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When To Call The Pros For Pest Control In Albuquerque
April 17, 2024

When To Call The Pros For Pest Control In Albuquerque

If you saw a spider crawl into a pile of your clothing, you wouldn't want to wear anything from that pile until the spider is gone. Bugs, especially spiders, are creepy and should not be inside our homes, especially not in our clothing. This brings up the question of how to deal with pests. Should you take a DIY approach or call the professionals? Let's discuss this; in this article, you'll find everything you need to know about professional and DIY pest control in Albuquerque and which option is best for your home and property. If you're looking for professional pest control, you can trust Greenway Pest Solutions. We provide affordable and long-lasting pest control solutions for property owners in Albuquerque, Santa Cruz, and across New Mexico. All you need to do is give us a call or request a free quote.

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Why pests are a problem for homeowners in Albuquerque & New Mexico

You already know that pests are annoying. We do not have to convince you of this. What you might not know is that certain pests come with other unique problems. Some problems are more obvious than others. Wasps sting. Certain spiders bite. Rodents chew holes through walls, spread diseases, and make noise at night. Cockroaches also spread diseases and are extremely difficult to eliminate. Silverfish damage fabrics. Bed bugs bite people at night. We could write books about all the problems pests cause. Instead of focusing on this, let’s focus on the solution. Here are some things you need to know about DIY and professional pest control.

How cleanliness helps deter pests

Most pests invade homes to find food, moisture, and shelter. If insects, rodents, and other pests come indoors and cannot find anything to eat, they are less likely to stick around. This is why cleanliness is so important. Keeping your home spotless, however, is not going to prevent these pests from finding food. Many insects can get into your pantry and cupboards. They will also eat food that you leave out on countertops. Package all your leftovers, stored food, and pet food inside air-tight containers, make sure your trash cans have tight-fitting lids, and clean out your pet's food bowls after they finish a meal. All these things will help you avoid a pest infestation.

DIY treatments that don’t work

There are many DIY methods that help to deter pests, such as keeping things clean, addressing damage to your home’s exterior, and fixing moisture problems. These methods do nothing, however, to solve an existing pest problem. If there are insects, rodents, or other pests inside your home, they will not go away without a fight. Here are a few DIY treatments that people use to combat pests that are not optimal.

  • Essential oils
  • Sound-based deterrents
  • Store-bought pesticides & baits
  • Homemade rat & mouse traps

Many pests do not like certain smells. Just because they do not like smells, however, does not mean they will not crawl around your home to look for food and moisture. Essential oils applied around homes will wash away with rainfall and cost a lot of money. Sound-based deterrents, in a similar way, are ineffective and practically useless in dealing with existing infestations. Store-bought pest control pesticides and baits are finicky and often come with risks. It is best to leave all pest control to the professional exterminators. 

How professional pest control works

Picking the right professionals for the job is tough. At Greenway Pest Solutions, we do everything in our power to ensure property owners that we are the best choice for dealing with their pest problems. We offer comprehensive pest treatments to deal with a wide range of common and uncommon pest threats. Whether you are looking for a fix for an existing pest problem or need home pest control services to keep your home pest-free year-round, we have what you need. Do not let pests run amok on your property.

Contact Greenway Pest Solutions today

Reach out today if you have questions about pest control or if you’d like to request a free quote. We will identify what types of pest(s) you are dealing with and, more importantly, help you get rid of them!

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