Archive: Jan 2022

  1. Why Hire a Pest Control Professional

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    We live in the age of the internet, right? Can’t we just DIY everything since we have all the information at your fingertips? Well… sort of. These things can be somewhat true to a limited extent. You aren’t wrong in that the internet does offer a lot of information, and that you can certainly use some DIY methods to handle some of your pest problems. But to address the entire issue, consider the following:

    Pest Control Companies Can Save You Time!

    Tucson Pest Control

    This is probably one of the top reasons people hire us to begin with. Folks are busy. We’re all providing professional goods and services that we’re experts in on our own time. At a certain point people begin to weigh the value of spending the time to research a problem, purchase tools to address that problem and the trial and error of making those solutions work.

    At the end of the day someone that is dedicated to the craft of eliminating pests in your home, that technician has the skills and equipment to do the job quicker and more efficiently than a weekend warrior. No matter how you slice it, those tasks are going to cost you a good amount of time.

    Pest Control Professionals Save You Money

    There are two myths that we’re addressing with this point.

    The first myth is that pest control is expensive. Professional pest control right here in Tucson, provided by local technicians, can easily cost under $50 a month. That’s typically less than you spend on dinner for two one night a month. We feel that to maintain a pest free home that you never have to mess with is a incredibly good value.

    The second myth is DIY solutions are free (or inexpensive). Most likely at a minimum you will need to begin purchasing products that can actually address your pest issue, be it scorpions, mice, spiders or termites. These are not always cheap. Realize also that these DIY products that are offered are less effective residential versions of commercial products that only professionals have access to. Before you even start, you’re using products that are less effective due to residential sales restrictions. You might spend more on products alone than our monthly pest control bill, and that doesn’t count the time involved to apply this product to your home and see if it worked.

    Focus on Prevention

    Results Pest & Termite is going to focus on prevention as much as elimination. We can identify potential issues immediately to help homeowners decrease potential problems before they are causing any real major issues.

    DIY Pest Control At Worst is Costly and Ineffective. Moreover, It can be Dangerous

    We understand that when some homeowners see a problem, the first instinct is to do a little research and fix the issue. DIY solutions however suffer from a lot of misinformation just simply due to the sheer amount of content available online. You could spend hours on forums researching solutions given by other DIY’ers, much of which could be completely inaccurate.

    It’s very important that you read, understand and follow the instructions closely for pest control products. They are after all, designed to kill insects. Misused, they can be harmful to pets and children. Also, insects are able to develop resistance to some pest control products and not others. Professionals know when and where it is appropriate to apply alternative products and are knowledgeable about where and how much product is safe to apply.

    The Bottom Line

    I think that by doing the math and looking at the cost and time investment, the sensible approach is to engage a company like Results Pest & Termite to handle your pest control needs that are backed by a money-back guarantee, give you peace of mind, and give you those precious hours back. Give us a call today and we’d love to show you why so many of our customers are recommending that their friends do exactly that!

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  2. Are You Welcoming Pests into Your Home?

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    As pest control professionals, one thing that we continually see as we service Tucson area homes is that many times home owners are unknowingly rolling out the red carpet for unwanted pests like scorpions, termites, ants and other insects. When it comes to the exterior of your home, what a homeowner needs to realize is that in areas like the Southwest and specifically around the Tucson area, water is one of the more sought after resources for insects. In other parts of the US, water is far more abundant and thus breeds a different type of pest. Our climate however has encouraged the development of extremely hardy and resilient bugs, like termites.

    This can take the form of irrigation providing additional moisture to the ground around your home, specifically in flower beds or plants that are right against the foundation. Mulch is also a culprit because it’s designed to retain moisture to allow better garden growth and provides a great source of moisture to termites. Once these types of areas provide a great source of food and water to termites, colonies begin forming pretty quickly and that’s when they see your home as the next thing on the menu.

    It’s not uncommon for example to see an homes that are constantly struggling with massive numbers of mosquitoes. It doesn’t take long to start spotting areas where homeowners allow standing water to become prolific breeding grounds for mosquitoes. At Results, we look for these types of signs and in addition to treating the area to ensure that eggs can’t hatch to become future pests, we work to help educate homeowners to watch out for areas that water can collect from rains or irrigation to minimize opportunities.

    Poorly insulated doorways, windows and dog doors are open invitations for ants, cockroaches, crickets and other small insects to come into the home and use your house as a source of food. And when these insects invade the home, you begin to see the addition of spiders and scorpions follow because they also follow the best pathway to plentiful food sources.

    Pest Management is about a combination of common sense changes you can do as a homeowner combined with the knowledge, equipment and techniques that professionals like Results Pest & Termite can bring to your home to keep you pest free. Together, we create a protective barrier that rids your home of pests for good! If this is the type of service that you think would benefit your home, Reach Out Today! and one of our pest control professionals can help you solve your pest problems today!