“When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you.”
While Winston Churchill was talking mostly about keeping traitors from being within your midst, the same can be said when it comes to the many different types of pests that can damage your home. Humans are outnumbered many times over by the animal and insect species, but as long as they are outside, they cannot hurt your home. There are many different home-destroying pests that you should work with a pest control company to prevent from entering your home and quickly remove any that do darken your doorstep. Here are just a few to think about and what they can do to your home:
- Cockroaches – Not only are cockroaches enough to give anyone goosebumps, they can cause health problems and damage to your belongings and even the electrical wiring in your home.
- Fire Ants – Anyone that has experienced their painful bite knows that they aren’t particularly welcome even outside your home. However, most don’t realize that a pest control company may be needed to get them out of your air conditioning equipment, transformer box, or other electrical components as they are drawn to electrical fields which can lead to a power outage in your home.
- Carpenter Ants, Termites, Powderpost Beetles – All of these are wood-boring pests that can cause serious structural damage to your home unless a pest control company stays on top of keeping them from infiltrating your home.
- Wildlife – Squirrels, racoons, mice, and rats can all cause serious damage to your home if they decide to escape the winter cold or other outdoor conditions and choose your home as their habitat. They can quickly damage insulation, chew through electrical wires, plug up chimneys, chew through HVAC ductwork, damage appliances, and chew on plumbing. Water leaks, electrical fires, loss of energy efficiency, and the dangers of disease are all outcomes you want to avoid by calling your pest control company.
At The Dead Pest Society, it is our goal to be the pest control company you choose to avoid being part of the $5 billion a year spent on repair damages from various pests. Your Winston-Salem, North Carolina home and your family are far too important to put at risk when we can provide pest control and wildlife control services to keep your home’s occupancy to humans and pets instead. Call today to learn more.