There are a lot of little-known facts about pests and the pest control industry, but not a lot of them matter to the average homeowner or business property owner. We don’t expect people to know everything there is to know about the pests that are common to Temecula (that’s our job), but these five facts are not only interesting—they can also help homeowners and business owners in Temecula protect themselves and their properties from the damage pests can cause.
Rodents Affect Nearly 30% of American Homes
We’ve worked with many homeowners in Temecula and Fallbrook who didn’t call us right away because they were embarrassed to admit they had a rodent problem. There is a misconception out there that rodents only affect properties that are dirty or not well maintained. This just isn’t true. Rodents can be found just about anywhere. If you’ve seen rodents or evidence of rodents in or around your home, don’t hesitate to call a Temecula pest control company. Rodents, if left unchecked, can cause significant property damage and are also carriers of various diseases.
A Pest-Free Home Can Help Prevent Allergy Symptoms
According to 97% of allergists, maintaining a pest-free home is an important factor in preventing allergy symptoms. In addition, a pest-free environment can also help prevent asthma attacks. Recent studies have indicated that cockroach allergens are the third-leading cause of children’s asthma. If you or someone in your family has allergies or asthma, you may want to strongly consider making effective pest control a priority in your home.
Pest Control Keeps Food Prices in Check
If it wasn’t for pest control, it is estimated that upwards of 50% of food crops would be consumed by pests. This would cause food to become scarce and result in skyrocketing food prices. By keeping pests under control, farmers are able to supply the population with adequate amounts of food at relatively affordable prices. In addition, pest control allows those in the food industry to meet sanitation and health regulations that they otherwise would not be able to meet.
Ants Outnumber Humans One Million to One
Have you ever felt like the number of ants on your property is overwhelming? That’s because it is. It’s estimated that there are about a million times as many ants on earth as there are humans! As we mentioned in this blog post, the Argentine ant colony in California contains trillions of ants and is one of the largest insect colonies on earth, so that ratio may be even larger in California! If you’re trying to control ants on your own using off-the-shelf products, you may want to consider calling in a professional pest control company. They have access to more effective products and know the best methods for keeping ants away from your home or place of business.
Homeowners Insurance Typically Doesn’t Cover Termite Damage
Termites cause about $5 billion in damages to properties every year. Unfortunately, most termite damage is not covered by homeowners insurance policies. That’s why it’s important to call out a Temecula termite company for a termite inspection as soon as you suspect you may have termites. You want to eliminate termites before they have a chance to do costly damage. Subterranean termites, which are commonly found in the Temecula area, are the most destructive species of termite in the United States, consuming food (like the wood found in and around your home) 24/7.
Contact a Temecula Pest Control Company
Whether you have a problem with termites, ants, spiders, or rodents, Knockout Pest Control can help! Don’t wait until the problem gets out of control—contact us now for a free inspection and let us set up a maintenance plan to keep your property free from unwanted pests.