Pests are so well designed to live in our homes that it can be hard to find a house without some kind of pest-related problem. Despite this, pests can quite easily be controlled through a variety of methods, including general hygiene, poisons, and traps. The primary reason people avoid using these methods to their full potential is that many of us see pests as not much more than a simple nuisance which we should learn to live with, when they really aren't. Why should we learn to live with these creatures, when there are so many reasons why it is bad to do so? The answer to this question is simple, you shouldn't. So, what are some of the more serious reasons you should strive to keep your home pest-free?
They Can Spread Diseases
Many common pests are well-known for their ability to spread diseases. Pests such as mosquitoes, bed bugs, and fleas, often found on mice, will drink your blood if given the chance. They do this with the exact same piece of anatomy they have used to drink the blood of their previous hosts. This essentially gives you blood-to-blood contact with other creatures. Whether these creatures be mice, pets, or other humans, the spreading of serious diseases like Ross River Virus is certainly not rare.
They Can cause infections
Essentially all pests can cause infections; they not only typically carry many types of bacteria, but also are attracted to the places which we spend most of our time. Between generally eating rotting, bacteria covered foods, they often crawl around homes, over furniture, and through beds. Not even your smallest open wound is safe from infection when all of the surfaces of your house are potentially covered in microscopic bacteria, even when they appear clean.
They Can Destroy Your Home
Many pests can cause structural damage to your home. Pests such as ants, mice, and termites are well known for their ability to quickly burrow through plaster and wood. This is clearly a significant safety hazard, as it not only opens your home to more pests, but can also, over time, greatly decrease the structural integrity of your home. Termites are particularly quick house-destroyers; even if your walls are brick, they can climb into and infest internal wooden supports, such as those common in rooving. Despite this, termite control can be quite easy and affordable, coming in many forms, such as baits, poisons, and traps, all well-worth investing in if your house has any wooden components.
They Can Infest Your Food
Pests living in your home need nutrition to survive, most of this nutrition comes in the form of human foods. Though a bag or box of food may seem airtight, this is often not the case, and even if it is, some pests can burrow into these containers. Not only do these pests eat the food they come into contact with, they also often law eggs in it and cover it in bacteria, which can seriously affect your health.
Though pests can come in a large variety of forms, no pest is safe from human technology. Whether it be simply improving your houses cleanliness, placing baits, traps, or a complete fumigation (from a company like Frontline Termite & Pest Control), it's very unlikely that you will regret your actions.Share