Whether you can see them or not, trust us when we say that pests are always trying to enter your home. Even if you clean on a daily basis, a lot more needs to be considered when figuring out the frequency of your pest control schedule. Here’s a look at some of the best practices for residential pest control and how often Horizon Pest Control recommends you should be taking these precautions.
The Importance of Regular Pest Control
You may be wondering why routine pest control services are necessary to begin with, especially if you normally don’t have frequent encounters with vermin. These unwanted houseguests can cause catastrophic damage to your home – even if you can’t see them doing it. From rodents to roaches living in the walls of your home to pesky insects penetrating through your roof, the earlier you catch these pests in the act, the less costly damage you will have to reverse in the long run.
Aside from detecting problem areas as soon as possible, the experts at Horizon Pest Control can also test for and treat any germs and bacteria associated with an infestation. It’s not rare to hear stories of families – and even their pets – becoming ill from a disease carried into their home by a pest. By maintaining a routine pest control schedule, you can keep your home as safe and healthy as possible.
Every Two Months
It’s generally recommended that homeowners have their home and lawn treated for pests on a bimonthly basis. This is because the effects from routine pest prevention treatments last for roughly two months, so it’s necessary to keep up with a consistent pest control schedule to avoid any potential infestations and damage to your home. At Horizon Pest Control, we’ll evaluate your needs and recommend the right residential services for the following vermin:
- Ants and carpenter ants
- Bed bugs
- Fleas and ticks
- Nuisance wildlife and outdoor pests
- Stink Bugs
Other Precautions to Take
It’s important to remember that pests and vermin want to enter your home to find water, food, or shelter. Therefore, aside from sticking to a bimonthly pest control schedule, you should also take measures into your own hands on a daily basis to prevent your home from becoming a breeding ground. Some of the precautions you should take include:
- Keeping your home clean, as well as dishes and food preparation areas
- Storing food in airtight containers with lids
- Taking trash and recycling out as often as possible
- Addressing leaking pipes
- Cleaning with bleach-based products
- Using essential oils to repel vermin, such as lavender, mint, or tea tree
Keep Pests at Bay
By combining the residential pest services of Horizon Pest Control and practicing these precautions every day, you’ll be able to effectively prevent bugs, rodents, and other vermin from feeling comfortable inside your home. From the northernmost towns of Sussex and Bergen counties to central New Jersey, our pest control services have been helping homeowners find success against their pest problems since 1970. For more information about forming a pest control schedule for your home or to learn more about our services, contact Horizon Pest Control today at 888-613-2847 and request a complimentary quote.