Do I Need Pest Control Inside My House? Answers for Concerned Lehigh Valley Homeowners

You want the inside of your Allentown, Bethlehem, or Easton, PA home to be safe and free of pests. Nobody likes worrying about unwanted creepy crawlies or even rodents lurking around the areas which are meant to be a safe haven for their family. It gives an unsettling feeling and can make it hard to relax.

Of course, you might also be leery of what indoor pest control entails. There was a time when indoor pest control methods were definitely questionable.

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The pest control industry, in general, has come a long way since then. Today, pest control inside the home can be a safe and effective way to keep your family protected from invaders—some of which pose their own threat by potentially carrying disease.

Here are a few things that you should know about pest control inside your house. Understanding more about today’s methods can help alleviate some of your worries and give you valuable peace of mind.

Products and Methods for Indoor Pest Control are Regulated

One of the biggest problems with interior pest control of days past was the lack of regulation. The products and even the methods being utilized were not heavily regulated and in some cases, this may have led to some potentially dangerous scenarios. These old practices might even be where some of your uncertainty or worry stems from.

But today, many regulations surround pest management that were put in place to protect consumers (as well as employees). Today’s pest management professionals are certified for the safe usage, storage, and disposal of any products they apply.

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The products used are also incredibly safe (and also heavily regulated). 

One of the methods that we often use for indoor pest control is baiting. Baits can be used for the control of roaches and ants. It involves the strategic placement of the bait away from human contact, often in cracks and crevices no person and pet can access. The bait is then brought back to the colony or nest. 

Indoor Pest Control isn’t Needed Every Visit 

Another thing that is important for homeowners to realize is that it’s not like pest control inside of the home is being performed all of the time, with each visit. Unless there is a specific problem that’s being addressed, that’s simply not needed. 

With Joshua Tree’s Quarterly Pest Control program, we are performing one interior treatment per year, generally around the winter when rodents and other pests come inside to hibernate. 

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During this visit, our pest control experts are getting into crawl spaces, searching around attics, and scouting your basement for signs of a potential problem. It’s not like they’re going in and spraying everything. They will practice preventative methods that include crack and crevice treatments around the exterior of windows and other possible pest entry points to keep pests out in the first place. 

Pest Control Starts Outdoors with Preventative Methods 

This brings up another important point—pest problems are often best combatted outside of the home. After all, wouldn’t you rather keep unwanted pests out in the first place (as opposed to dealing with them after they’ve already made their way in).

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During exterior inspections, we’ll make recommendations for any entry point that we think might lead to pests inside of your home. We’re also performing barrier treatments around the exterior of your home which will help keep pests away.

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This is something that wasn’t always performed and is a reason why some of the “older” pest control methods might have involved intense interior treatments. However, now that technology and products have evolved, we’re often able to keep pests out of the home in the first place. Being proactive means that we might be able to help you avoid even having an interior pest problem. If that’s the case, our annual interior checks will just give you added peace of mind that the pests truly are staying away.

Of course, all that being said, we know that our annual interior inspection is valuable to our customers. It is also what sets us apart from lawn care and pest companies that only offer perimeter pest control and never step foot inside of your home. We go much further by providing you peace of mind that we’re truly keeping the pests out, implementing interior solutions when they’re needed, and also treating a much wider variety of pests. We can target rodents, stinging insects, centipedes, spiders, and more.

Get Rid of Pests (and Your Worries, Too!)

Joshua Tree pest shield logoWe understand why you might be concerned. You might feel as though you’re stuck between worrying about nuisance (or even dangerous) pests but not wanting to agree to potentially dangerous treatments inside of your home, where your loved ones reside.

Fortunately, you can choose a pest management solution that gives you the best of both worlds. 

With safe, effective, and thorough pest control you can gain peace of mind that everything is being taken care of in a way that doesn’t put you and your family at risk.

If you’re interested in learning more about pest control services at your Allentown, Bethlehem, or Easton, PA home, contact us for a free pest control quote or give us a call at 610-365-2200 so that we can answer your questions.

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