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Smoke Detectors, Air Filters, and Pigeons


May 1, 2019  |   Uncategorized    

Smoke Detectors, Air Filters, and Pigeons

Three things that seem as if they have no connection to one another. If you really think about it, they all have something in common. Smoke Detectors, Air Filters and Pigeons relate one or more aspects of your health. Let us explain:

 

Smoke Detectors

If your detectors no longer contain a battery that is functional, there is a very good chance that you could lose your life if you slept through the rage of a blazing fire.  Now, lets be honest. When was the last time you changed the batteries? Do you even remember? Are the batteries in your smoke detector now a 9V Ultralife battery that is warranted to last 10 years? Or are they the Alkaline batteries that need to be changed once a year? If you truly cannot answer any of those questions, you probably need to change them today! Just to be safe. Changing a smoke detector battery is one of the most forgotten household chores. It’s because they’re generally attached to the roof, so they’re out of sight out of mind. That’s why we now offer a Smoke Detector Battery Replacement service! Next time we come to spray and you’re still having a hard time remembering anything recent about your smoke detector, let us know.

 

Air Filters

One of the most common questions circulating among almost every home, everywhere is, “How often should I change my air filters?” The average home without pets should be changed every 90 days. Now add a dog or a cat and you’re looking at every 60 days. If you have allergies on top of having animals, you’ll need to change your filter ever 20-45 days. One of the most common reasons to change your air filters is to prevent dust and dirt from reaching the air filters motor. If you don’t change your filters regularly that can cause your unit to overheat. And in most cases, you’ll need to spend hefty amounts of cash to get it fixed or even buy a whole new unit! But when you’re thinking from a health perspective, the EPA discovered that in the average home the indoor air is 70% more polluted than the air outdoors. There are over 900 chemicals, particles, and materials (biological and not) circulating the air in your home every day. Can you imagine the havoc those airborne pathogens could reap on your circulatory system? If it has been quite some time, 6 months to a year, since your last filter change its time to get that done! Changing that filter is another one of those out of sight, out of mind household chores that can really damage your health. That is why we now also offer an Air Filter Replacement service.

 

Pigeons

Have you ever been to restaurant or store and seen a pigeon roosting up in one of the letters of their sign? Many children would think, “Oh wow! How cute, a birdie made a nest!” But we can bet that if those problematic birds somehow made a nest in the crawlspace above or below your home, you wouldn’t be thinking that was very cute right? Sometimes a problem like that becomes an every day normality for American families and their homes. Did you know that pigeons can cause very serious health issues? You may not think so because they might be nesting in a part of your home that you never are. If you find your home invaded by the seemingly gracious pests, you need to have them removed as soon as possible! Contained in their feces are quite a few different types of fugus that, when inhaled or contracted, can cause serious damage to your health and well-being. Three of the most reputable ones being: histoplasmosis, cryptococcosis, and psittacosis. None of which do you want anything to do with! If you are dealing with a pigeon problem, call an exterminator ASAP. Although many people find them cute, they’re a pest that needs to be dealt with by a professional.

 

Each of these new services we offer were formulated with our customers in mind. We wanted to come up with different ways that we could provide better service. That’s just what we did! As a pest control company, we focus on the health and well-being of you, your family and your home by getting rid of the living pests that can cause the most detrimental health issues. Now, we are a pest control company that focuses on more than just one aspect of keeping you healthy! If you have any questions about the new services we offer or are interested in using one or two of them, give the office a call.

 

Office Phone: 702-871-1211