Ranging from insects such as roaches and bedbugs to rodents such as rats and possums, pests can be a great nuisance both in the home and at the workplace. They can cause a number of negative effects which worsen over time if left unattended and this can result in increased costs in dealing with the effects. To avoid incurring such costs, pest control should be carried out. Unfortunately, many people tend to ignore signs of pests in the home and avoid carrying out control measures for one reason or another. Here’s why you can’t afford to not control pests:
Multiplication and infestation
When you see a pest such as a cockroach or bedbug, it usually isn’t the only one. Pests tend to appear in clusters and the presence of one means there are others nearby. Majority of them tend to reproduce a multiple number of offspring in a short period of time. Since most pests hide in dark areas such as in cracks, open ceilings and behind objects, it may be difficult to detect the level of infestation. The longer you take to carry out pest control measures, the more multiplication occurs and the worse the infestation will get.
Diseases and health risks
Some pests such as ants may be harmless, but others such as bedbugs and mice have the ability to bring about different types of health problems. Bedbugs can not only be a great nuisance but they can also cause severe allergic reactions due to their bites. They cause symptoms such as itchiness, redness and hives and result in uncomfortable, sleepless nights. Mice contaminate surfaces with their urine and droppings and can result in the spread of Salmonella and Lyme disease.
Termites are the most common pests that result in structural damage. If left unchecked, they can lead to destruction of wooden surfaces such as beams and wooden floors and walls. This kind of damage causes reduced structural integrity of wooden surfaces and may require expensive repairs or even complete replacements depending on the extent of the damage.
Wastage of food
Majority of the pests we encounter contaminate our food as soon as they come into contact with it. Both insects and rodents contaminate our food with different types of bacteria. The more pests there are, the more contamination occurs resulting in disposal of food items that would otherwise be perfectly edible were it not for the contamination. Bacterial contamination can either result in the food going bad at a faster rate or cause health problems such as food poisoning.
Electrical and fire hazards
Rodents like mice and possums have teeth that grow at a rapid rate. To deal with this, they often gnaw at objects in order to file them down. In the home, they bite down on things such as wires and electric cables, exposing us to electrical and fire hazards due to the exposure of the wire components and frayed wires. Contact with water or short circuits can easily result in a fire outbreak that may even prove fatal if not contained in good time.
It is quite risky to leave potential pest infestations unattended. The use of professional pest control Brisbane services is the best way to deal with pests. These services are both safer and a lot more effective than do – it – yourself methods. Failure to control pests in good time may lead to damage of property and contraction of diseases leading to higher costs in repairs and treatment of diseases. Damages, sickness and infestation can all be avoided by ensuring that pest control is done when required with no delay.