As an Atlanta pest control company, we get a lot of questions about bugs, insects, rodents, wildlife, and what homeowners can do to keep them out of their homes. From insights on integrated pest management programs to identifying pest-related property and health problems, we have the answers to some of your most frequently asked questions.
Do Mild Winters Mean More Summertime Pests?
Yes. Bugs love warm weather just as much as people do. This means that as summer heat creeps up on us, bugs will reveal themselves sooner. Unfortunately, one of the downsides to a mild winter is that we didn’t get the freezing temperatures that are needed to kill off insects like fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes.
My House is Clean, so Why Do I See Bugs?
Keeping your house clean goes a long way to prevent unwanted pests, but it’s not a foolproof solution. Bugs and rodents get into your home when the outside environment is less than hospitable. Hot and cold temperatures affect their ability to find shelter and food, and your home has both. Fortunately, regular pest maintenance by a local pest control company combined with a clean household can stop pest infestations.
Are Pest Control Services Safe for My Children and Pets?
When pesticides are applied appropriately by trained and certified professionals, adverse health effects aren’t an issue. The products we use at STINGER have been tested and approved by the EPA. Baits, sanitation, and exclusion treatments are some non-chemical options for pest control.
What Dangers Do Pests Post to My Home and Family?
Pests can carry a host of diseases that can be transmitted to family members and pets, including salmonella, Lyme Disease, asthma symptoms, E. Coli, and more. Stinging and biting insects can leave painful wounds, which can also trigger allergic reactions for some people.
In addition to the health threats they pose to your family, pests can wreak havoc on the structure of your home. Termites, birds, carpenter bees and wildlife can all damage the wooden components of your house, leading to detrimental structural issues.
Why Should I Hire Professional Pest Control?
While over-the-counter pest control options can be effective, they don’t come with the experience and expertise that a licensed pest control technician does. We know the cracks, crevices, nooks, and crannies where pests hide, and most importantly, the treatments to get and keep them out.
Reliable pest control services, when used correctly, are more than just someone you call when you notice that unwanted bugs, rodents, or wildlife have invaded your home. One of the best ways to protect your home and have peace of mind is through an integrated pest management program. STINGER Pest Solutions doesn’t just eliminate pests in your home. We build a comprehensive and ongoing program that prevents pests from making your home theirs. Contact STINGER Pest Solutions by calling 770-645-7595 today to learn more about the benefits of our integrated pest management program.