rats, mice, or mosquitoes can transmit a variety of disease through their droppings or saliva. If you get rid of these pests in and around your home, it creates a healthier living environment for your family.
  • Safety – Bees and rodents can bite or sting you if they feel threatened, and this reduces how safe your home is. This is especially true if you have an ongoing problem with rodents like mice, rats, or bats. Rabies is a very real possibility, and there were over 5,000 reported cases of rabies in 2015, with three reported human rabies cases.
  • Damage to Your Home – Pests and rodents like to chew things they’re not supposed to, and this can lead to damage to your home that lowers your home’s value. Chewed wires, holes in the insulation or ceilings, and more are possible when you have pests. You won’t be able to sell your home until you take care of the pests without taking a hit on your asking price.
  • Allergen Aggravation – For over 50 million people with allergies, the last thing you want is for something in your own home to cause your allergies to flare up. This is also true if you have respiratory problems. Pests and their droppings or dander can cause your allergy symptoms to get worse.

Pest Control Benefits

Now that you know why pest control is extremely important, I’ll now share a few key benefits of pest control. These reason may just convince you to hire a quarterly pest control service or invest in an electronic pest control device to use in your own home to keep bugs, mice and other vermin away.

  1. Keeps Diseases Out of Your Home
    As I mentioned earlier, pests can carry diseases that they transmit to your family and pets just by contact with their droppings. If you don’t have pests, the reduce of contracting diseases goes down significantly. You won’t want to worry about watching out for your kids or pets constantly while they’re inside.
  2. Keeps Your Home Stable
    This is meant literally. Termites and carpenter ants can damage the structural foundation of your home if they go unchecked. A wood destroying insect infestation can result in an unstable home and thousands of dollars to repair the damage they do. By preventing an infestation in the first place, you can save money, protect your home’s stability and resale value.
  3. Reduces Allergy and Respiratory Triggers
    It doesn’t take much to set off an allergy attack or an asthma attack. While this may not be life-threatening, it can be very annoying to have to deal with it in your own home. Getting rid of pests inside your house also eliminates a lot of allergy and asthma triggers, and this makes your home more comfortable to live in.

Now you know why pest control is important along with the benefits and why you may want to consider getting an electronic pest control device or two. Prevention is much better than treatment when it comes to pests and the damage they can cause to your health and home.

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Joe Castro is the Director of Trusty Joe. Under the guidance of his father, a general contractor, Joe has been involved with a lot of handyman projects from a very young age. He combined this love for building with another passion of his, creative writing. Trusty Joe allows him to merge these two interests and offer the best of both worlds.