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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 Indian Head MD 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 Indian Head Maryland 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
Flea Extermination Yesterday -- Should I Still Be Getting Bit Today?
My Apartment Was Sprayed For Fleas Yesterday -- Professionally. I Also Threw Out The Suspect Sofa. I Do Not Have Carpet - -I Have Hardwood Floors. I Do Not Have Pets. Should I Still Be Getting Bites Today? I Do See Any Fleas.. But I Keep Feeling Bites??
there are four stages to their life cycle. Egg, larva, pupa and the biting adult. Of the four stages most of the insects will be the pupa stage. They can be in that stage for a couple of weeks up to many months depending on the conditions they are in and will not be effected to the treatment until they emerge from the pupa "cocoon". So the ones that went into that stage a couple of weeks ago may be emerging now...the ones that went into that stage an hour before the treatment may not emerge for a couple of weeks. So yes you can see fleas soon after a treatment. I'd suggest you vacuum vacuum vacuum. The activity will help stimulate the ones that are ready to emerge to go ahead and emerge and the sooner they do emerge the sooner they are taken care of. An easy trap is to place a lamp on the floor or plug in a night light if you have a low level outlet then place a pie pan with water and a couple of drops of liquid soap, then place this next to the light source. This can help reduce the population. Hardware floor jobs can be a bigger pain to deal with than carpets. usually though you would be seeing fleas. Placing something white on the floor such as paper towel, handkerchief, computer paper and see if any fleas find themselves to it.
Hio Com They Can'T Kill Bats But They Can Get Them Out Of Your Home
Bats are considered a beneficial mammal because they consume large amounts of insects, primarily mosquitos. There are also several endangered species, including the Indiana Brown bat, which are even further protected.
Had a HUGE colony in the attic of our old farmhouse when we first purchased. Bats prefer quiet, dark places to hide and hibernate, and can squeeze into an opening of 1/4" or sometimes even less. If there is an opening and they want to shelter there, they will. The previous owner of the property scared them out with lights and loud music, but did not properly seal gaps (mostly around the chimney), and right back in they came.
Exterminators will NOT remove a colony during the winter, nor will they do anything to remove an established colony during breeding season, which is about 10 weeks in the summer, from June-August. They can only use limited methods to remove them, primarily exclusion netting, which is placed over any entryway - it allows the bats out, but they cannot reenter. It is lengthy and costly to do this - most exterminators charge around $1,500 minimum, mostly because of the rabies risk. ANY bat bite requires rabies treatments, and their insurance risks are huge.
To evict my colony, I waited until well after dark on a summer night (after breeding season) and checked to make sure the entire colony was gone. I used about 12 cans of foam insulation sealant and sealed every gap and space in the attic, then left large flourescent shop lights on up there for several days. I continued to check the attic and make sure no one had returned.
I would not recommend most people deal with bat colonies themselves, as their droppings can be a serious health hazard, and because of the risk of rabies. I didn't have any other choice myself, and consulted with some exterminators and wildlife resources first. I also used a respiratory mask and other protective clothing.
The bats are still around, but now live outside - mostly under the eaves of the house. It's pretty amazing to watch them all leave to hunt at night.
Bats are great to have, and I'm happy to have such a large colony keeping the insect populations down in summer - I just don't want them back in my house!!
How Much Dose A Electronic Pests Control Cost??
I agree with the previous Posters about effectiveness. However, you
do not say what pest you wish to control. There are small individual
devices for insects, others for rodents, others for cats etc. at varying
prices. Some are battery-operated, others electric, others re-chargeable.
As I understand, from another question you have posted about ants,
that you do not want to use chemical methods, I would like to
suggest that natural, eco-friendly methods are available, and most
effective, while being economical.
Just add the details of the pest you wish to be rid of under your question and I would be happy to suggest suitable solutions. Other
Posters probably can help too.
(An example of the ineffectiveness of some of these electronic devices
was the unhappy morning of my son-in-law. He had purchased a
machine to deter cats from using his nice, white garden cushions.
Unfortunately, he found two cats sharing the machine as a bed.)
Bad Bed Bug Exterminator?
Back In The End Of October We Had Heat Treatment For Bed Bugs. The Past Month It Went Well, However Just Two Days Ago We Found One Crawling On The Wall. We Smashed It, But No Blood Came Out. Just A Few Minutes Ago I Saw Another One, And Am Now Getting Nervous.
The Exterminator Who Came Said They Put In Some Kind Of Treatment That Kills Bugs When They Enter, And Yet They Are Still Alive.
I Read Somewhere That The Treatment Needs Time To Actually Kill The Bug, But Could This Really Be True?
Yes what ever the treatment was may not of been enough Id call the service you paid for and have them return again to retreat the place to be sure the bugs are dead and be sure to keep one to show the exterminator you are seeing these bugs alive in your home after the treatment was done. Its been about 2 months this bug killer should be doing the job it may of been too weak to kill all the bugs so this may need to be redone.
Is It Okay To Leave Facial, Body Lotions And Body Soap At Home During A Fumigation?
Do I Need To Take Any Lotions And/Or Soap Away From Home Is The House Is Fumigating And If I Don'T, Is It Okay To Use Them Afterwards?
seal them in a box and leave them home. the fumigation chemicals might settle on them if left in the open place. Soaps might absorb the chemicals on the surface, so better put them away in a covered box
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