Why Professional Pest Control Is Always A Good Idea In The Imperial Valley

March 16, 2020

There are several reasons why Imperial Valley residents don’t bother with professional pest control. A few people are worried about interrupting their schedule or daily routine. Some are concerned about their loved ones or pets being exposed to harsh chemicals. Others assume control is not that important; insects will go away on their own. Many believe they can get rid of critters by themselves. Those that underestimate pest problems or think they can use independent methods are the most mistaken. 

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The majority of insects and creatures don’t crawl away on their own without a push. They aren’t simple nuisances, either. Several living organisms can destroy property, or even worse, spread diseases. Receiving prevention and extermination services from GotBugs? can save your home, your business, and perhaps your life. Learn more about our offerings and the threats pests pose to your well-being and your livelihood.

What Are The Risks of Pests and Infestations?

Many bugs and animals shred or feed on wood, such as termites, carpenter ants, and powder post beetles. Of course, this means your residence or establishment could become inhabitable or crumble. Termites specifically can go undetected for a long time because they nest in walls and feed silently on the structural wood that keeps a building structurally sound. When people finally realize they’re around, it’s often too late.

Other critters munch on and ruin fabrics, furniture, and wiring. Crickets, moths, carpet beetles, fire ants, rodents, and silverfish will slowly destroy your favorite couch, linens, or articles of clothing. If wires are gnawed through, it could cause an electrical fire.

If your belongings aren’t ravaged, your health could be on the line. Most insects and creatures have venom or carry illness-producing bacteria. You could come in contact with toxins or contract a disease from a bite or a sting, touching a contaminated surface, or eating tainted food. 

Medical conditions and issues that can occur include:

  • Skin irritation, blisters or bumps

  • Asthmatic reactions

  • Allergic reactions

  • Viruses

  • Pathogens

  • Rabies

  • Birth defects

  • Respiratory infections

  • Gastrointestinal infections

  • Insomnia

Rodents, raccoons, mosquitoes, ants, roaches, and flies are just some of the pests that are known for transmitting illnesses. 

Imperial Valley residents should be advised that bug and rodent infestations can happen quickly, as multiple species rapidly reproduce.

Why Don’t “Do-It-Yourself” Pest Control Methods Work?

It’s not illogical to think that a commercial insecticide or product would get the job done. However, a large amount of them prove to be ineffective for the following reasons:

  • Some are supposed to be used temporarily, or they wear off quickly.

  • Responses to treatments vary by subspecies, and accurately identifying a pest is difficult. Some species are resistant to certain chemicals.

  • The average retail insecticide is either too strong or not strong enough. If it’s especially strong,  it can be hazardous to humans and/or pets. 

  • Common over-the-counter items only fix the problem on the surface and don’t get anywhere near the infestation's center. 

  • The instructions for application can be hard to understand and follow correctly.

  • Finding nests and breeding areas is often challenging, especially when there’s an infestation. 

For Pest Problems, Contact The Professionals At GotBugs?

There isn’t a pest control worry our expert technicians at GotBugs? can't solve. If you seek our assistance, we’ll make sure you and your pets will be safe. We’ll coordinate with your schedule to make sure your pest control is not only effective but also convenient. Most importantly, the critters infiltrating your Imperial Valley home or business will be eliminated. 

We begin by performing a thorough inspection to identify the source of the problem. Then, we create and implement a treatment plan that tackles your unique problem. All of our products are industrial grade and proven to work. If there’s a need for a follow-up, we’ll be happy to do so. Contact us today to learn more about our professional pest control services. 

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