“Knowledge is power.”
“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”
These two dictums have been repeated often throughout history and ring true in a myriad of circumstances, to the point of becoming advisory phrases. These two idioms apply especially well when it comes to problem solving. Having background knowledge on a problem and even knowledge of that problem’s potential existence is incredibly powerful and instrumental in identifying, preventing, and/or resolving that problem. And if a problem is prevented proactively rather than reacted to, the frustration and money saved is priceless (and less pricey). As humans, we often do this with our own bodies- we learn about our various internal systems, how they work, what ailments may arise, and what we can do to prevent or treat such maladies. When it comes to your home, it’s wise to maintain that same maintenance mentality especially in terms of the potential threat of pests.
A good starting point with pests is to know the potential pests in your area. As we handle pest control in Pittsburgh and the surrounding area, we’re familiar with several of the critters that like to crawl into homes and wreak havoc. The following are pests that are common, not only to Pittsburgh, but in many other locales as well: carpenter ants, termites, bed bugs, roaches, stinging insects, fleas, and rodents. Aside from the pests themselves, there are warning signs to look out for with each particular bug (or rodent). Moist wood can be attractive to termites and carpenter ants, though they inhabit such areas differently. Termites may leave muddy tunnels, and die quickly, leaving behind piles of dead brethren. Carpenter ants can thrive in both the indoors and outdoors. Bed bugs like furniture in general, not just beds, and can leave spots on furniture, as they are easily crushed. Rodents tend to chew holes through things and may carry an odor with them. If you spot any of these signs, be sure to contact us for pest control in Pittsburgh.
If you want to avoid getting to that point, using the knowledge provided here and any additional information you research for yourself, you can take some steps to make your home as uninviting to these unwelcomed guests as possible. Though a clean home won’t necessarily completely block out critters, they like dense, moist, areas, and can easily hide in such places. Any time you travel and sleep anywhere that is not your bed, thoroughly inspect your clothing and luggage for carry-on visitors. Dehumidifiers are very useful, too. You’ve been given the knowledge. Now you have the power to prevent. If all else fails, you have Sani-Products for your pest control in Pittsburgh.
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