3 Mistakes That Can Lead to a Homeowner’s Nightmare

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taking care of your yardAs a homeowner, your responsibilities are taking care of your yard, home, and entire property. You’ll have to stay on top of all your bills, perform regular maintenance work, and prevent serious damage from occurring to successfully take care of your property. Termites, for example, can cause severe damage to your home, both internally and externally, and will force you to spend a significant amount of cash to fix the issue. Every year, U.S. residents spend roughly $5 billion on termite control and repairing termite damage.

There are a few mistakes that you should avoid in order to successfully protect your home from these unwanted pests.

Not Taking Care of Your Yard

Termites don’t just magically appear out of nowhere. They creep closer and closer to your home by way of your backyard. If you have piles of wood left unattended in your lawn, broken down stumps and logs, piles of mulch, or any exposed wooden piece of your home, these termites will live in these areas until they are able to enter your home and wreak havoc inside. They will stop at nothing to damage your property, so it’s up to you to prevent them. Make sure you’re properly taking care of your yard by keeping all your wood elevated and far from your house.

Not Working With an Experienced Pest Control Company

If you have any trace of termites in your home and haven’t notified the professionals to come and assist you, there could be an even more significant problem than you might’ve thought. It’s never only two or three little termites damaging your home, it’s usually an entire swarm. You shouldn’t even try to eradicate all those termites in your home because you could cause further damage. Your best bet is to hire an exterminator and let the professionals work their magic.

Never Inspecting Your Home

If you aren’t regularly taking a look around your home for bugs, one day you might have a major problem on your hands. If you never go in your home’s basement, for example, a small corner might have a few termites biting through your home’s structure. After a while, those few termites will turn into an entire infestation and that’s when the problems really start. Avoid this mistake by periodically inspecting every inch of your home.

Don’t make these mistakes and ruin your home. If you need professional pest control assistance, contact Dixon Pest Services today!

Protect Your Home: Don’t Make These 3 Insect Control Mistakes

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insect controlPests can cause so many problems for homeowners. If you don’t get rid of them right away, you could be in for a stressful nightmare. Termites, for example, damage roughly 600,000 homes every year in the United States. Pest and insect control is so important if you want to protect the interior of your home. Here are a few insect control mistakes that homeowners make that could end up seriously damaging your property and costing you thousands of dollars in repairs.

Only Using Over the Counter Sprays

If you are only using OTC sprays to rid your home of pests, you could actually make matters worse. Although some OTC sprays can effectively kill ants and other types of insects, the chemicals left behind from the spray will cause the rest of the insects to crawl in different directions across your home. If you only kill a few insects in a large group, you won’t be able to properly rid your home of them. If you find an infested area in your home, it’s important that you act quickly, but you should do much more than just use OTC spray.

Not Working With a Professional Insect Control Company

Trying to completely get rid of your insect problem on your own can be extremely difficult and nearly impossible if the infestation is really big. That’s when you should talk to a professional pest control company and hire an exterminator. These workers are experienced in all kinds of infestations and can do everything in their power to rid your home and give you the peace you deserve. Having a bug issue in your home is extremely overwhelming and will be even worse if you don’t work with a professional exterminator.

Never Inspecting Your Home

Although you should consult with a professional when it comes to time to actually exterminate these pests, it’s your responsibility to inspect your home and identify the problem in the first place. If you aren’t regularly checking your home for bugs, large infestations can form and cause serious problems. Check your walls, basement, windows, and in every room to make sure you don’t have any pest issues in your home.

As long as you act quickly, regularly check for any issues, and contact a professional extermination team if you do find anything, your home should be secure from major pest problems. Contact Dixon Pest Services today if you are in need of assistance.

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