When any animal decides to use your home, outbuilding or yard as a resting place, or as a source of food, it can be annoying and expensive. Annoying as it can disturb your home life with noise, dangers and stress, expensive due to damage, removal costs and loss of time spent tackling the issue. It can lead to them stinking up the place, eating your flowers and/or vegetables and in some instances an unwanted guest can even end up causing health issues due to the animals using your property and surrounding area as a – to put it politely- washroom.
Attic and loft pests such as bats, mice, rats, racoons, squirrels — and even birds — can be a real bad experience for any homeowner. They cause a mess, a stink, and can really damage your home’s roof and or ceilings, which — as we all know — are essential parts of any building, especially your roof!
A weakened or damaged roof can result in major problems, including leaks, and even the whole or partial collapse of the structure (Also possible for ceilings that are wet from urine and/or pest poop).
Why is professional pest control so expensive? It’s a good question — and one that’s bound to be asked real loud — and repeatedly — when finally confronted with the cost of keeping unwanted pests from our homes and property. As, and let’s be honest here, you can go to the store and buy any amount of different chemicals and solutions that are relatively cheap and plentiful. You can spray, hose and wash down your house, garage, yard, and car to your hearts content. Get those pests gone. Claim back what is rightfully yours, your home, your space, your yard and garage.
You’ve cleaned up the yard and house, the car is waxed — ready for work tomorrow — and you go to bed on a Sunday night ready for Monday. Only when you step outside to beat the rush hour traffic the next morning you find your yard, car and home covered in bird droppings and feathers. What a waste of time and effort your hours of clean up were: birds, at times, can leave an unsightly and potentially dangerous mess.
Devices emitting high frequency noise are often advertised as being able to repel pests via ultrasonic sound. They are, according to their manufacturers, specifically designed to repel, injure or even eradicate pests — such as insects and rodents — completely. However, it should be noted that both testing labs and the US Federal Trade Commission (otherwise known as the FTC) dispute these claims.
If pests in your home worry you, then undoubtedly you will value the importance of pest control. Who wouldn’t want to have a home that was pest free? Exactly. Some methods will deliver more effective results than other ones (which, for example, take more time). As the customer it is entirely up to you which approach you decide to take as determined by time, cost and method.