How To Protect Your Pensacola Home From Pests Year-Round

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Pensacola homeowners have a plethora of responsibilities. Things that don’t seem urgent, dire, or necessary will get shoved to the bottom of their “to-do” lists. Unfortunately, pest management sometimes is one of them. Many presume that it’s not important unless there are insects and creatures running wild on the property. This is surely a false statement.

Several species can show up unannounced or go undetected. An equal amount requires preemptive measures because they can procreate and do a lot of damage in a flash. Further, folks often believe that they can get rid of pests on their own with “do it yourself” hacks. They have the impression that the independent path is a less expensive one and that it will yield the same results as a professional avenue. This is also false. Learn how you can successfully guard your home against critters year-round with the experts at EnSec.

What Are the Dangers of Pest Infestations?

Pests aren’t to be underestimated. Generally speaking, they will either put your property or health on the line. A multitude of species presents both risks. Wood-destroying insects are some of the most devastating. Termites, carpenter ants, and bark beetles are examples. They can be “silent killers,” as they might conceal themselves behind foundations and in voids while they chip away at the structure of your home. In the worst cases, people have needed to relocate. Recovery costs are high, and they are rarely curbed by insurance coverage.   Silverfish, moths, crickets, carpet beetles, and rodents are known for ruining belongings. These pests and those like them will target just about anything. For instance, cords, fabrics, upholstery and furniture, carpeting, and books. If wires are chewed or torn, it could end in an electrical shortage or fire.    As it pertains to medical health, tons of insects and creatures walk the earth with poisonous venom and germs. The possibility of exposure to bacteria only increases when creepy crawlers release their saliva, feces, urine, or other secretions and chemicals. Ants, roaches, raccoons, spiders, and mosquitoes are among those notorious for harboring toxins and illness-causing microbes. They might sting or bite you, or contaminate food and surfaces. You may experience the following:

  • Skin blisters, lesions, or inflammation
  • Respiratory complications
  • Insomnia
  • Rabies
  • Body system infections
  • Pathogens
  • Asthma attacks
  • Viruses
  • Birth defects
  • Allergic reactions

Why Won’t “Do It Yourself” Methods Work?

It’s imperative to emphasize that “at home” remedies and techniques cannot be a substitute for professional interventions under any circumstances. Chemically based solutions are frequently needed to eradicate bugs and wildlife. Concoctions, mixtures, and “natural” ingredients will only work for a short time, if at all. The level of effectiveness is usually quite low; the same goes for typical retail products. Moreover, personal blends and shelf items may be dangerously noxious. In regard to commercial options, keep this in mind:

  • Temporary use is what they are intended for 
  • They’ll do nothing to solve infestations and entry points
  • Every species and/or subspecies has a different response to treatment protocols 
  • Pesticides can sometimes be too harsh for humans, domestic animals, and vegetation
  • Label instructions are complex and hard to understanding, and you may misuse a product 
  • You could lose plenty of cash trying various items

What Can EnSec Do About Year-Round Pests

There’s no season of the year that doesn’t have its own slew of pests. You can trust EnSec to ensure your home is protected around the clock. Our comprehensive services include an array of eco-friendly treatments for both the interior and exterior. Many critter problems begin in the yard as the outdoors is their primary habitat. We have specialized solutions for termites, bed bugs, and more. Our technicians are highly trained, so you’ll be treated with care. Call us today at EnSec for a free estimate!