The Benefits of Customized Pest Solutions

Unlike the one-size-fits-all bug sprays and traps sold in your local hardware store, pest control companies offer customized strategies to eliminate specific bugs. These comprehensive plans also eradicate the issues that attract them and include inspections after treatment to ensure a lasting solution.

Threshold-based decision making focuses on scouting and monitoring – noticing one or two wasps every now and then probably doesn’t warrant action, but seeing them regularly may. Contact Nature Shield Pest Solutions now!

Pest infestations can spread dangerous bacteria, fungi and viruses. Rodents, cockroaches and mosquitoes can transmit diseases that cause illnesses through bites or through the contamination of food or water sources by their droppings. They can also exacerbate allergies and respiratory problems, such as asthma. Pest infestations also contaminate the environment by spreading soil-borne diseases, such as club root of brassicas and Phytophthora root rot in home gardens.

Crawling and walking pests like rodents, arachnoids, centipedes and beetles carry pathogens on their bodies as they search for food and shelter. These pests can contaminate food and surfaces, such as kitchen worktops, by crawling over them, carrying bacteria, fungi and parasites on their feet and in their bodies. Rats, mice, cockroaches, ants and fleas can all spread disease by simply touching contaminated food. They carry dangerous bacteria, fungi and viruses on their bodies that can lead to diseases, such as salmonella and typhoid, in humans.

In addition to pesticides, the most effective preventative treatments include environmental modifications, such as minimizing clutter and closing off places where pests can breed and hide. Regular trash collection and storage is important, along with sealing cracks and voids in walls, cabinets and around pipes. Regular sweeping and mowing of lawns can help to reduce the amount of leaf litter that can become a breeding site for insects. Regular pesticide applications, such as the quarterly application of Supreme IT insecticide, can provide long term control of many common pests.

Physical barriers can also be useful in the garden to stop diseases from affecting plants. This might be putting up netting over berry crops to prevent bird damage, creating shelters for nectarine trees to ward off peach leaf curl or using felt discs on the base of brassica plants to stop cabbage root fly attack. Fungicides can be used to help to halt fungal diseases, such as box blight and peach leaf curl, before they take hold.

Prevents Poisonous Animals

Pests like flies, spiders, ants, and rodents are more than just an annoyance; they can carry dangerous diseases or parasites that put people and pets at risk. While traps and baits can help remove an infestation, preventative pesticide applications are the key to long-term control. A licensed pest control professional can inspect your property and make recommendations based on the pests found, conducive conditions, and your specific needs.

Many pesticides have toxic properties, but they can be diluted or used properly to reduce the risk of exposure to your family and pets. For example, using a bait or trap that is designed for the pest you want to treat, applying surface sprays in out-of-the-way areas and away from doors and windows (to avoid overspray or drift), and following label instructions can greatly reduce your risks.

Some natural forces influence pest populations, such as weather, competition with natural enemies, available food and water, and barriers to movement. While you can’t control these factors, you can minimize their effect on your pest problem by reducing their availability or limiting habitat.

While most homeowners and gardeners can easily spot a problem insect, it’s often more difficult to recognize the cause. A pest control professional can explain the habits of different insects, recommend treatment methods that fit your lifestyle, and provide helpful tips for preventing future problems.

If you do decide to use pesticides, select products that are labelled as safe for pets and follow application instructions to the letter. These can be found in stores that sell pet supplies and include repellents formulated for different breeds and sizes of pets, rodenticides and insecticides labelled as pet-safe, and more.

Homeowners can help by removing the attraction of pests, such as storing garbage in closed containers and fixing leaky plumbing. They should also regularly pick up trash and rake leaves away from the house and trim trees, shrubs and other vegetation that could create hiding places for pests. They can also keep kitchen benches wiped clean and only apply insecticides where they’re needed.

Prevents Damage

Pests can cause a wide range of problems to property, including termite damage that may devalue your home, rodent droppings that spread diseases like salmonella and rat bites that trigger allergies, asthma, and rashes; cockroaches that contaminate food and emit dangerous gases; and ants that invade kitchens, where they can be difficult to remove. Pest control solutions prevent pests from attacking your home or business and causing these problems.

In addition to chemical treatments, many pest control professionals also offer more natural methods to manage and eliminate pests. These green pest control services, called integrated pest management or IPM, include the elimination of the things that attract pests to your home, such as food scraps and garbage, and reducing the moisture around the house or building. IPM is usually combined with regular pest treatment applications to ensure long-term control of the problem.

Physical traps and barriers are a common element of green pest control. Sticky traps, glue boards, and live traps are all simple but effective ways to capture pests. Other mechanical controls, such as screens and fences, are used to keep pests out of buildings. Radiation, electricity, and altering the amount of water in an area are also used to control some pests.

When a pest infestation is caught early, it’s cheaper and easier to manage than an ongoing pest problem. A recurring pest problem can require expensive extermination services and repair costs to rid the home or business of pests. In addition, pests can destroy and damage furniture, electronics, and other items in your home or business.

When you choose a pest control program that includes inspection, monitoring, and regular treatment, you can save time, money, and peace of mind. Contact James River Pest Solutions to discuss your options for preventative pest control. Our commercial applicator certified technicians are trained to help you maintain a pest free environment. We specialize in all aspects of commercial and residential pest control, including mosquito, odor control, rodents, bed bugs and much more. Call us today to schedule your service. We accept all major credit cards and cash.

Saves Money

Pest infestations aren’t just costly, they can be dangerous. Many pests carry diseases that can be transmitted to people and pets. Many pests also damage property, which can result in expensive repairs. Whether it’s rodents gnawing electrical wiring potentially causing fires or termites chewing through the foundation of a home, these damages can be very costly.

The cost of a pest control service can be offset by taking preventative measures to keep pests from invading. These include keeping garbage in sealed containers, removing pet food and water bowls from the house at night, and fixing leaky pipes and cracks. An experienced green pest exterminator can provide tips for these and other methods to minimize the need for costly treatments in the future.

In addition, pest prevention helps protect real estate value. When a pest problem is left unchecked it can significantly reduce the value of a property. Some of the most common pests that can affect home value are termites, carpenter ants, and rats. These pests can destroy the structural integrity of a home if not treated promptly. This type of damage can lead to extensive and expensive repairs that can be very difficult for homeowners to afford.

Unlike DIY pest control, full treatments from an expert can ensure that all critters and their eggs are completely eliminated which will help prevent them from coming back in the future. Many DIY solutions are only reactionary and don’t fully solve the problem leaving homeowners with an issue they have to continually maintain.

A full treatment from a professional will also save time and money. Trying to cut corners with DIY pest control can leave pests that are known to be prolific breeders to reappear and continue to cause problems. Professionals are knowledgeable and experienced in solving pest issues quickly to save homeowners time and money in the long run.

A pest infestation is not just costly for homeowners but can be very disruptive to businesses as well. Rodents, cockroaches, and flies can damage property, spread diseases, and compromise the quality of products or services offered. In addition, news of a pest problem can be very damaging to the reputation of a business and lead to losses of both current and potential customers.