You should never act casual when it comes to pest infestations. The annoying critters that can infiltrate your home are more than just a nuisance. They’ll bite your flesh, crawl over your food, and spread germs everywhere they go. You must remain vigilant to keep them out of your home.
Here’s a guide to why pest control and prevention are so important.
Many Bugs Bite
You’ve undoubtedly heard the saying about not letting the bed bugs bite. That phrase exists because these tiny creatures nest on your mattress. Then, they bite and feed off your blood. They aren’t the only critters who live off your body, though; ants, ticks, fleas, and more can also infest your home. If any type of bug takes a chunk out of you, the next logical step is to figure out what type of bug bit you and how it can negatively impact your health. You can avoid that aggravation altogether by implementing routine pest control to keep the bugs out of your home.
Spider Bites Can Kill
One of the staples of movie drama is the giant spider crawling on the unsuspecting actor. That fear stems from the knowledge that many spiders are poisonous. Some of them are deadly. Arachnophobia is an unhealthy fear of spiders, but survival instinct also plays a part. Mankind learned over time that a spider bite can be fatal. Keeping these creatures out of your house is common sense due to the danger they represent.
Bugs Spread Disease
There’s a gross reality to letting bugs, such as cockroaches, in the home. Part of their natural life cycle is the same as ours. They eat and then they excrete waste. Due to their size, the amount of distance they cover is fairly limited, which means bugs that get in your home have a limited space where they interact. The food they eat is often in the same locations where they defecate, and you can draw your own conclusions about why that’s unsanitary. Letting insects into your home is an open invitation for disease spread.
Pests Ruin Your Home
Vermin such as mice and rats wreak havoc wherever they go. These larger pests need more food for sustenance, and in the process can do real damage to your home. Mice and rats can chew through your wiring, which doesn’t just ruin it. The shorts also increase the risk of fire in your home. Other objects susceptible to such chewing include aluminum siding, drywall, and piping.
The other big threat to your home are termites. If they get into your wood, they can weaken your home’s foundation. If you fail to prevent a termite infestation, you could be looking at tens of thousands of dollars of damage.
Avoiding pest infiltration is something that’s easy to do. It’s common sense that you should be proactive with pest control and prevention. If you have issues with bugs and vermin, call Beeline Pest Control at (801) 544-9200 to attack the problem before it grows out of control.