Termite infestations cost Americans over $5 billion in damage every year, and other pests collectively cost much more. Americans spend around $7.47 billion a year on pest control. There’s a good reason why the collective professional termite control cost is a figure of that size—professional pest control works. If we weren’t taking advantage of professional pest treatment services, the cost of the damage done would be much greater. eLocal is one of the best ways to find local pest control specialists. There’s never a bad time to visit eLocal to find pest control services near you, but here are a few key times when it’s most important. 

Buying a New Home

One of the best times to use eLocal to find preventative services from local pest control pros is when buying a home. Pest control specialists can examine a home for signs of a variety of infestation issues, including termites, ants, roaches, rodents, bats, larger mammals, and more. Finding out about animal infestations and damage before a home is purchased can save money and headaches in the long term. Plus, those experts can offer advice on trouble areas on the property and provide preventative treatments. 

Signs of an Infestation

All too often, pest control is only considered after an infestation is already underway. The cost of termite treatment is a small price to pay compared to the cost of repairing termite damage. The earlier you can identify the signs of any pest infestations, the better. The longer they go overlooked the more damage they’ll do. Studying up on the signs of insect and animal infestations is always a good idea. Use eLocal to contact a pest control specialist who can help you assess your area’s specific risks, familiarize yourself with the signs of infestations, and perform preventative treatments for you.

Termites Can Strike All Year

Have eLocal on standby because the threat of pests invading your home is present all year. Your home is even a target in the winter, and sometimes at an even greater risk when it’s cold. The warm soil around your home can be a beacon to cold-blooded termite colonies looking to feed a queen who lays eggs all year. The termite treatment cost in the winter is going to be a drop in the bucket compared to a whole winter of termite damage that isn’t discovered until spring.

Other Pests Can Strike All Year

Your warm, insulated home can prove irresistible to squirrels, rats, mice, bats, raccoons, skunks, opossums, and other mammals in the winter. Warm little nooks and crannies in your house or garage are safe from predators and often make great nests for birthing a litter to be raised in the spring. It’s always the right time to use eLocal to keep your home safe and pest-free.

Use eLocal to connect with pest control specialists to investigate, prevent, and treat any pest issues, at www.elocal.com

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