Although many homeowners believe that local Pest Control is necessary, in reality, there are only a few pests that are truly serious threats to our safety and the safety of the surrounding communities. Most pests are fairly constant throughout most neighborhoods, including ants, bees, termites, wasps and other insects; but they do tend to vary from area to area in their susceptibility to specific pesticides.
Some people will call pest exterminators to get rid of any particular pest, but it can actually be much more difficult than you might think if you are going to use a service. For example, pest control companies often carry out inspections before they’ll offer to exterminate your pest problem. In addition, some pests do not respond well to standard pesticides so a professional should be consulted before using any kind of pesticide on the outside of the home. In fact, many pest control technicians have a go-to product for all of the common pests in your area.
The most common problem pest is a wasp, which has been around forever, even though they were initially introduced into North America as agricultural pests by the Native Americans in the past. A wasp sting, also known as a stinger, contains an anti-venom which, when it bites a person or animal, causes anaphylactic shock. This condition leads to unconsciousness and eventually death, so it’s essential to take action immediately if you come into contact with one. If you do happen to be stung, seek medical attention right away so that your physician can assess whether or not you are allergic to the stinger.
A bee is a small insect that is found everywhere, but most people rarely come in contact with one. However, a bee sting, also called a stinger, is much like a stinger of a stung human; and can cause very similar anaphylactic shock and death as the result of a wasp sting.
The last type of pest that a local pest control company typically deals with is a Roach. Roaches are found all over the home, but they feed off of left over food, garbage, and clothing so they can infest homes year after year without being noticed. Once they’ve infested your house, roaches don’t leave by themselves, but travel via spores that land on furniture, clothing, shoes, clothes and other objects which are then transported to new homes and spread the roaches.
The most effective way to rid yourself of roaches is to hire a professional pest exterminator to rid your house of them. Roaches are quite resilient and can live inside cracks and crevices and under carpeting, among other places inside the home. The typical method used for this problem is to use a pesticide bait and monitor the roaches daily until they have gone. A professional exterminator will spray the entire house once a week at the very least. There is no real need to worry about roaches at all; however, because if they are found outside the home, they are dealt with by the homeowner.