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3 Devastating Pest Problems that Pest Control Prevents

You might be surprised to learn the benefits of pest services. Pest control companies get a bad reputation from America's unfortunate and ignorant use of DDT and other harmful chemicals during the last century.

Pest control services today are much more beneficial today than they once were. Now, a pest problem is dealt with based on the type of pest, and products are prescribed specifically for that particular pest infestation.

This prescriptive approach is very unlike the days of DDT when one product was used for everything, which caused severe problems in the environment. It also caused many pests to become resistant to DDT, and therefore harder to eradicate.

Today, pest control technicians get rid of pests in much more responsible ways and are vetted by the Environmental Protection Agency, EPA. Reliable pest control companies ensure the safety of those who benefit from the treatment, not just eradicate the pests at all costs. You can feel safe knowing modern efforts for responsible, environmentally friendly pest control companies are looking out for you.

Let's look at the long-term benefits of pest control services and pest management in our world today, including your home in the Buffalo area.

1. Billions in Property Damage

Termites are known by the National Pest Management Association, or NPMA, to cause $5 billion in property damage every year. And that's just termites!

Carpenter bees, carpenter ants, and powder post beetles are just a few of the other pests that cause homeowners a severe problem.

Termites can go for a decade or more before detection, eating the inside of a structure without the occupants or owners knowing about it until the damage has been done and it's too late.

Professional pest control services with responsible practices can ensure the safety of your home, family, or business. They can get rid of pest infestations more efficiently than someone can on their own.

Some pests aren't just destroying property. Bed bugs are a problem that can infest the minds of those who have them in their room. Fortunately, there aren't as many health risks associated with them, since bed bugs don't carry diseases.

2. Decimated Crops

One-fifth of the world's crop production is eaten or destroyed by some pest or another every year, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

Locusts, grasshoppers, and even cockroaches can cause problems with the food you eat.

Luckily, it's only ⅕. Improved and more responsible pest control efforts have reduced the problems these pests cause with crops every year.

Imagine what it would be like if pest control stopped today! How much food would be left after these pests have finished with it?

3. Wider Spread Disease

The mosquito carries diseases, perhaps more than many other disease-festering pests. According to the Centers for Disease Control, CDC, There are many problematic pests out there that can cost you, not just time and money, but serious health problems as well.

Illnesses born by Mosquitoes, according to the CDC:

  • Zika Virus
  • Dengue
  • Malaria
  • West Nile Virus
  • Chikungunya Virus

Malaria is one disease that has been almost entirely eradicated from the United States, thanks to proper hygiene, improved medical practices, and pest control targeted at mosquitoes. Who knows what could happen if pest control stopped and malaria returned to the air, flying on needles with wings?

Illnesses born by ticks, according to the CDC:

  • Lyme Disease
  • Anaplasmosis/Ehrlichiosis
  • Babesiosis
  • Tularemia
  • Spotted Fever Rickettsiosis
  • Powassan Virus

Lyme disease is still a problem throughout the United States, the Northwest and Northeast coasts in particular.

Posted on January 28, 2020.

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