The New Year Is Almost Here!

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Let's take a moment to reflect on New Year's resolutions. If you've ever made one, you know how tough it can be. If you look at some of the top 10 commonly broken resolutions, as reported by Time Magazine, it is easy to see why. Stop smoking? Lose weight and get fit? Be less stressed? Get out of debt and save money? These are hard things to do! Another hard thing to do is to decide to start protecting your home, your family, your pets, and yourself from all of the dangers that come with having invading bugs and wildlife.

What are the dangers of having pests?

The list of dangers is too long to list in this short article, but here are some of the top ways invading bugs and animals can affect your life. Some of them may surprise you.

  • Have you ever had the flu? Sometimes pests make us sick and we blame it on the flu. If you have flu-like symptoms, it may not be the flu at all. It may be an illness caused by cockroaches, rodents, and other invading creatures.
  • Do you battle with an unknown illness? You might have gotten that illness from a bug. Ticks are the best example of this. They can infect humans with pathogens like Lyme disease, ehrlichiosis, tularemia, babesiosis, human anaplasmosis, STARI, RMSF, and more. A bite from a Lone Star tick can lead to a strange red meat allergy that causes swelling in the lips, tongue, eyes, and throat, respiratory problems, diarrhea, vomiting, increased heart rate, and low blood pressure when consuming red meat.
  • We don't have to tell you how dangerous mosquitoes are. These biting insects can spread viruses, such as West Nile, Zika, Chikungunya, Dengue, malaria, and more.
  • Invading bugs can eat your important documents, old photos, wallpaper, wooden antiques, clothing, carpets, tapestries, curtains, and the list goes on and on.
  • Wood-destroying organisms do exactly what their name says they do. When damage is found, it can be devastating to a family.
  • Bugs torment our pets, especially fleas and ticks. And products provided by the veterinarian often fall short of protecting them.
  • Have your kids ever had lice? Sometimes rodents bring secondary pests into a home.
  • Does anyone in your home suffer from asthma? Cockroaches are directly linked to an increase in asthmatic issues.

How hard is it to protect a home from bugs and wildlife?

When you have American Pest Solutions provide year-round pest services for your home, it isn't hard at all. Start 2017 off right. Get the vital protection your family needs, without lifting a finger.

Year-round pest control is one resolution you can keep. Reach out to us today for immediate assistance. Oh! And, Happy New Year from all of the friendly folks here at American Pest Solutions!