Rodent control equipment

We know how much you dread the moment you see that shadow out of the corner of your eye. When you look, it’s gone but you could have sworn something moved. Shortly after, you finally see the little critter in all its glory. Then, after screaming, sweating a little, and sometimes jumping onto a higher surface, you head straight to the phone to call general household pest control. Every season brings a new kind of creepy crawly and believe it or not, you don’t get rid of them just because you don’t want them crawling on your face while you sleep.

Here are some other reasons household pest control methods are a necessary evil:

It’s a number’s game. Scientists estimate there are at least 1.5 million ants on the planet for every human being. Humans are already overpopulating the Earth, so really, we’re doing the world a service by employing household pest control methods to keep at least some of the Earth’s populations somewhat under control.

It’s a health issue. American roaches have been reported to spread at least thirty-three kinds of bacteria, six kinds of parasitic worms and at least seven other kinds of human pathogens. And that’s just American roaches. Do you know how many other kinds of roaches there are? There are 4,600, and 30 of them are associated with human habitats. It stands to reason that other species of roach carry a slew of other pathogens. I suppose that’s not shocking, roaches are notoriously gross. Not to mention the fact that they’re more resilient that the Energizer bunny.

It’s a safety issue. Termite damage, if left unchecked, can cause any number of structural problems to our homes and offices. In fact, twenty percent of homeowners surveyed said termites were their main pest concern. And treating the problem doesn’t come cheap. According to some estimates, over $2 billion is spent annually in the United States alone on the termite control process.

Pest control services are clearly necessary, but we’re fighting poison with poison. If those kinds of pest control solutions are utilized too often, it can be even more of a detriment to your household. Thankfully, there are a number of environmentally friendly household pest control methods that take the time to avoid any unnecessary exposure to chemicals. So next time you’re looking into rodent or termite control options, take that into consideration. We may not be able to avoid catching a glimpse of the critters ever now and again, but at least we can take certain steps to eradicate them in a safe way.

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