How Professional Pest Control Can Benefit Your Yakima County Home

Pest control, while it is about giving you peace of mind from nuisance insects and animals, is primarily about keeping our communities safe from disease, property damage, and painful or poisonous bites and stings. There’s nothing we can do to get rid of pests entirely. After all, we have the most optimal living conditions of all time, and the pests enjoy the benefits of it as much as we do.

Many believe that they can get by on DIY home pest control alone, and they struggle to keep home invaders gone for good. The safest and most effective way to get rid of pests and protect your home against them long term is with professional home pest control. Keep reading to learn more about the most common pests in Yakima County, the health and safety problems they can cause, and the best home pest control tips.

Types Of Pests That Commonly Invade Yakima County Homes

Across central Washington, some of the most common pests are also the most dangerous. While flies, mosquitoes, ants, and occasional invaders are problems most households deal with, the most alarming pests, residing in the underbelly of urban developments, can jeopardize the health and safety of households and businesses alike. This makes pest control near home an asset to the community as a whole.

Rodents like Norway rats, house mice, deer mice, and others not only pose health risks through disease transmission but put homes at risk of electrical and structural insecurities. Among the diseases rodents are capable of transmitting, you might recognize names like salmonellosis, leptospirosis, bubonic plague, hantavirus, and tularemia, several of which are deadly. As rodents have ever-growing teeth, they are also prolific chewers and little house robbers, working through whatever material they can to create a nest. Damaged insulation, wood, brick, metal screens, food packaging, and electrical wires are just some of the casualties of rodent home invaders.

A second common pest, possibly more dangerous than rodents, is the cockroach. There are several species of cockroach in Yakima County including the brownbanded cockroach, the American cockroach, the German cockroach, and the Oriental cockroach. While they vary in size from less than an inch to over 2 inches, as a whole, cockroaches carry over 30 different kinds of bacteria, six parasitic worms, and seven other pathogens transmissible to humans. In great enough quantities, they can even worsen allergies and asthma.

Finally, termites are one of the most costly pests worldwide, averaging around $3,000 worth of damage per household each year. The monetary expense is bad enough, but termites can put families at risk with drooping walls, rotting wood, and severe structural issues over time. Allowing termites in one home quickly becomes a neighborhood issue, as well. As termites travel through the soil, they can become the blight of a city block in no time at all. With pests like termites, pest control home inspections are a matter of public safety, not just individual comfort.

The Problems Pests Can Cause In Yakima County Homes

Pest control home inspections can not only help eradicate pests, but they can determine the safety risks of current pest damage or pest-conducive conditions in your home. The health risks are the primary concern of pests in residential areas; however, property damage can bring a physical, mental, and emotional toll for homeowners simply looking to maintain homeostasis or who can’t afford professional assistance.

Pest Prevention Tips For Yakima County Homes

DIY home pest control is often done poorly, thanks to poor advice on the internet. Over-the-counter poisons are not only ineffective, but they can worsen pest problems and put families and pets at risk of adverse side effects. Other kinds of traps, pests have no difficulty learning from or using to their advantage.

With these home pest control tips from professionals, however, you’ve got a chance of stopping a pest problem before it starts. After all, prevention is the best natural home pest control on the market.

  • Store and dispose of trash properly.
  • Clean, sanitize, and maintain your home.
  • Trim your yard, overhanging branches, and shrubberies.
  • Fix leaking pipes and landscaping issues right away.
  • Seal cracks and holes around your home with silicone-based caulk or steel wool
  • Don’t store woodpiles or other yard decorations near your home.

Keep Your Yakima County Home Pest-Free Year-Round

For pest control in Yakima County, you can trust Prosite. With our pest control home inspections, we can assess your home for current pest problems and risks that are allowing pests inside. Prosite can help you make choices that will keep your home safe throughout the year. As far as natural home pest control, we can guide you to practice prevention techniques for long-term pest-free homes, and we use environmentally-conscious methods to keep you safe. To request an evaluation, call Prosite today.

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