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As a homeowner, you already have a lot on your plate - from keeping the house clean to tackling home maintenance projects. The last thing you need to deal with is pests, and the potential health and property threats they pose.

Some pests can carry a surprising number of diseases indoors, while others can compromise the structure of your home. A licensed pest professional can develop a protection plan and assist in the treatment of household pest problems.

Why choose a pest control professional?

 

Common Pests Primer

  • Cockroach saliva and droppings can trigger allergies and increase the severity of asthma symptoms, especially in children.
  • Mice can carry salmonella, contaminate food and kitchen surfaces they (and you) touch, and transmit disease, including the potentially deadly Hantavirus.
  • Mosquitoes are vectors of disease including West Nile virus, Zika virus, Chikungunya and encephalitis. They can breed in as little as half an inch of standing water.
  • Ticks are known for transmitting Lyme disease, which has emerged as a major health risk in the United States.
  • Stinging insects send more than half a million people to the emergency room every year, particularly people trying to battle these insects on their own.
  • Termites cause $5 billion worth of property damage each year, which is typically not covered by homeowner’s insurance.
  • Ants are the number one nuisance pest in the United States, with more than 700 species found in the country. What’s worse, some species — like fire ants — can pose serious health concerns.