The Benefits Of Ongoing Quality Pest Control For Your Marietta Home
Have you ever sat and watched birds feeding on the berries in a tree, fluttering from branch to branch? Have you ever watched a squirrel eat a nut at 300 miles per hour as if it is its last meal? Marietta has a lot of life, and many animals can come into your yard to entertain you. It can even be fun to watch some of the insects that come into your yard, like butterflies fluttering in your landscaping and fireflies glowing in your backyard. But some animals get into the wrong places and make themselves pests, and some insects are not welcome—even a little bit. The primary benefit of ongoing pest control is that it manages all that life in your yard and makes sure it stays where it belongs. Join us as we look at a few benefits you'll enjoy from having ongoing, quality pest control in Marietta.
The Many Pests That Are Known To Invade Marietta Homes
You may not know this, but many of the creatures that come into your yard can damage your property and make you sick. A benefit of ongoing pest control is that you are informed about potential pest threats. Here are just a few of the many pests your pest control program will manage for you.
- Subterranean termites tunnel or fly into your yard. When they tunnel into your yard, they can establish a satellite colony in the ground to access food sources in your yard faster. When they fly into your yard, they can begin a new nest and grow a family. We don't need to tell you how bad that can be.
- Carpenter ants crawl into your yard and look for sweet food sources or protein. The sweet food sources they love most are the nectar of flowers and honeydew produced by aphids, whiteflies, and scale insects. The protein food source they feed on is bugs—lots and lots of bugs. As they move about in your yard, they'll look for rotting wood to nest in, such as stumps, logs, and dying trees.
- Carpenter bees are fat, fuzzy bees that fly into your yard and explore old fences, decks, sheds, and porches. You hear them happily buzzing and chewing inside these structures.
- Mosquito problems begin with one female mosquito. Females lay a hundred eggs at a time. They'll deposit these eggs in puddles, pools of water in your gutters, water collected on an object in your backyard, a bucket, a cup, and any container that can hold at least one inch of water. When they hatch from the eggs in stagnant water resources, you may see their larvae. They look like little wiggly worms. Those worms develop into tumblers and emerge from the water when they reach their adult stage. All of this development takes less than two weeks.
- Ants crawl into your yard, feeding on nectar from flowers and sap from plants. Some ants eat bugs, both alive and dead. They slowly encroach, establishing mounds as they go. Before you know it, your lawn is filled with these tiny pests and they're crawling on your driveway, walkways, back deck, exterior doors, and climbing lock-step up to your bird feeder.
- Spiders will creep into your yard or fly. Yes, fly. They don't have wings, but they can create a parachute with their webbing and ride the wind currents. Once they establish themselves in your yard, they'll use that webbing to create traps for insects in your yard. These webs are unsightly and we don't have to tell you how annoying it is to walk through one.
We could go on, but you get the picture. Life comes marching into your yard, whether you like it or not, and some of those pests don't stop in your yard; they come right inside.
The Many Problems Pest Infestations Can Create In Your Home
Creatures that come into your yard can cause problems in your yard and home. There is quite a variety of ways pests can make you miserable. Some might surprise you
- Wood-damaging pests, like termites, carpenter ants, carpenter bees, mice, and rats, will make holes in your exterior. These holes allow moisture to get in, and moisture can cause wood rot, mold, fungus, and other issues.
- Some insects bite you in your yard and can transmit diseases. Mosquitoes, fleas, and ticks are good examples. A bite from any of these pests can make you sick. You may be asymptomatic and only act as a carrier, you may get a mild sickness that resembles a cold or the flu, or you may have serious symptoms that send you to the hospital. Some diseases spread by ticks can lead to chronic illness, such as Lyme disease and meat allergy.
- Stinging pests can come into your yard. Honey bees, wasps, hornets, and fire ants are common. These pests cause irritating or painful, burning wounds, and, to individuals with an allergy, they present a life-threatening risk.
- Some insects bite, but they don't make you sick with disease; they inject venom with their fangs. The pests that do this are spiders. Most of the spiders in Georgia are harmless. Only two are considered medically important. They are the black widow spider and the brown recluse spider. Black widows can cause a painful bite with strong medical symptoms. Brown recluse spiders can cause a wound with necrotic properties. Black widow spiders tend to stay outside, but brown recluse spiders can get inside and create large populations indoors.
- Dirty insects can pick up bacteria and deposit these harmful, invisible organisms to sensitive zones within your home. Cockroaches, houseflies, pharaoh ants, and phorid flies do this.
- Mice and rats bring ticks and fleas into homes, chew on wiring, and leave their waste in the areas they explore. They are property-damaging pests and a health risk.
- Pantry pests find their way into your stored foods and lay eggs. There are few things as disgusting as realizing you just baked a cake with a package of food that contains webbing or grubs. Sorry. It's gross but true.
- Carpet beetles and clothing moths threaten clothing and fabrics when they get into your home.
- Silverfish and cockroaches eat holes in items made of cardboard or paper.
- Stink bugs and odorous house ants smell bad when you squish them. It is no fun to have these insects getting into your home repeatedly.
Do you see the variety? We could go on, but you get the point. Pests aren't just annoying.
The Hassles With Do-It-Yourself Pest Control
There are many ways to address pests yourself, but there are many drawbacks to doing it yourself. You can spend money on control products that just don't work. You can take the time to fix a problem only to have that problem continue without realizing you didn't fix it. Even when you do pest control yourself and get great results, it's a lot of work. It is much nicer to have someone handle the dirty chore of pest control for you.
The Stress-Free Way To A Pest Free Home
At ProCare Pest Services, our technicians have a strong work ethic. We are not afraid to roll our sleeves up and do what is necessary to give you long-lasting results. Here are a few ways we'll work to stop all of the pests we mentioned above.
- We apply a granular treatment in your yard to stop creeping and crawling pests before they get to your landscaping and perimeter.
- We apply baits to target specific pests and eliminate their colonies.
- We remove spider webs and knock down wasp nests around the exterior of your home.
- We apply a liquid treatment to your exterior, walkways, sidewalks, driveway, and other essential locations.
- We apply a liquid treatment to the exterior of your home to make it hard for pests to live near your home and get inside.
- We apply crack and crevice treatments to stop sneaky pests from getting inside.
- We install a termiticide barrier around your home or bait stations to catch subterranean termites as they come up from the ground to damage your home secretly.
- If needed, we can treat baseboards inside your home to repel pests.
- We use caulking material to seal gaps around moisture points and other potential entry points.
Your residential pest control service isn't a one-time fix. It is ongoing protection from pests in every season of the year. We return quarterly to maintain your pest defense and monthly to keep your property free of mosquitoes.
What's bugging you in your backyard? Navigate to our contact page and tell us about the bugs you'd like to control. We'll guide you to a perfect solution for your home, your family, and your budget.
It is nice that your yard is alive with life. But all of that life needs to be managed appropriately. Reach out to us today to get started with your ongoing Marrietta pest control service. We're here to help.