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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 North Lake WI 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 North Lake Wisconsin 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
Need Advice On Identifying Carpenter Ants And The Way To Get Rid Of Them. Should I Hire A Pest Service ?
I Just Gained Control Over My House From Spouse. Home Is 24 Years Old. Ants Are Everywhere Around The Foundation. Patio, Baseborad In Bedroom,Under Bathroom Toliet.
Should I Have A Pest Service Treat My House Monthly?, Also Have Alot Of Siders.
Carpenter ants are Big and Black. They are shiny and have some mean looking pincers. They leave nice piles of "Sawdust" around the ends of their borings. That is one sure sign that they are active.
You, get thom out before they chew the place to the ground. They make wood look like swiss cheese. The bottoms sills and any areas where they are feasting can collapse and do some serious damage.
Spiders - Well, let those guys alone. They will kill ants. They will also eat a lot of insects - flies, moths, mosquitos and such that you don'w want to have around. Spiders are the good guys (Even though you may not want to invite one to dinner) They should be treated as such. They are really a friend of mankind. Remember that they will not deliberately attack you. They just want a nice place to make a web and catch breakfast, lunch and dinner.
the pest service should not need a monthly visit is they get rid of the ants. But the colony may be connected to another one far outside your area and can repopulte the nests.
They not to kill the spiders though. there are so many of them because they are feasting on the ants.
Removal Of Hedges And Creation Of Large Fields Encouraged Pest Growth?
How Have The Removal Of Hedges And The Creation Of Huge Fields Of The Same Crop (Monoculture) Helped Encourage Growth In Pest Numbers?
Hedges give cover to pest eaters like birds.
Monoculture allows large numbers of pests to congregate, and when crops are not rotated, it assures dormant pests a new source of food the next year... they don't have to go looking for it. Also, a big area without trees or hedges or other cover for birds again encourages pests to multiply without being eaten.
Another problem is that when pesticides are used in place of natural controls, as happens in monoculture, any birds in the area will leave. Pesticides also destroy earthworms, which attract birds and improve soil.
Pest Removal Question Ear Mites, Fleas, Etc.?
I&Quot;M Considering Adopting A Cat Who Has Been Outdoors For A Bit. I Know He Has Earmites, And A High Chance Of Fleas. It Will Be A Week Or Two Before The Vet Will See Him, And I Don'T Want Him Spreading Anything On To My Other Cat. I'M Considering Following These Steps, Do You Think It Will Work? The Cat Will Be Completely Indoors From Now On.
1. Comb For Fleas
2. Flea Bath (For Cats Of Course)
3. Flea Collar
4. Mineral Oil Cleansing Of The Ears
A much better and safer alternative is a dose of Revolution from the vet. Revolution safely kills fleas, roundworms, hookworms, earmites, and is a heartworm preventative. Do not use any flea medication, collars, shampoos,or powders from the store. Several brands of these including Hartz, Sergeants, and Zodiac have caused seizures, neurological trauma, and death in cats. Legal loopholes allow them to stay on the market despite their deadliness. It's important you keep the cat away from your cat until the vet determines he doesn't have any contagious diseases or infections. Make sure to wash your hands well after handling the new cat. I would call around and find a vet who can see your cat sooner than 2 weeks from now.
What Is The Going Rate For Professional Pest Control ?
A Professional Pest Control Company Found Some Bed Bugs In Our Bed Room And Has Quoted Me Over $1100 ($900 First Application, $200 Second) To Get The Job Done. This Seems Like Highway Robbery, Given That They Will Spend At Most 4 Hours Doing The Job!
What Is The Going Rate To Treat One Room For Bed Bug Treatment ? I Have No Preference Between Heat Or Chemical Treatments. I Live In Southern California.
I haven't had any calls on bed bugs yet and when I do get one I will probably pass on the job for if it is not done thorough, which would involve a lot of time it will make the problem worse. The exterminators that I know around the country that do bed bug work seem to average around $400-$600 a room, but you can't just treat the one room you will need to treat all adjacent rooms too.
At this site, http://www.ipconetwork.org/fmb/cboard.mv you can get your answer from people who actually do this type of work.
Garden Slugs Pests - Know Any Interesting Removal Methods To Get Rid Of Garden Slugs?
Copper strips around my garden plants (like a protective fence) are quite effective to get rid of garden slugs. Of course, if the slug pests are already in your plants, you need to pick them out before installing the copper fence.
Another very interesting method (that actually works) is to use beer as bait. Sounds a little crazy but beer as an organic slug bait and trap method, is quite effective.
And so are toads and frogs in your garden that eat slugs.
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