Thursday, May 14, 2020

Preventative Pest Control: Is It Worth It?

Whether you are using DIY techniques, using organic methods, maintaining proper hygiene, or hiring professional services, preventative pest control is worth your time and money.

The best way of dealing with this problem is to avoid having one in the first place. Prevention approaches could avoid causing injury to your family and damages to your property that may cost you thousands of cash.

If you left ignored, termites will destroy everything that is made of cellulose or wood in your home. In most cases, these pests are left undiscovered until obvious structural damages has been noticed.

Also, pests like cockroaches will leave droppings that may contain microorganisms that may be harmful to your health. Depending on where your house is located, mosquitoes may carry all kinds of illnesses from malaria to dengue fever to encephalitis.

Meanwhile, fire ants can cause bites that may itch and blister. Ticks and fleas may cause Lyme disease and typhus.

Once pest infestations begin, they are time consuming and may even be costly to get rid of like termites and bed bugs.If you don’t want to deal with all these hassle then you should consider preventative pest control.

Preventative Pest Control Tips


If you wish to limit the risk of your home getting infested, here are a few habits that you need to develop.


  • Always wash up after meals. All the utensils and plates, as well as pans and pots must be cleaned and dried.
  • All food scraps must be placed in trashcans with a tight cover. Trash must be removed from inside the house every day.
  • Leftovers must be stored in sealed containers.
  • Don’t forget to clean behind your appliances on a regular basis.

Inside the House

  • Fix plumbing leaks and never let water to pool.
  • Feces and urine residues must remain in or on the toilet.
  • All holes in the screen should be fixed.
  • Septic tanks and toilets must be sealed.
  • Fill openings around the pipes with steel wool
  • Check walls for crevices and cracks where pests may enter and hide.
  • Get rid of stacks of magazines and newspapers.

Outside the House

  • Remove clutter outside your house.
  • Keep your plants and lawn trimmed and well maintained.
  • Get rid of woodpiles and junk.
  • Hose down garbage cans, paths, and patios.

Professional Pest Control


Even if you try to learn as much as you can about pest control, you can never meet or even surpass the skills, flexibility, and experience of a major pest control Myrtle Beach company. If this is too much of a hassle then you should hire the services of a pest control specialist.

These pest control specialists know where to treat and how often these treatments should be conducted to provide you the best chance of getting rid of the pest problem for good.

If you think that hiring a pest control company is the best option, call Zap Pest Control Inc. right away.

Zap Pest Control Inc.
2507 Forestbrook Rd Suite G
Myrtle Beach, SC 29588

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