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4 Things We Wish Everyone knew about Pest Control

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Year-round pest control is the best way to control spiders, ants, and other bugs inside your home. But there are a lot of misconceptions surrounding pest control, the best products to use to kill bugs, and whether professional pest control treatments are worth the money. So today on the blog, our pros share four things we wish everyone knew about pest control.

  1. Year-round treatments are worth the money

Many homeowners believe that pest control treatment should be a one-and-done kind of thing. But unfortunately, pest control doesn’t work that way. Controlling pests requires year-round efforts, receiving quarterly pest control treatments. The solution is applied inside your home, focusing on doorways, entryways, and windows, as well as areas pests most often nest, like bathrooms and kitchens. However, over time, the solution weakens and becomes less effective. So if you only receive pest control once or twice a year and still see pests months later, it’s because the solution’s effectiveness has worn off. Therefore, year-round pest control treatments are the best way to keep bugs, spiders, and ants out of your home.

  1. Other prevention methods help reduce pests inside your home

A lot of homeowners assume that receiving pest control treatments is the only thing needed to prevent pests. But if you hardly ever clean your house, leave dirty dishes in the sink, crumbs, and food on the counters, and the trash is overflowing, pest control treatments can only do so much. Additionally, cracks in your foundation and worn-out or torn weather stripping allow immediate entry for pests. The good news, however, is that once pests enter your house, the solution will kill them. But our Memphis pest control company recommends taking additional precautions like keeping your house clean, eliminating food sources for pests, and ensuring cracks are sealed and weather stripping around doors and windows is in good working order.

  1. It’s impossible to eliminate pests entirely

A common misconception is that pest control treatments mean that you’ll never see another bug in your house again. Unfortunately, that is not possible, and you shouldn’t trust any pest control company that promises their products or services will one-hundred percent keep any and all bugs from ever coming inside again. Believing otherwise would be like going to the dentist on schedule every six months, expecting never to get a cavity or have any dental problems. That isn’t possible because there are many other variables at play. The truth is that routine pest control treatments reduce the number of living pests inside your home. You’ll likely still see dead bugs, spiders, and ants because once they are inside your home and come in contact with the solution, they will die. But you still may see an occasional bug every so often.

  1. DIY pest solutions aren’t actually saving you any money

Professional pest control is the best way to prevent bugs, spiders, and ants inside your home. For about $20, you can buy DIY pest control solutions from your local hardware store. While these solutions may seem cheap, and like you’re saving a lot of money on your pest control efforts, they don’t actually work very well, especially if you’re experiencing a pest infestation. Store-bought pesticides are less effective because they are formulated for anyone to use. However, professional pesticides require licensure to use. Therefore, you could end up wasting your money in the long run.

Pest Control Company in Cordova and Memphis, Tennessee

You don’t have to put up with pests inside your home. During the spring and summer months, ants, spiders, and other bugs tend to be more common indoors. Save yourself the headache of trying to deal with pests on your own, and call the pros at AAA Termite & Pest Control by calling (901) 737-7378.