Pest Control is a highly important service that can help to protect your home and your health and to prevent an infestation that can otherwise be very harmful for you and your family or for your business. Pest control deal with removing infestations of vermin and insects. This means things like rats, cockroaches, flies, maggots and squirrels and this ensures your premises is more hygienic and safer than it would be otherwise.
Getting an infestation can happen to anyone and is not necessarily your fault. For instance an infestation of rats can be the result of their smelling food in your bins or that you’ve left out on the side. You can avoid this by keeping your bins further away from your home and being careful to dispose fully of all waste. However if you are to get an infestation of wasps this can just be bad luck that a wasps nest has happened to form inside one of your bushes or something near your home and there would then be no way to prevent this.
If you do not, then you will be in danger from the wasps. Of course wasps are unpleasant and when they’re crawling on your glass and on your walls this can be incredibly off-putting. At the same time like flies they are unhygienic and should they get into your kitchen and land on your food they can spread disease and infect your food (flies taste through their feet meaning that whatever they land on they will be spitting on).
At the same time though wasps are more of an immediate danger that requires pest contro as they can also sting. If lots of wasps get into your home then you increase your chances of course of getting stung and this can hurt a lot. Should you have an allergic reaction then this can even be life-threatening, while they may also swarm if they get disturbed which can be highly dangerous for the entire area. As such you need to have pest control in order to remove the pests as quickly as possible and to prevent anyone getting stung or anything swarming.
However if you have something like a rat infestation this can be dangerous too and is certainly very unhealthy and bad for your home. If you have a rat infestation then they can bite and this can cause you several diseases such as tetanus or even more serious conditions. At the same time though getting bitten can also be dangerous in itself if it means that you lose a lot of blood.
The main risk from rats however comes from the hygiene and just having them near your food can be incredibly unhygienic. This is worse if you run a restaurant, hotel or a shop that has food or is otherwise open to the public as this can infect the food. This then would cause the business to get into a lot of trouble as the individual traced their illness back to their encounter with that business. They may be forced to refund the cost of the meal or the hotel room, and to also pay compensation for their illness.
The bigger worry for businesses in this situation though is the damage it will do to their reputation – if someone you knew got ill because they ate at a certain restaurant then you wouldn’t be likely to ever eat there yourself and if it was you then you certainly wouldn’t eat there again. If the media were to get hold of this story then this would be even worse and you would be highly likely to lose a large amount of business.
Without pest control you will also be breaching health and safety and if you are discovered then your business can be shut down until pest control has solved the problem. This then means that you lose an incredible amount of business while the infestation is removed and during this time you will lose a lot of money and a lot of potential for repeat custom. From a business perspective then, pest controlis highly important.
At the same time rats are also very bad for your property and you should get rid of them quickly for this reason. Rats for instance (or squirrels for that matter) will be likely to chew through wires.
This then means that it’s not unusual to suddenly lose lighting in your building and be plunged into darkness leaving you unable to work and possible even causing accidents. At the same time if they chew through data cabling then you might find yourself to get on the internet or use the phone and again this can grind a company to a halt. For a family it’s equally unpleasant and will leave you cut off and in the dark. Likewise rats and mice can also eat insulation and this can damage your house and mean it is unable to retain heat as effectively. This will then likely leave your building cold and mean that you have to pay a lot of money to get the insulation fixed, and in the meantime you’ll have to pay money in order to use more heating to keep your building at a good temperature. In these ways then pest control can be an investment and this would help you to avoid other costs at a later date.
It’s also important that you get pest control to get rid of your infestations as quickly and efficiently as possible. If you have rats or squirrels then you might try and remove them yourself with poison or with traps, but this can be a mistake. If you use poison for instance then this can be dangerous and you can put yourself at risk of poisoning your own food, getting it on your clothes or harming your pets (there’s also a chance that if you get it wrong they simply won’t be effective).
Pest control will also remove your pests after they have been killed and this is incredibly important. Another risk with any infestation of vermin is that after they’ve died they can then being to rot and this way attract flies and smell. This can then make your premises unpleasant to be in and if you run a company this will then lose you customers as they won’t likely want to eat in a restaurant that smells or stay in a hotel that does. Worse though those flies can also become a problem and are highly unhygienic and off putting to have flying around.
As they are also likely to lay eggs that hatch into maggots this can also add to your problems and if you have rats or squirrels in your loft space it’s not unusual for you to get maggots actually falling through your fixtures into you rooms and this is of course highly disturbing and upsetting for anyone eating on your premises as well as being incredibly unhygienic – those maggots have been living previously inside corpses or manure.
As such then pest infestations can badly damage your property destroying wires, fixtures and insulation, they can create smell, spread disease and potentially injure you directly. It is incredibly important to have the number of a pest control company and to get regular checks if you are a business working with food. The sooner you get the problem addressed the less problem you will have and the quicker you will be able to get it seen to.