Is it Time to Call in the Pest Pro?Janay Rickwalder
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
When it comes to pests, many people often think that they can
fix the problem with do-it-yourself (DIY) measures. However, when
DIY pest control can be ineffective, and more importantly,
unsafe. An article posted on
NJ.com is a great reminder of why it’s important to call in the
pros if an infestation is suspected.
On Friday afternoon, a 78-year-old man was severely burned when
a lighter he was using to torch ants on a log ignited a
gasoline-filled container, police said. The gas container, which
was near the man’s legs, caught fire and exploded.
Wood-boring insects such as carpenter ants and termites should be taken
seriously. The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) says
that over time these pests can damage important support beams in
homes, resulting in expensive repairs. If a pest infestation is
present, it should be left up to the professionals to handle before
it can grow any larger.