Preventative Pest Control◀ Back To Blog
March 8, 2017
Have you heard the term preventative maintenance? This is the kind of maintenance that is performed on a piece of equipment to prevent it from failing. What usually happens is a plant will shut down all of its machinery for a reasonable amount of time to institute maintenance that will prevent a shutdown that lasts an unreasonable amount of time. It is also a necessary process that helps to lengthen the life of that machinery. Let's take a look at these two ideas as they relate to pest control.
Prevent Unwanted Problems
When machinery breaks down, it can be very inconvenient. When pests get into a home, they can be inconvenient as well. Some pests require a fumigation, heat treatment, or some other large-scale control service. If you have a pest infestation that needs the big guns, you may find yourself displaced for a few days. It is better to take preventative measures to avoid pests, especially if you own or manage a structure that contains many housing units or sleeping areas.
When machinery breaks down, it can be costly. In many cases, it is less expensive to keep pests out than it is to eradicate pests that have gotten in. Bugs and wildlife can get into places that are hard to reach, such as wall voids and crawl spaces. But worse than this is finding that destructive pests, like termites, have caused hard-to-fix damage throughout the entire structure. The best course of action is to keep pests out and prevent the damage.
When machinery breaks down, it has an impact on other machinery. Pests often have a cascading effect. You may be okay with a few dozen lady bugs crawling on your walls and inside your curtains, but when overwintering pests die inside your walls, they become food for other pests. You might be alright with a few flies buzzing around your kitchen and living room, but those flies will be attractive to spiders, and other critters that eat them.
Preventative maintenance keeps machinery running longer. When you have preventative pest control, it helps to keep your home in good shape. With fewer wood-destroying bugs chewing on the wood of your home, fewer pest animals chewing holes into your home, and fewer pests tearing up your insulation, your home is going to last longer.
Don't wait till pests are a problem. Keep them out all year long with ongoing pest service from Thomas Pest Services. It is a necessary preventative maintenance every home should have.