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

Pests 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.