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Pest control and management refers to any system or measure that seeks to eliminate or regulate the population of insects considered harmful to human and animal health and the environment. Pest control in Huntsville AL requires a lot of work and resources but it is a necessity, especially for homes. Here are the reasons why pest management is important and why every homeowner should consider applying it:
1. Preventing damage to homes and structures
In the U.S., people spend about $5 billion for the repair of damages caused by termite infestation. Termites consume wood and wood products such as ply-board and paper. Once they have burrowed into the wood components of the home, they can eat beams, floorings and walls from the inside. This makes the structure weak and vulnerable to collapse, leaving household members at a risk. Termite infestation can be especially problematic in older homes and structures that have not been treated. In areas where termites are known pests, managing a home to keep it safe from termites requires constant vigilance and assistance from pest control agencies.
2. Preventing allergies
Pests can cause a range of issues in people, such as skin allergies, asthma and other respiratory problems. Bed bugs and mosquitoes, for example, are notorious for causing skin rashes. Pests can also carry certain allegens that can cause strong allergic reactions in some people. Cockroaches, for example, can cause allergies in at least 7% of the population. They are also one of the leading causes of asthma in children.
3. Avoiding diseases and other health risks
Leprosy, skin infections, urinary tract infections, Lyme disease, intestinal infections, dysentery, dengue, malaria and food poisoning are just a few of the diseases and health problems that pests can cause. They also carry a number of bacteria and viruses that can affect human and animal health. Although many of these diseases are treatable, they can cause serious health issues in children, the elderly and immune-compromised individuals, many of whom will require professional medical treatment or hospitalization. That, in turn, can translate to millions of dollars in medical costs.
4. Preventing damage and deterioration of furniture, carpets and clothes
Pest control has to be applied in order to save furniture, carpets and clothing and avoid the expenses associated with repairs and replacements. Burrowing insects are notorious for causing damage to the wooden and fabric components of furniture. Some, such as carpet bugs, moths, cockroaches and silverfish are also attracted to fabric, often using it as a source of food.
5. Maintenance of food supply
Food supply is critical to the survival of the world’s populations. On a macro economic level, it also influences the world’s economies and supports majority of today’s active industries. Without proper pest management, almost 20% of our food supply will be wasted due to consumption of rodents. Each year, millions of dollars’ worth of food is lost to rodent attacks and infestation. By controlling the threat, it is possible to keep food supplies at manageable and useful levels. On the Huntsville Alabama home-front, implementing pest control measures can help prevent food waste and contamination. Pests do not only consume food, they also leave behind undesirable organic matter such as dead skin, body parts, feces and urine, all of which can affect the quality of the food we eat.
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I Can'T Get The Fleas Off My Cat!?
I Have A Beautiful White Persian And He'S Covered In Fleas. He Got Them Really Bad After His Summer Shave (His Fur'S Only About An Inch Long Right Now). They'Re Mostly On His Face And He'S Getting Horrible Scabs From Scratching Them So Much. I'Ve Used The Neck Drops (Which Only Seem To Make His Fur Oily In That Spot) And I'Ve Used Frontline Spray, Rubbing It Into The Skin As Much As I Could, About Five Times. I Gave Him A Bath Today With Flea Shampoo And Used The Frontline Again As I Was Blowdrying Him To Make Sure It Got On The Skin But I'M Still Seeing Live Fleas. I Have No Idea What Else To Do. He Doesn'T Even Go Outside! They'Re Starting To Bite Me And My Son. Please Help!
Adult fleas feed on the living blood of mammals and their young feed on dried blood that has been defecated by the adults. Pretty nasty, huh? Read on and we'll conquer these nasty little insects together.
1. Destroy fleas in the environment
Fleas live on their host, but eggs can be left both on the host and in the host's bedding. The eggs that are left on the host will fall off and accumulate in beds, clothes, carpets, cars, and anyplace that the host visits. These eggs normally hatch in 1-2 weeks, after which the fleas emerge as larvae that can live in carpets (learn how to get rid of carpet fleas) and bedding for up to 200 days before transforming into legless pupae. If conditions are still not quite right, the pupae can sit dormant for over a year before transforming into an adult! This means that many generations of flea eggs can accumulate and lead to a mass-infestation!
The first step after infestation is to clean everything that has come into contact with the infested persons or animals in order to remove as many eggs and larvae as possible. This section will walk you through this process.
Environmental flea extermination: Initial steps
1.Quarantine infested pets.
2.Collect bedding, rugs and throws and wash them in soapy water. Soapy water kills the eggs, larvae, pupae and adults. Be careful not to spill eggs or larvae when picking them up. Eggs are usually found with tiny pellets of dried blood that are defecated by the adults and used for food by the larvae - the combination looks like salt and pepper. Really gross salt and pepper.
3.Vacuum everything. upholstered furniture, carpets, cracks in the floor, bare floors, and use the attachments to get in the corners, behind doors, and anywhere else that dust collects. This will pick up most of the eggs, but larvae will latch onto carpet fibers and stick around. After vacuuming, immediately remove the vacuum bag and seal it in a plastic bag. This bag can then be put into the freezer to kill any fleas and be reused later.
4.The remaining larvae can be dealt with by having the carpets professionally steam-cleaned (the steam will kill every stage of flea except eggs). Make sure you warn the cleaners about the fleas and remove infested animals. Alternatively, you can shampoo the carpet with insecticidal carpet shampoo or have a pest control professional apply an infrared heat treatment to the carpet, which kills all stages of flea.
5.If your pet spends much time outside, drench his usual resting areas with lots of soap and water to drown any fleas that may be waiting for his return.
2. Flea removal from people and pets
Once the environment has been thoroughly cleaned, move immediately to it's inhabitants. Following are details for removing fleas from people and pets.
Removing fleas from people
1.Bathe one to two times daily with soap. Insecticidal shampoos are available but are not necessary.
2.Comb daily with a special flea comb designed to drag fleas out of hiding and dispose of any rousted fleas in soapy water. Record daily the number of fleas removed so you can identify any population increase before it becomes a problem. You can also measure flea populations by wearing a special pair of flannel "booties" over your shoes and pants. The fleas get caught in the material and can then be counted, removed and disposed of. These booties can also be used for temporary protection when traveling into a flea infested area.
Removing fleas from pets
Please be very careful when applying flea treatments to yourself and your pets. Only use treatments that are meant for the animal you are going to use it on. Flea treatments meant for dogs and the environment can easily KILL cats. Also keep in mind that any insecticide is designed to interfere with natural biological processes - to kill.
1.Wash your pet with soapy water. Insecticidal cat and dog flea shampoos are available but not necessary. Safer's flea shampoo is one of the least toxic varieties. Stay away from shampoos that contain DEET (diethyltoluamide) as it can cause serious adverse reactions.
2.Comb your pet daily with a special flea comb that is designed to extract fleas and dispose of any you find in soapy water. It is a good idea to record the number of fleas you comb out every day to keep a handle on the population numbers. Alternatively, you can wrap a length of sticky tape around your hand (sticky side out) and pat your animal down. This method works best on short haired animals.
Allergic reactions to flea bites
Allergic reactions to flea bites in humans are usually manifested as dermatitis, skin lesions and mild to severe itching (Learn how to get rid of flea bites). These symptoms can be improved by applying ice, menthol, camphor or calamine lotion to the bites. Over the counter insect repellents that contain diethyltoluamide (DEET) will repel fleas and lessen the frequency of bites. Apply repellents only to clothing, never to skin and never to your pets. Vitamin B1 ta
How Much Does A Flea Exterminator Cost?
depends on the company you are asking to do it but it can run up to 150.00 and it also depends on your acreage.
if you don't mind a little work you can do it yourself a lot cheaper.get some poisons like permethrin use as directed on label and get it done within 15 minutes and all it is going to cost you is the price for the poison and your "elbow grease"
Does Anyone Knows About How Much Would It Cost To Have A Pest Control For An Apartment? Any Good Pest Control Service?
It depends on whether or not it is monthly, quarterly, and if you sign a contract or not! Monthly is about 30-50 bucks, sometimes more. Quarterly costs me 85 (every three months). Contracts--if you sign one for a year it will be cheaper. But at the end of the year, the contracts usually renew themselves (without anyone consulting you). So you can get screwed if you did not like your service. My guy used to always show when no one was home and then leave a 85 dollar bill in the door. It was terrible service. We never knew if or what he actually sprayed. So we terminated the contract. So it can be costly, be careful with the contracts. I wont say which company did that, but I think it is policy with many of them. Apartments may be cheaper because it would be less space than a house.
Is Pest Control Services Are Taxable In India.?
Is This Only For Commercial Estb. Or Residential Also.
Yes under service tax, whether you provide the service to an agriculturist or domestic, you have to issue your bill, plus you have to add the service tax , plus cess on tax. And you have to remit the tax amount thus collected to your Local Vat Office (LVO), before 20th of next month.
Which Is Better...Ortho Or Bayer Home Pest Control?
I Just Noticed Over The Weekend A Roach On My Kitchen Floor. I Have Never Seen Any Before The 10 Years I Have Lived In My House. Has Anyone Had Experience With Both The Ortho And Bayer Bug Sprays? I Need Some Advice Which Would Be More Effective Inside And Safe For My Dog As Well? I Would Like To Try One Of These Products Before Contracting With Terminix Or Someone Like That.
Thanks For Your Feedback!
it's not a matter of what the Brand name is, but what the active ingredient is, it will be on the front of the label. Both of these companies use any number of different actives in their different products so there is a chance what you are comparing to each other on the shelf could actually be the same product.
Bifenthrin is used by many pest control companies across the country, so using a product that contains that would be a good option
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