In April, we moved into our beautiful new house.
We are about five minutes from the "city",
and while that doesn't seem very far,
our serene environment sometimes feels worlds away.
Our house is surrounded by beautiful woods, we have a trickling waterfall that runs down a ravine in our neighborhood, and the lovely creek is just steps away from our back door.
Nature is really an amazing thing.
with all this beauty comes a little bit of bad....
From yucky, icky creepy crawlies,
to furry oversized spiders,
to swarming wasps,
we've got it all here.
(These "red velvet ants" that live in our yard aren't ants at all! They are, in fact, female wasps!)
Pests can cause irreparable damage to your home and property, costing you tons of money, and valuable peace of mind. When you see insects crawling around, or see evidence of bigger critters in your living space, you can feel very helpless. And that is when a good pest control service can be a real lifesaver. Pest control professionals can help you to identify the type of pest that are infesting your property. They can work with you to assess the extent of damage the pests have created, and help you to weigh your options on the best way to rid yourself of unwanted pests forever.
I have to tell you about one very persistent group of pests that live in our backyard: a gutsy group of raccoons. When we first realized that there were some raccoons feasting on our bird feed, we would sit in the window and watch the cute, masked bandits. They kept coming back every night, though, and it quickly became a lot less cute. They got braver by the day, and soon, we were sitting five feet away, on the back porch, watching helplessly as they snacked on sunflower seeds. After that, they started tip toeing past our sleeping dog, coming to the back door, and eating her dog food. This problem turned serious, very quickly. Here is a little video of what happened when a raccoon tried to eat our dog's food a second time:
(I think it's time to call the exterminator.)
A professional exterminator can quickly take care of unwelcome invaders. They can investigate why the pests are targeting your home, and help you stop the problem. Pests are not only annoying, they can pose a serious risk to your health and your home. Let professionals use their training and technology to rid you of those pesky problems by breaking the pest life cycle and controlling unwanted invasions.