Pest control has always been considered an essential service because it provides necessary management of rodents and insects that carry and spread harmful diseases throughout the community. When left unchecked, these pests can quickly spread to your homes, infect your kitchens and bathrooms, and take up residence in your yard or garage.
The foremost purpose of pest control and removal or extermination of these invaders from your property is to maintain your health and safety, as well as that of your family, friends and community as a whole. Some pests like rodents spread harmful diseases by leaving traces of droppings in your food storage or preparation areas, bees and wasps can cause life threatening allergic reactions, and pests like roaches can exacerbate existing medical conditions like asthma.
Rodents can get out of hand very quickly due to their prolific nature, and before you know it you will have an entire family of rodents living in your walls. They can cause serious property damage in addition to health problems they pose. Worldwide, rats and mice spread over 35 diseases.
These diseases can be spread to humans directly, through handling of rodents, contact with feces, urine, or saliva, or through rodent bites. Keeping these harmful intruders as far away from your living space as possible is the best way to limit the spread of diseases passed by rodents. This is where pest control professionals can help. Rodent populations can be difficult to manage for the typical homeowner because they can require constant surveillance and upkeep of materials. Hiring a professional will get your rodent infestation under control quickly, and safely for all involved.
Insects, Spiders and Bugs
Let’s face it, bugs don’t belong in your home. If you’ve spotted them there, they have most likely found a way in through a hole in a screen door, or a crack in your window molding, or when you opened the door to let the dog in, but if you regularly see insects start to exhibit signs of living in and multiplying in your home, it’s time to consult a professional.
Bugs like cockroaches have been known to carry 33 kinds of bacteria, including E. coli and Salmonella species, six parasitic worms and more than seven other types of human pathogens. This is just one example of disease-carrying insects, but there are many more, and you do not want to face them alone! Pest control plays an important role in keeping these unhealthy conditions at bay, especially for any individuals with underlying health conditions or other allergies.
Although wasps aren’t generally associated with carrying diseases, they can still carry the burden of being a public health hazard due to their violent stings. Some species will even attack when unprovoked, although most will not bother with humans unless they feel their nest is in danger.
These stings can prove deadly to some individuals who have a venom allergy, and unfortunately most people don’t know they have this allergy until they are stung. They can nest in the eaves of your home, underneath shutters or in cracks of siding, or in tall trees or short bushes on your property. Depending on the species they may even burrow in the ground, making a nest difficult to spot. When dealing with these dangerous insects, it is imperative to reach out to a professional. We have the equipment and expertise necessary to eliminate the nest without causing harm to your or your family.
Pest Control Is Necessary to Keep Your Family Safe and Sound
Pests have a habit of making themselves at home well before you even notice their arrival. Once a colony has developed, it becomes a much bigger health risk to leave them undisturbed. This is the reason that during these uncertain times, our technicians are still available to take your call and treat your pest problems. Our number one priority has always been to keep our customers safe, and we will continue to do so as long as it is possible!
We have the ability to treat outdoor pest problems such as ants, bees, wasps, and rodent repellent at this time with complete safety precautions in place. If you have an indoor pest problem that needs to be addressed, please contact us to see what guidance we may be able to provide.