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Each year, it’s important to have a general insecticide sprayed by a professional around your house to keep bugs OUT, instead of you waiting for them to make it inside and cause expensive damage to your home.
I’ll paint you a picture of a lovely mouse infestation we had in the basement of our new home. When we moved in during 2022, I didn’t realize that under the drop ceiling of the very old basement, was an abundance of mouse droppings. If I had to put a number on it, I’d say over 1,000. It turns out that mice were getting in through the small holes in the side of our concrete well before we had moved in.
I spent about 40 hours of my time cleaning the basement (three times over) and patching any and every hole I could find on the outside of my home. Once I did that, I worked with a local company to check over my work and come to find out, I missed a few potential spots that I hadn’t noticed.
Long story short, it’s very helpful to have a second set of eyes check over your work, as you really don’t want to spend 10-40 hours of your time workshopping a pest issue. If you can be preventative from day 1, you’ll likely not have many issues.
The short answer: probably.
While many of our articles focus on reactive pest control (solving the pest problem once it happens) they also include this one suggestion.
Be preventative for BOTH wildlife and pest control problems.
For example, making sure there are no cracks in the siding of your foundation (to keep mice and rats out), keeping your chimney blocked off when it’s not in use (to keep bugs from crawling in) and keeping coyotes from getting too close to your home, more so if you have animals.
One of the best ways to be preventative against bugs and insects is to hire a pest control expert to treat your home with a general insecticide each year. Furthermore, you can contact a wildlife control professional to give you tips and be preventative on how to keep critters at bay near your home, before they start causing issues.
Local experts will know your area quite well, which is why it’s best to use an experienced professional in your area.
For spraying general insecticides, these are effective against a multitude of insects, and this can go a long way into keeping your home pest free for the upcoming season.
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