Pest Control Doesn’t Have to Break Your Bank

Written by Family Magazine. Posted in Bed bugs west palm beach, Home exterminator, Pest management

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If you own a home or any type of property, pest control and pest management is something that you need to put on your list as a pretty important priority. Pests of just about any kind, size, and stripe can cause some serious damage in a really big hurry, and often before you even realize they are around. Mice, roaches, fleas, and other pests not only cause damage, they can also eat a very big hole in your wallet when the damage is done.

Of all of the pests, that can wreak havoc on your home, the most famous of them all, because of their particular brand of nastiness, are termites. Every year in the United States, termites damage an estimated 600,000 homes. Because of termite problems alone, American residents spend upwards of $5billion annually to control them and repair their damage. Termite treatment in homes and businesses all across the country is a very big business because the problem is so widespread.

Termites not only cause serious damage to residential homes and businesses, they damage crops and other man-made structures throughout the country. It’s estimated that termites and other similar pests destroy $30 billion dollar’s worth of crops and property every single year. The reason that this number is not higher is that termite treatment before they can get their damage done seriously aids in keeping the damage to a minimum and keeping costs to a minimum, as well. In other words, prevention is the key to termite treatment and control.

According to Angie’s List, termite treatment can cost, on average throughout the nation, around $1,535. Treating preemptively for termites and other pests can save you a great deal of money in the long run. The costs for repairing termite damage alone can really set you back if you’re not prepared. A homeowner who discovers termite damage is likely to spend over $3,000 to have that damage repaired. And that is if the homeowner catches they damage at a relatively early stage before the bugs can really get pesty. They eat wood and make their stealthy approach to your house from the hidden depths of the underground.

As terrible as termites can be, there are ways in which you can be proactive in your fight to keep your home from being eaten. Finding the right home exterminator is a very good preemptive start, but there are other things you can do on your own to ward off the impending attack. If you’ve got piles of wood in the yard, rotted stumps and logs, or any other debris that termites would find delicious, try to remove them from the direct proximity to your house. A good rule of thumb for firewood is about 20 feet from your home and at least five inches off the ground. Keeping firewood elevated can really help save it from termite infestation. If fact, any kind of structural wood should have at least a six-inch clearance from the soil. This will make it much more difficult for termites and carpenter ants to dine on your house’s underbelly.

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