We know you’ve been there; you hear a rustling or see a little scurry out of the corner of your eye. You then live in denial until the weekend comes around when you have more time to admit the truth. Close the doors, hide the kids! You have a pest problem. Time to do an Internet search for Pest Control Allen TX.
Pest Control Allen TX
Whether it’s rats, roaches, termites or something yet to be determined, the next step is, typically, to trudge to the big box hardware store. Then, stare at a wall of “solutions” as a well-intentioned teenaged employee asks if you need assistance. The reality of the situation is that over the counter pest control is often a crapshoot and typically ineffective.
As with many problems in home ownership, maintenance and prevention are key to keeping your family healthy. It is also important in order to keep the structure of your house sound. This is why we recommend custom service agreements.
The Benefits of Pest Control Service Agreements
Create a Barrier
We will help create a barrier around your perimeter to prevent pests from entering your house in the first place. This includes treatment of windows and entry points inside and out. It also includes any needed treatment of your yard, like flower beds, lawn or trees. Once we get rid of the pests in your home, this is how we keep them out.
A custom maintenance plan is especially important for pests that are prone to balloon into an infestation. An infestation can happen for three reasons: the pest either multiplies quickly (rodents and roaches), is especially good at hiding (termites) or is just plain rampant in the area (mosquitoes). With regular inspections, we will get a heads up on any termite or rodent activity on your property. We can then take care of it before it gets out of control. Taking care of a little pest problem is always easier, cheaper and more effective than taking care of a full-blown infestation.
Address all problems
Typically, a homeowner notices a pest control issue, calls an exterminator, and gets treatment for just that one issue. However, a custom maintenance service addresses all pests. It could be a couple spiders in your garage or a full-blown roach infestation. Bi-monthly (once every two months) visits can be customized to cover everything from rodents in your attic to spot treatment of fire ants to termite inspections.
Some common pests we tend to look for in the North Texas area include:
- Rodents, rats and mice
You also save money in the long run with preventative services that address all pest control Allen TX issues right when they start. As opposed to treating each issue independently once it’s exacerbated from a mild annoyance to a serious problem.
While we are servicing your home, feel free to pick our brains! There are numerous things a homeowner can do on their own to help prevent and minimize the incidence of pests. Making sure shrubbery isn’t right up next to your structure or keeping food contained and crumbs at bay are two examples. Every pest has a different attraction to your home and thus comes with different prevention tips. During our scheduled inspection we are happy to offer professional prevention tips as we walk through your home and yard. A few general tips to keep in mind is that most pests are looking for at least two things: food and water. Address any leaks or areas in your yard that may collect standing water. It’s also important to keep in mind the diet of the pest. For termites, keep firewood, wood piles, or wood mulch a good distance away from your house. For rodents or roaches, keep all food put away and counters and floors free from crumbs.
Safety is the highest priority when it comes to pest control. Pest control guards against any safety hazard the pests themselves present, like illness or disease or even structural damage to your home. However, you also want to be cognizant of all the safety precautions that may come with the pest control process itself. If you have small children and/or pets, we know how to provide treatment that will not affect their health or well-being.
If you already have a problem, have a professional make an assessment for a custom treatment plan. All Star Pest Control Allen TX is committed to saving you time, money and subsequent trips to the hardware store. We are happy to treat any unwanted pests that have made your home their home. Contact us to set up an inspection or for an estimate at (469) 363-1657. Let us know if you’re interested in more information on bi-monthly pest control maintenance services.