It all depends upon what you think pest control involves. A person who sees an occasional bug in their house will probably not consider expending funds on pest control to be worth it. It is easier and cheaper to step on the bug, hit it with a fly swatter, or suck it up in the vacuum cleaner.
The truth is a little different. For every bug you spot, there are likely many more hidden from view. That is especially true during daylight hours. Let’s examine the reasons it just might be worth the cost to keep your home or business safe from the effects of “pests.”
WHAT KIND OF PESTS ARE WE TALKING ABOUT?
We are just not worrying about small bugs. There could also be poisonous spiders in the home or building. Unless you are an expert at telling which spiders carry poison, it is best to keep all spiders under control.
Other examples are rodents, wasps, roaches, termites, bed bugs, and mosquitoes. You get the picture. There is no telling what type of pests inhabit a dwelling. Pest control deals with all types including ones you probably have never seen or heard about.
HEALTH ISSUES ARE NOT A SMALL MATTER
When a group of people becomes ill, whether at home or at work, there is always the concern about some type of environmental factor at play. What also might be responsible is some type of pest.
The type of pests outlined above is known to carry disease. It is not too far a stretch to imagine becoming ill from one or more of these pests. They can be found near food sources and leave behind substances that cause diseases.
The relatively small cost of pest control compared to medical expenses and lost work time is a strong factor in favor of paying for pest control.
Just consider the damage to a house by termites. That is enough to prove the economic damage. Never mind rodents who eat and destroy small areas of the home while creating health issues. Paying to repair pest damage will make you wish you had just paid for pest control. Think of it as insurance.
PEACE OF MIND
If you ever go into your kitchen at night and turn on the lights, and you then see cockroaches sitting on counters, you will understand what peace of mind means. These insects are always searching for water sources. They come out at night and will vanish quickly when the lights are turned on.
The only way to get rid of them is through pest control. There are too many, and they just seem to multiply. Cockroach control is one simple example to justify the cost of pest control.
When you add up your health and its costs, potentially property damage, and just general lack of stress, it is certainly worth the cost to pay for pest control. Any one of the above could justify the cost, but when combined the evidence is overwhelming.