Pest Control Issues Are Signs Of More Serious Issues
When insects and rodents are found indoors, it's usually due to construction flaws, human activity, geographic location, or even the weather. The key to long-term pest management is to understand "why" pest problems develops in the first place. Pest control is sanitization. Pest control is structural integrity. Landscape design is a kind of pest management. The following are some specific examples of insect infestations caused by other issues or causative agents:
- Phorid fly infestations are caused by cracked or damaged plumbing pipes
- Carpenter ant infestations are attracted to wet or decaying decks
- Rats and American cockroaches can enter buildings through broken, dry, or unprotected drains
- Mice are attracted to homes with poor garbage management and storage
- Fungus gnat infestations are encouraged by overwatered plants
- Fruit fly infestations are encouraged by unclean taverns and restaurants that provide fermented foods and beverages
Pest management is nearly always successful if the core cause of the infestation is identified. This may often be accomplished without the use of chemical pesticides. A chemical agent is sometimes the right instrument for the task, but it depends on a number of circumstances, not the least of which is the client's worry about the chemical. We feel that the best client is one who is well-informed. We don't advocate for or against the use of pesticides, and we don't dismiss their utility in some situations.
Food supplies for mice and rats are continuously changing. They can eat nearly everything because they are omnivores. Seeding lawns, putting garbage out to the curb too early, feeding birds, keeping pet food in bowls around the clock, establishing gardens, and enticing them inside their houses by leaving doors open or repairs undone all benefit them. These creatures live in the shadows of humans and are perfectly capable of cleaning up after us.
Rodents are disease vectors because they carry fleas, ticks, lice, and other parasites, all of which can cause major health problems. To prevent the chance of rodents taking up residence in your house, apartment, or company, it is important to implement proper hygienic procedures on a regular basis.
Cockroaches eat everything. They consume lipids, proteins, and carbs in the same way as humans do. However, they consume significantly more food. Hair is what they eat. They consume paste. Waxed paper is what they consume. They are on the lookout for crumbs, grease, and oil. Cockroaches prefer to live in filthy kitchens, therefore cleanliness is essential for pest management.
When cockroach infestations are severe, children sometimes develop asthma, and many people are sensitive to cockroach feces and shed skins (exoskeletons). Congestion, sneezing, wet eyes, coughing, wheezing, and trouble breathing are some of the moderate to severe symptoms. Bronchial irritation induced by cockroaches can be fatal in rare situations.
Pest management is a public health indicator. If you think you may have a pest problem it's best to inpssect the situtaion right away, before it get's worse.