What is your favorite part of your home? Maybe it’s a shower that has amazing water pressure, or a deck that overlooks the mountains. It might even be a quiet place that is yours and yours alone. Everyone falls in love with a home for different reasons. The same is true for falling out of love with a home. One reason many homeowners come to hate where they live is having pests around. Of course, homeowners aren’t the only ones who have difficulty with pests; business owners face many of the same problems. If you own a home or run a business and are tired of seeing bugs, rodents, and other annoying creatures around your Pittsburgh property, here is why year-round pest control is right for you.

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Problems Pests Pose

Pests are always at least one of three things; annoying, dangerous, or destructive. Most often, pests are just annoying with the way they make noise, spread odors, crawl around you, and buzz near your face. 
 
Pests like rodents, cockroaches, fleas, and ticks spread dangerous disease-causing organisms. Sickness-causing bugs and rodents most often spread disease through their fecal matter, urine, off their bodies, or with their bites.

Wasps and bees are dangerous in a different way. These flying pests have a habit of stinging humans, often unprovoked, leaving you with a painful sting to deal with. If you are allergic to insect venom, a sting from one of these flyers could be life-threatening if not treated immediately.

Cockroaches specifically spread more than just disease; they also contribute to breathing difficulties in people who have respiratory issues. They do this with their shed skin and fecal matter, which breaks down into rough particulates and spreads into the air.

Finally, we have destructive pests, most notable of which is the termite. These wood-destroying insects cost Americans over five billion dollars each year. Along with termites, other destructive pests include rodents, carpenter ants, carpenter bees, crickets, and silverfish.

How Property Owners Address Pest Problems

There are many resources on the internet that give a basic understanding of how to deal with certain pests. The issue is knowing what works, which products are scams, and how to apply different prevention measures. More often than not, property owners waste money on products that don’t work or apply treatments in a way that is dangerous and or ineffective. It would take a book for us to share with you the number of horror stories we have heard told by people who tried to handle pests on their own.

Many property owners deal with pests on a case by case basis. Even if you do find solutions that work for each individual pest, more problems will likely present themselves before the first is solved. This often leaves property owners in a never-ending loop of handling pests but never finding a solution.

Why Professional Year-Round Pest Control Works

The best way to handle pests is with preemptive solutions. At Pestmaster® Services, we use innovative prevention tactics to protect properties against pests before problems present themselves. If your home or business already has a problem with pests before we show up, one of our qualified technicians will first treat your property for existing issues before putting any preventive measures in place.

Certain pests like bed bugs, bees, and wasps, are impossible to 100% prevent. We treat for these pests on a case by case basis. If you want access to quick and reliable treatments for if and when these pests show up around your property, we have a service option for that.

The most important thing is that you find a year-round pest control plan that best suits your needs. Give us a call today or reach out to us through our website to discuss your options and find a solution that works for you.

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