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Pest Management in Round Lake
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 Round Lake IL 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 Round Lake Illinois 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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Some Common Q & A’s
Uk Question: How Much Does Pest Control Cost?
I'M Not Wealthy But I Have Bed Bugs And I Cannot Stand Them Livng Like This. It Has Made My Life Hell And I Feel Like Moving House But I Cannot Afford To. Do You Know Any Ways I Could Get A Pest Control Company Who Charges Less?
In U.S. and Canada, they charge a few hundred per room. The few pest control companies that I asked charge $200 to $400 per room. But be prepared to pay a lot more than this, since it takes at least 3 visits on average to remove an infestation.
For more information on bedbugs, visit:
my Blog at http://waronbedbugs.blogspot.com/
nobugsonme’s Blog at http://bedbugger.wordpress.com/
and Yahoo Bedbugger Support Group at http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/bedbugger/
What Is The Best Pellet Shape For Pest Control?
Wondering What The Best Shape Of Pellet Is For Killing Groundhogs With. I Have A 100Fps Rifle.
Currently I Use Destroyer Pellets
What is the best pellet shape for pest control(groundhogs)?
You should always use the pellet your rifle prefers(accuracy), but generally speaking, domed pellets perform best on small game, while wadcutters are the best choice for pest birds.
I have a 100fps rifle:
I sure hope you mean, that you have one that "claims" 1000fps. Most air rifles that claim "up to" a maximum muzzle velocity of 1000fps, actually deliver 850 to 900fps with average weight pellets.
Currently I use Destroyer pellets:
Well, since you're already using a 7.9gr Crosman pellet. Why not try the Crosman Premier Domed Light(7.9gr). The Destroyer is more of a pest bird pellet.
Groundhog = head shots only
The exception would be if you were shooting them with a relatively very powerful(50ft-lb+) rifle
Have You Ever Hired A Professional Exterminator For Pest Control? Was It Worth It?
We Have Mice, And My Fear Of Mice Is Unreasonable! I Can'T Even Get Up In The Mornings Without Having My Roommate Check For Mice In The Traps...I Dont' Want To See Them--Dead Or Alive! If I Hire A Professional, Will They Make This Elimination Process Easier? I'Ve Heard That They'Ll Just Set Traps And Seal Up Holes Like You Could Do Yourself, But Idk...If They Can Rid My Home Of Mice And Keep The Mice Out So They Won'T Get Back Inside In The Future, It'Ll Be Completely Worth It!
I hired an exterminator once and he charged $100 to spray around the outside of the house with some kind of spray for ants. They were back the next spring. I called the company and was told I would have to have them come every 3 months (that's $400 a year) if I wanted to be guaranteed that I wouldn't have any more ant issues.
I did some research and found a product that not only worked but wasn't toxic to pets and children and works better than their poisonous brew.
For a mouse problem, no one can guarantee that they won't be back. It helps to fill in cracks, gaps and all that but the little buggers need such a tiny space to get in that it would take years to find all the little holes they use. And all a professional will do is put out traps and baits and you'll still have to deal with the mess. I'd be very surprised if they would even bother to fill in any holes or gaps.
Do yourself and your budget a favor; go get some D-Con tray baits and place those out of the reach of children and pets but where you are seeing evidence of mice The mice will eat the bait in the trays and die shortly thereafter. And with D-Con they won't smell; it dries them up so the body doesn't stink. Can't say that with any other. I know a lot of people who tried other stuff and ended up having to live the dead rotting animal smell in their houses for months.
And remember if they rid your home of pests forever; they won't have any more work! They want the pests to keep coming back so you keep calling them to come take are of it. Just go get the D-Con and be done with it. You won't see a thing. I hate traps just for that reason.
Will An Ultrasonic Pest Controller Upset House Rabbits? (Device Used Upstairs, Rabbits Downstairs..)?
From the Safe Home Products website regarding ultrasonic devices:
"Pests are repelled because they cannot adapt to the constantly changing array of complex ultrasonic and sonic sounds. The ultrasonic sounds will not harm humans, dogs, cats birds or fish. But do keep unit away from pet tarantulas, mice, hamsters, gerbils and rabbits."
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!
I am not familiar with either of these bug sprays. Generally bug sprays are good for flushing out cockroaches but you would be better off using some gel bait. We use Advion from Dupont
You need to look carefully at where to bait; this is when we would use a spray (to flush them out to identify their breeding grounds).
Where are you finding the roaches and what do they look like?
This info is important so that you can identify where they are; different roaches have different habitats and poisoning can be better targeted when you know more.
A pyrethrine spray would be a fast knockdown but no lasting residual, so won't get to the root of the infestation, do you know what the active ingredient in the sprays are?
Are you in a flat or a large mansion? the source maybe your neighbour if you live in an apartment - take a pic, send it to us and we can tell you what it is (maybe) and where to look.
If you have no success yourself call a local pest controller, not a national !!!
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