Preventing pests

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Why is preventing pests important?

If you’re like most people, you do not like entertaining the idea of pests on your property. Prevention is the key to avoiding pests in the first place, and it could steer away the potentially high cost of resolving property damage and dealing with health concerns that pests create.

Learn why it is crucial to keep pests out of your premises and see how Western Exterminator can help you accomplish this goal. To take advantage of our services, just call us at 800-937-8398 or contact us online.

Benefits of preventing pests

Effective pest prevention brings multiple advantages, both for your property and your health. For instance, some pests, such as rats and pigeons, can transmit disease. Bees and wasps sting, and stings can bring on allergic reactions in some people. If you do not deal with pests until they have already infested your premises, they could transmit disease or cause other medical issues.

Also, pest prevention can help you protect your investment for the future. Pests can damage your home or business, and the repairs of pest damage can be quite expensive. As an example, rodents can harm objects such as wires with their gnawing and this action could even start fires. 

Additionally, if rodents settle inside a building and leave droppings, you may need to pay for a professional cleaning to take place. Preventing pests can lessen the likelihood that you will need to bear the cost of correcting harm done to your home or other building.

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Ways to prevent pests

Don’t let a pest infestation catch you by surprise. You could dodge problems through a variety of tactics.

  • Get rid of standing water, because pests can breed there.

  • Put a cap on your chimney so wildlife cannot gain access.

  • Install door sweeps as well as weather stripping on doors and windows.

  • Ensure your windows have screens.

Pestfree365: year round prevention

Monitoring and prevention are key parts of our integrated pest management approach at Western. Our residential program, pestfree365, includes regular visits from a pest specialist to your property for an inspection and preventative services. We make every effort to send the same specialist to your home for every visit.

Under pestfree365, you will receive unlimited service calls, too. If a problem arises in between visits, you will not pay extra to have the specialist return and address the issue.

The pestfree365 program covers more than 36 common pests, encompassing hornets, yellowjackets, carpenter ants and carpenter bees. The industry’s most comprehensive plan, pestfree365 is the ideal way to keep pests from infesting your home. A specialist will inspect the inside and outside of your structure and pinpoint ways to get rid of pest issues.

Other preventative solutions from Western

Depending on the state where you live, we may offer other solutions that deter pests from your property or encourage you to stave off a pest infestation.

  • Sentricon® termite baiting system - The Sentricon® Colony Elimination System protects your property from subterranean termites. The Sentricon® system involves placing bait stations around the structure so termites are eliminated before they have a chance to enter.

  • Pest, wildlife/rat/mice and scorpion exclusion - Entry points at your home can be sealed to keep rodents and other pests out. We will seal entry points such as holes and cracks on the outside of the premises to include soffit vents and foundation vents including your crawl space door; all attic entry points; and all entry points from the interior of the home and interior of the garage. The exclusion service checklist is verified to be complete with the customer present.

  • TAP Insulation - Our pest specialists can install insulation in your attic. It is energy-efficient and works to prevent pests such as termites, ants, spiders, silverfish and other pests.

  • Home repairs - Conditions that would facilitate pest infestation are corrected, such as fungus damage and termite damage to include plumbing leaks.

  • Termite and rodent warranties - For an annual fee, we will address any termite or rodent issues for free.

  • Homeowner protection policy - If Western has inspected your home and did not identify the presence of termites but a termite problem arises later, we will treat for the termites and damage for no extra charge.

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Contact us to keep pests away!

Although you can take some action to prevent pests on your own, pest control professionals have the expertise needed to identify factors that could prompt pests to enter your structure and can give you advice on how to stop them from living inside. So, turn to Western Exterminator: We are your best resource for avoiding pests and the problems associated with an infestation. Reach out to us to start discussing prevention today.

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