There are a few simple things you can do to keep from having problems with bugs and other pests entering your home. You should have a regular termite inspection, and get a bond if termites have ever been found. You can eliminate a lot of problems by disposing of garbage and food waste properly and promptly. Do not leave dirty dishes or cookware lying about in your kitchen or sink. Once a pest problem is found, seek professional help while the problem is still easily managed.
You may take expert care of your home and follow common strategies to eliminate any type of bug, insect or rodent problem, yet still have a need to call an exterminator. This doesn't mean you have done anything wrong, or are to blame. Sometimes pests enter our residence or business for reasons beyond our control, particularly here in the South where pest populations thrive throughout many months of the year.