Many don’t realize it, but pest prevention is an important part of maintaining your home. Similar to changing the oil in your car so you don’t have engine problems or replacing old hoses to your washing machine so you don’t have a water problem, making the effort to exclude pests and eliminate their food sources prevents having big pest problems in the future.
Chances are, you are already doing other preventive maintenance in your home. Many people have security cameras and signage to deter crime and to provide evidence in case of a break-in. Pest prevention allows us to stay ahead of pest issues that can cause sanitation issues, are a negative factor in home cleanliness/appearance, and can even cause physical damage to our homes, and be hazardous to our health.
Being Proactive with Pest Control
It is also important to be proactive with pest control because pests reproduce very quickly. For example, one mouse reproduces an average of 8 times in a year, with an average of 6 new mice each time it reproduces. In turn, these mice are able to reproduce with each other at the age of 3 weeks. You can imagine how mice populations explode very quickly!
Like other areas of preventive maintenance, it takes ongoing effort to make sure our homes stay in their best condition. Pests are always looking for new ways to get into your home in search of food, moisture, and shelter. Homes often provide more of these survival factors than the pests’ own natural environment does! This means that pests are continually looking for ways to get into your home… through utility lines, chewing into your home, and any unsealed gaps or holes.
Don’t be fooled. A common mistake some homeowners make is to cut back on pest prevention measures when there is no obvious pest activity. If they were there before, there will always be pests trying to find a way back into your home so pest prevention will always be required in order to keep your home pest-free. Once people stop pest control, the defenses that were built up begin to break down over time, exposing the house to similar pest vulnerabilities as before.
How Alexandria Pest Services Can Help
Have a termite, pest, or rodent problem in your home, or are you interested in performing proactive home maintenance? At Alexandria Pest Services, our trained professionals will analyze your pest control needs and come up with a personalized plan for your household. Our team of expert technicians will provide a free inspection and work to create a plan to eliminate your pests. At Alexandria Pest Services, we help homeowners just like you get rid of pests in their homes all year round. If you find that you are having a problem with insects or pests, and need an exterminator, call Alexandria Pest Services at 703-923-0925 to schedule a professional evaluation. We can help you get rid of these invaders in your home or office!
We hope you and your loved ones stay well and healthy during this time. We are open and following all CDC regulations. Please call us today for all of your pest control needs!