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Weighing the Costs of Pest Prevention

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If you live in an area that’s prone to pesky critters, you know just how important it is to safeguard yourself and your loved ones against them. There is nothing like the trauma of a black widow spider bite on your child, or the discovery that termites have eaten apart your home from the inside out.

Maybe you’re lucky enough to live in an area that doesn’t have many problems in the way of infestation…but more often than not, there are such beasts that you don’t want in your home or around your family.

Perhaps you’re unaware of the value of safeguarding against critters such as these. If this is the case for you, we’re here to help.

The Dangers of Infestation

For some, the problem might be carpenter ants. For others, the problem may be spiders, cockroaches, mice, scorpions, ticks, or termites. The list goes on and on. In reality, one is not worse than the other. Each of these pests poses a very different risk to you and your family, not only health wise, but also to your home and pocket book.

The Cost of Infestation

While pest prevention may cost you a little money, the pros outweigh the cons. For the sake of an example, let’s talk about termites. Thought by most people to be drawn from the pit of hell, termites are nasty buggers. These critters are probably the worst culprit to deal with in the world of infestation.

Although each pest poses it’s own problems, termites will eat apart your home from the inside out. A single colony can include hundreds of thousands of termites. Does that sound like something you want to even risk in your home?

Let’s take another insect for an example. Everyone’s favorite: cockroaches. They just won’t die! This is why you need to take care of the problem before it gets out of control, or preferably, before the problem even starts.

Did you know that 78 to 98 percent of urban homes have cockroaches? Not only that, but each home is reported to have anywhere between 900 to 330,000 of these disgusting creatures. That’s enough to make anybody want to vomit and live on a frozen tundra somewhere.

Not only do pests like this create health hazards, they also can end up causing huge problems in the realm of finance.

Infestation and Finances

Infestation and finance are not two words that you want to hear together, but the reality of it is harsh. If you do not safeguard yourself from infestation, your finances could suffer. It is stated that pest infestation costs US businesses 6.8 billion dollars a year.

These are businesses that can sometimes afford to front those costs, but for you, the average homeowner, it’s a bank buster. Don’t allow yourself to be put in this predicament.

You need to be proactive and make an investment in your future wellbeing. Pests are no joke and prevention should be high on your priorities list. Don’t let it cost you more than you’re willing to pay.

Anna Johansson

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