Welcome

Welcome to Pest Helpers, the site that takes the mystery out of pests and the anxiety they can cause. Pest Helpers put home and business owners in control of combating them efficiently and economically. bed bugs

Pest infestations in the US continue to grow year on year. Terminix recently reported that nearly 6 out of 10 homeowners were aware of some type of pest in their home. Every state is affected, but the threats can differ in each location.

With a diverse geography and climate in the US, it can be hard to know which pest poses a threat and how to counter it. Detailed information is provided on Pest Helpers about the following pest types:

  • Termites
  • Bed bugs
  • Roaches
  • Ants
  • Mosquitoes
  • Spiders
  • Wasps
  • Flies

The cost of pest problems

Solving the problem inevitably results in expense. This includes costs incurred to control the pests and, where necessary, repairs to any damage caused by them. Also, a victim may suffer health issues, physical and emotional.

It’s not only homeowners that are affected. A Rentokil survey in 2015 showed that businesses in the US spent $6.8 million on controlling pests. Infestations resulted in the loss of another $13.2 million in revenue. Of the 200 businesses surveyed, 90 percent had experienced at least one pest infection during the previous five years. Added to the direct costs is the damage their reputation suffered.


Preparing for changes

No one is immune and the threat risk is constantly changing. New pests are arriving. Those already present are influenced by constantly shifting weather patterns.

Pests which used to have their activities restricted by seasonal cold are, in many places, now extending their range and the length of time they remain active due to warmer winters. Termites are an example of this phenomenon. With higher rainfall experienced in some regions, the numbers of mosquitoes there are growing.

These changes also bring new health risks. There is a greater awareness of diseases like Zika and Nile River virus as they spread and get reported on in the press. Fortunately, these diseases are still relatively uncommon. But mosquitoes can still be a serious nuisance simply through their itchy bites and the sleep disturbance they cause.

Homeowners increasingly encounter problems for which they have no experience in tackling. But the situation does not have to be bleak. Forewarned is forearmed.


Informed Decisions

That is the objective of Pest Helpers - to give the facts needed to make informed decisions regarding pest control. Pest Helpers provide countrywide information. Regardless of location, home and business owners will find details of the different type of pests, along with ways to eradicate them.

One problem facing those affected is that of choice. There are so many options available that it can be daunting to know which solution to pick in a particular situation or location. For example, when is it safe for the homeowner to deal with the problem and when should a professional pest control company be called? And where can a reliable one be found? This site will supply the relevant information.


Flexible solutions to suit each location

The pest types covered in Pest Helpers are those found throughout the US. Certain locations come under threat from different pests. This means the best way to eradicate them can also vary from place to place, with climate and terrain affecting the treatments used. States differ in their legislation on pesticides. Many of the most effective types are only available to qualified pest exterminators.

In almost every case, the cost of prevention is less than the cost of eradication or damage repair. Not to mention the health benefits. It makes sense to prevent an infestation in a home or business before it’s too late.