Why Pest Control is Important


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Today’s blog is a little different from most of those from the past in that it is directed at a few specific people.  For those of you that read our blog daily you may feel we are “preaching to the choir” however, the message is too important not to touch.  Today we want to reach out to those individuals that haven’t had their property services in years, or at least this year.

When you understand the value of your “stuff,” when you write or have written those mortgage payments you should have a pretty good understanding of the sacrifices you made to have nice things, to lead a comfortable life.  Would you even consider not insuring your home?  Of course not, but have you ever stopped to consider that having a professional pest control technician treat your property is a form of insurance against damage? 

Pests come in different forms.  Whether it’s termites in your walls or a mouse in the basement, ants in your kitchen or mosquitoes in the yard, they all can be defined as unwanted creatures that play havoc on our lives. Controlling these pests helps protect us from the damage they inflict.  This damage includes, but is not limited to, contaminating our food, spreading disease, threatening our health and injuring our property. By defining this damage, support for pest control is firmly validated.

It is very important to have proper pest control around any area where food is present.  This includes everywhere from the farms where food is grown to the grocery stores where it is sold.  If not accurately managed, pests can contaminate food, making it impossible to grow and eat.  Most people would consider bugs to be the primary “pests” to prevent where food is concerned. Other pests that also need to be handled are rodents, birds and other plant eating animals.  Successfully controlling these pests can be done by using chemicals or organic pesticides, setting traps, building fences or creating other deterrents.

Disease can be spread rapidly if proper pest control is not done.  Bugs and insects can transfer strands of flu and viruses to animals, people and food. Our government tries to manage and prevent this from happening by placing strict guidelines on what is allowed to be brought into our country.  This is a form of pest control.  People need to take such measures at home as well.  By applying bug repellent, people can reduce their exposure to mosquitoes and other biting insects.  Applications of chemicals to yards and perimeters of homes will limit the number of pests that can impact our health, as well as the health of our house pets.

Taking measures to control pests that cause damage to our property is equally important.  Spraying chemicals to manage insects that eat wood, burrow holes in our homes, build nests in our trees and chew holes in our landscape helps secure the survival of that property.  The cost of pest control is very insignificant to the cost of repairing or replacing things that have incurred destruction from pests. For instance, consider the cost of new plant material for a yard.  People who choose not to apply any pest control are running the risk of losing these plants to leaf eating insects.  If this happens, they would incur the cost of new plant material, possibly replacing soil and the labor costs for the installation.  By managing pests at the beginning this project, they would only have had their initial investment.

Many people are opposed to using so many chemicals on or surrounding their homes.  There are other options now with all of the organic alternatives on the market that are very successful as well. People have to consider the long-term effects of proper pest control.  The spread of disease can be stopped or reduced and our food will stay healthy.  Our plants will grow strong and our home will stay intact. Pest control is necessary for all of this to happen.

Pest control is a part of our lives, and has been for as long as man has been around.  From the time man first squashed a mosquito with his hand we have been trying to improve our quality of life.  However, pest control is more than just a concept like quality of life, some times it’s simply keeping the “critters” away and others it is saving precious items from being destroyed.  Regardless of your need Gateway Pest Control can provide the service you need.  Call us today at

 (636) 525-1008

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