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Do I Really Need Monthly Pest Control Services?

You may be asking yourself, “Do I actually need monthly pest control or am I wasting my money?” The short answer is “Yes. Or you wouldn’t be googling this question right now.” The long answer is that the need for monthly pest control varies based on the severity of your pest problem, and what type of pests you have in or around your home. To know for sure what program you need to be on for your pest control needs, give us a call and we’ll come do a free examination of your property and estimate of what services will be beneficial for you. Our packages aren’t always one size fits all and we want to be sure you are getting exactly what you need.

 

The McCaulley family has been serving folks across Arkansas, Louisiana, and Oklahoma since 1983. Our highly trained team of professionals exceed state standards on continual training and educational courses. McCauley Services also ensures that our staff is friendly, knowledgeable and trustworthy. That way you can feel comfortable knowing that you have the most knowledgeable and most respectful team inside your home. 

What’s The Damage?

Take a look around your home and assess the damage. Or better yet, have us come out and check it out for you - for free! Some things that are common to see around your home are 

  • Ant hills
  • Cockroaches
  • Rat and other rodents
  • Mouse droppings
  • Termite wings

If you have noticed any of these, it’s time to give us a call and decide what the best treatment is for your home.

Necessary Treatment

While you may have noticed chemical sprays on the shelves of your grocery store that promise to rid your home of pests, they aren’t always a good option. Chemicals can be poisonous to kids and pets and can often be oversprayed or used in the wrong space. Leave the insecticides to the professionals.

Some treatments may only be needed bi-monthly, and others will require us to come out each month. Pests are adaptive in nature and learn to adapt to their surroundings. If you leave treating your home to a professional, it will become pst-free.

Questioning The Need For Pest Control

If you have a problem with ants or cockroaches, you are definitely in need of a professional. If you’re questioning why you need pest control, here are some serious considerations for you to think about

  1. Certain rodents carry illnesses that can be harmful to your health
  2. If you have termites they will cause serious damage to your property if left untreated
  3. If you have a rodent problem you will likely end up having a flea and or tick infestation down the road
  4. Roaches and other insects carry allergens that are harmful to children and adults with asthma

DIY pest control

While we are big fans of DIY around here, we want you to get the most out of your pest control. That is why you should weigh your options of using a professional pest control service or opting for a DIY solution. 

Over the counter products can kill and even keep pests from coming into your home. If you read the sprays, they typically instruct you to spray around doors, windows, and any entrances to your home. If you do use the over the counter solution, make sure to spray your garage, basement, and attic as well as your pipes and under your sink too. Another thing to be aware of is what chemicals you are spraying in your home. Make sure to take all precautions needed to keep your family healthy.

We suggest you go ahead and take preventative steps to keep your house free from pests.

  • Do not leave food out on counters for pests to find
  • Make sure trash is sealed and taken our regularly
  • Close doors fully and seal any openings around doors and windows
  • Do not let tree branches, leaves, or debris pile up in your yard
  • Repair any damage to exterior walls
  • Keep your house clean

If these tips don’t keep the pests away from your home it’s time to call the professionals.

When to call a professional

If you are feeling discouraged with your own DIY treatments, or your pest problem has already caused damage to your home or is at risk of doing so, you will want to call the professionals at McCauley Services. We use treatments that are safe for your family and pets and we promise to keep the pests at bay so you can enjoy your home without any unwanted visitors. 

We’ve been doing this for quite some time and that means we know where to look for signs of infestation that you may not have thought about. We offer you a free consultation where we will look in and around your home and determine the best plan of action.

Give us a call today to set up your free consultation or fill out our form here.

 

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