Common Varieties Of Pests – Do They Bother You?

A riddle to start with: what spreads 33 kinds of bacteria, at least 6 different types of parasitic worms and half a dozen more viral/bacterial pathogens deadly for the mammal group as well?

Various Pests

Various Pests

Entomologists won’t have any trouble figuring it out; however, for us common people, the answer could be a shocking one. And if cockroaches alone can do so much, imagine what other domestic pests can do! The other common types of pests include termites, houseflies, mosquitoes, ants, rodents and rats and there is one point common in all of them –they spread diseases and damage properties. Hence, it is extremely important to get rid of them through appropriate measures; measures that will not just exterminate them but shall also block the future chances of invasion. Let’s see how.

While most of you are thinking insecticides to be an effective pest control method, it’s of no use unless you also take care of cutting out the sources that attract the pests by dozens. Therefore, you must remove any traces of humidity, moisture and stale water from your surroundings and must not allow any wood to stay in contact with the ground. Besides, it’s also important that you do not leave particles of food strewn across your residence. These three measures have been found to work for all. After that, spray the applicable pesticides but it’s always better to hire a professional pest control agency for an effective application.

For rats and rodents, you must remember that they are rapid in movement and are excellent climbers. Food sources are what that attracts them, especially during the nights. If you find considerable damages have been inflicted to the pipes, woodworks and the electric cables in and around your household as well as deep burrows made in your garden, you can be rest assured of being plagued by these pests. So fill the burrows with water from your garden hose; don’t spill rat poison in them as they may contaminate the ground. Instead, use the humane rattraps to catch them and dump them elsewhere. However, a professional pest control agency can help you greatly in taking care of the latter part.

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