Pest control is necessary because rodents and insects carry diseases, infest your kitchens and bedrooms, and bite you or your pets. The purpose of removing any kind of pest from your home, garage, or yard is to keep you safe and healthy. For example, rodents can leave feces on or near food they find in your kitchen. If you accidentally eat contaminated food, you can become very ill. Pests of all stripes carry tough viruses and bacteria that require long-term treatment. Others can make existing medical conditions like asthma even worse.

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Most bugs belong in an environment other than your home. If you find one or two, it is probably a random few that happened to fly or crawl in when you let the dog out or brought the groceries in. Those are not a problem. But, when you see insects on a regular basis after unsuccessfully getting rid of them with retail products, it’s likely that you’ve got an infestation in your home.

It’s very important to call an exterminator immediately since insects carry disease and bacteria, like salmonella and E. coli. Each of these can cause serious intestinal illness. Discarded insect body-parts and excrement all contribute to unhealthy conditions, especially for people with lung-related health conditions.

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Rodents can cause serious property damage and their presence can lead to some long-term diseases. Rodents like rats carry the Hantavirus and salmonella, tularemia and bubonic plague viruses, even in this part of the country. Rodents put on thousands of miles per year scurrying around gathering fleas, disease and other harmful microscopic freeloaders.

Keeping theses rodents as far away from your living environment—both inside and outside—helps keep you and your family safer and healthier. An exterminator helps control or captures these rodents, keeping your family far away from the diseases rodents bring with them.

Wasps

Wasps aren’t known as much for the diseases they carry as for their viciousness and aggression. Their stings can be deadly if they attack the wrong people, though.

There are different types of these flying menaces that make their homes in various parts of your home’s eaves, lawn or garden. They will generally leave you alone unless they are provoked, though. The greatest danger stems from their ability to sting multiple times. People who have allergies to bee stings can die within minutes from a bee or wasp sting. This is why it is imperative to remove any visible sign of a nest or hive as soon as possible.

Pest Control Is Necessary to Keep Your Family Safe and Sound

Pests like mice, cockroaches and others can make a nest in your home before you know they are there. All it takes is one or two to start a colony. Then, within a matter of hours or days, they’ve made themselves comfortable and expect you to pay the bill with your health and your safety.

Before these freeloaders ruin your home, contact an exterminator as soon as you notice any sign of their presence.