Once you encounter pests in your home, they always seem to keep multiplying despite the effort you put into getting rid of them. It is recorded that 75% of the U. S households use at least one pesticide product in a year; this shows that more than half of the population is exposed to the harmful effects of pests.
Alongside the irritation of a pest invasion, pests have several negative effects they cause in the home among which are:
They Cause Disease
Many common pests (cockroaches, mosquitoes, and rodents) are disease vectors. They carry so many varieties of diseases that even our home pets could get infected.
The pests can cause diseases like asthma, respiratory infections, mental health anguish, and long-lasting allergies. And in worst-case scenarios, the effects of the disease could kill people.
They Destroy Properties
As little as these pests are, you will be surprised by how much havoc pests can wreak in a home. In the United States, more than two billion dollars per annum is spent on termite control.
The primary things the pests feed on are wood, paper, and sometimes clothes. You might not notice the damage at first, and by the time you notice a change, the damage will be irreversible.
They Cause Nuisance
It is not a good sight when you see a bunch of cockroaches having fun in your closet, nor is it nice to have rats running around the room when you need some quietness. And in cases of phobia, the sight of the pests could trigger bad images and side effects.
Pests can make you uncomfortable and scared in your home.
They Cost Money
After the pests feast on your food, furniture, and other substances, you will need to make repairs and replacements. This is an unplanned part of the budget which has to be taken care of.
And after repair, there is no assurance that there will not be a repeat of the damage if the pests are still in the house.
They Damage The Garden
The pests do not just damage properties indoors; if they are in your garden, it can mean your food source is compromised.
Pests can destroy your months’ worth of effort in a week or less. And this can inadvertently lead to soil erosion, land degradation, and ecology imbalance.
Pests are too harmful and costly to keep in the home. But while trying to keep pests out, be careful of your pesticide use because too much exposure to pesticides can cause adverse effects. It is best to leave the prevention and control to professionals.
If you already have pests in your home, reaching out to a commercial pest control will help you achieve a pest-free home.
Also, you can prevent the invasion of pests in the future by:
- Sealing off cracks and holes that grants them entry into the house.
- Decluttering areas that can be a hideout for the pests.
- Keeping the environment clean.
- Clearing out places that can aid breeding.