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Why Professional Pest Control Is A Great Idea For Your Ogden Home

February 18, 2022

A lot of home and business owners think they can handle their Ogden pest control needs on their own. However, this is a terrible idea because it usually leads to an infestation of one or several of many pests capable of causing significant property damage. Without professional pest control, like the kind you’ll find here at Mountain West Pest Control, you’re a sitting duck for all kinds of local pests.

Common Types Of Pests Problems For Ogden Homes

Several types of pests can cause nightmares for Ogden residents. Common pests that invade homes and businesses include:

  • Cockroaches
  • Bed Bugs
  • Termites
  • Carpenter ants
  • Rodents

Each of these pests has its unique ways of invading your home or business, and each of them poses different threats. Cockroach, termite, and bed bug control are necessary to prevent your property from becoming overrun, and professional help guarantees your defense is solid enough to fend off multiple pests.

All The Ways Pests Can Create Dangers And Damage Around Your Home

While pests like house rodents or cockroaches can be a great nuisance, they are also harbingers of destruction; if they get into your home, they'll cause serious property damage and spread diseases that could lead to your hospitalization. Rats, mice, and cockroaches smear germs all over surfaces with their dirty feet and contaminate food stores with their droppings. They also shed, either hair or exoskeletons, which taint your general environment. These pests put you at risk of catching dysentery, listeriosis, salmonellosis, and even the plague. 

Of course, everyone knows the dangers of active termites or carpenter ants in your house. Both these pests can knock your house right down if left untreated. They carve through the wood of your home, including floor joists, wall studs, and support beams. That means an untreated termite or carpenter ant infestation can wreak absolute havoc on your house, causing potentially tens of thousands of dollars in damage.

Why DIY Pest Control Can Be A Waste Of Time And Money

Many people don’t necessarily underestimate the dangers of house rodents, active termites, and other pests. However, many property owners overestimate their ability to treat pests with DIY methods. Pests are more resistant than homeowners give them credit for, and while tackling an infestation on your own may seem doable with DIY products, this approach rarely removes an entire infestation.

Let’s take bed bugs, for example. There is a misconception that bed bug control is as easy as spreading some baking soda on your mattress and then vacuuming it off. However, the reality is treating bed bugs is much trickier than this myth may have you think. Bed bugs breed for months and spread all over your house. Treating your mattress might kill the bloodsuckers there, but the others throughout your home will remain.

This logic also extends to roaches (which are infamously durable), rodents, and other insects. Snap traps don't kill mice fast enough, and foggers don't get rid of ants as effectively as they lead on. To eliminate an infestation, you not only must remove every pest from your home or business, but also every newborn, nymph, and egg sac of the invading vermin—DIY methods fail to get rid of all of these. The good news is there’s a much better way.

The Hassle-Free Pest Control Solution For Your Home

If your business ends up invaded by a horde of rodents, or you find a colony of carpenter ants in your house, you must act right away. Call Mountain West Pest Control. We are the best Ogden pest control in the business, and our specialists can eliminate every damaging or dangerous animal Mother Nature can throw at your property. Reach out today and schedule your inspection!