Pest-Proofing In The Cold: 5 Essential Cases For Pest Control
The Importance Of A Pest Control ServiceKeep Your Home Safe From Critters With A Skilled Exterminator
The recent global pandemic made a lot of people cautious when it comes to viruses. They would sanitize and clean their homes from time to time. The pandemic has challenged the world’s economy, including our finances. We cut expenses on the things we need the least. Providing your basic needs is a priority. But how do we avoid any unwanted expenses, especially if they happen at home?
If you barely have time to clean your computer and ensure it is free from viruses, Pest Arrest can be your go-to company. We mitigate pests inside your home. Our service covers almost all types of pests that can enter your home. Get a free estimate on our service. You can also call us at (303) 325-7334.
Removing Pests In The Cold Season With Pest Control
1. A Cold Weather Does Not Affect Pests In Your Walls
When it’s the coldest time of the year, many homeowners adopt an “out of sight, out of mind” attitude regarding pests. But, did you ever wonder where bugs and rodents go during the winter? This is the season they look for shelter. It can be at your home, office, or warehouse. When the temperature drops, they become more aggressive.
2. Rodents Can Enter Your Home Through Small Holes
Rodents are the prime candidates for pests you can encounter during the cold season. A mouse can slip through a hole or a crack. If you are getting a pest control service for your property, consider all the tiny holes in your home. This could be their entryway. They could enter through utility pipes, dryer vents, and unvented chimneys. In the winter, they could cause more damage to your home, especially to its structures.
Mice and rats can make you forget about their presence. They are good at hiding in remote spaces and gnawing on insulation and electrical lines. If they appear in crowded places, they tend to spoil food stores and spread disease.
3. Attics Can Serve As Spiders’ Shelter
Like rodents, spiders can hide in your attic too. Recluse spiders, to be particular. They hide themselves in spots that would be hard to find. You would not usually feel a bite from a brown recluse spider. But they would cause a stinging sensation and intense pain later on. The reaction is delayed for about 6–8 hours. A small blister appears on the surrounding bite area and becomes swollen. Its symptoms include restlessness, fever, and difficulty sleeping.
Here are some steps you can take to avoid the presence of spiders in general:
- Repair minor cracks and holes right away when you see one
- Close up the cracks around utility pipes
- Remove the firewood away from the structures
- Place products you rarely use in sealable bags or containers.
- Before putting a hand into anything where a spider might be residing, shake it out or give it a careful inspection
4. You Can Uncover Pest Related Issues
Doing an inspection in the winter can help you discover pest-related issues you did not know about before. Pest Arrest offers a general pest inspection service with a free estimation.
Aside from spiders and rodents, there are other pests you might encounter in the winter. An example is a raccoon making nests in your chimneys or attics. They are the major spreaders of rabies. Cockroaches can enter your home through packages and grocery bags. Any type of fly can annoy residents. When it comes to winter pests, you do not have to worry anymore. We can take care of the pests in your home, regardless of how cold the season is.
5. Getting Ready For Spring
You need to inspect and treat all the possible entry points for pests. They could go through your doors and windows. Checking these entry points can provide your home with lasting protection against the emergence of pests during the spring season.
Taking a few steps to prepare your home for the invasion of any pests can benefit you in the long run. You can preserve your home’s structure, and you can prevent getting any disease. Getting ready for the winter should include taking care of the pests. Pest Arrest can help you with pest proofing in your area. Get an estimate on our service in less than a minute.
When Do I Need A Pest Control Service?
1. No Time To Clean
No matter how often you clean your home, pests can still invade. What more for people who do not have enough time to clean up their mess at home? Busy people love to work hard. They would spend most of their time working, so they tend to forget to get a rest already.
If you are someone who finds it hard to manage their time between personal life and work, this could be for you. Nobody wants to come into a messy home, and nobody would want to spot pests invading your space. Once these pests get access to your food, they can contaminate it. This makes everything unsafe to eat. Rats and cockroaches may carry diseases that could also infect your kitchen equipment. Making sure your home is free of pests is one step you can take to be preventive.
2. Serious Health Problems
You might have lost count of how many pests infest our environment. Sadly, they can all bring us a disease. They can contaminate your foods on surfaces. They can pass on the disease through direct bites too.
Having pests in your home poses a threat to your health. You can acquire serious health problems if you let them be. This is why taking preventive measures such as pest control benefits your health. Hiring a pest control service like Pest Arrest reduces the risk of contracting diseases.
If you have good pest management at home, you are doing great. You are protecting yourself and your family from any imposing danger you can get from them. Here’s a list of the diseases you can prevent through good pest management:
Salmonella And Campylobacter
You can find these bacteria in domestic and wild animals, rodents, and flies. You can find them in cockroaches too. They are two of four global sources of diarrheal disease. They infect about 550 million people in the world each year.
This disease is spread by Aedes mosquitoes. There are about 100 to 400 million infections recorded every year. Its mortality rate is less than 1% if you detect it early and with proper medical care. Its severe form, it has a 2-5% mortality rate if action is taken. If not given enough attention, its mortality rate can go up to 20%.
This disease is the number one risk to humans. If you compare its symptoms to the early stages of COVID-19, they are similar. In 2018, there were a record 800 deaths due to this disease. Its mortality rate was 1–2% around this time.
This disease is caused by two different bacteria. People get this disease from rodents. They are usually found in Japan. The United States, Europe, Australia, and Africa are no exceptions to this. You can find this disease in these regions too. If not treated, its mortality rate can go up to 10%.
This disease has another name, Lyme Borreliosis. There are about 300,000 cases of Lyme disease, from the CDC’s report in the United States. In Europe, there has been a record of 360,000 cases of Lyme disease over the last two decades.
West Nile Virus
This type of virus belongs to the flavivirus genus. You can get them from the bites of infected mosquitoes. Of those infected, 80% of them will not manifest any symptoms. The remaining 20% will show symptoms. This includes fever, headaches, and body aches. Some frequently experience tiredness, nausea, and vomiting. Skin rash on the body’s trunk and swollen lymph glands is also part of the symptom. About 1 to 150 people develop a severe illness due to this virus.
This, in turn, affects how their central nervous system functions. They would develop encephalitis (an inflammation of the brain). Others would develop meningitis, an inflammation of the membranes. These membranes surround the brain and spinal cord.
Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic Fever
This is a viral fever that people get from ticks. The outbreak of this disease can be a huge threat to public health services. This virus can develop into epidemics and has a high fatality ratio of 10–40%.
3. Damages To Your Home And Your Belongings
Expect that once pests invade your home, they can damage your home and belongings. They will use whatever means to search for food. This affects the whole house already. You might see them anywhere in your house. Worse is if you see most of them in the kitchen.
Termites and carpenter ants are the pests that can tear your home apart. They would usually hide within the walls, which caused a lot of damage. Homeowners do not notice this damage immediately until it is too obvious. Termites are the most dangerous because it would be difficult to detect them. They would cause thousands of dollars worth of damage to your home. Pests like carpet beetles and silverfish case bearing moth attach themselves to organic fibers. Belongings such as couches, clothing, and blankets have a high risk of damage.
4. A Pest Breeding Cycle
A pest control service can disrupt a pest breeding cycle inside your home. Breeding cycles of pests are rapid. This is why you need to take action immediately before it worsens. Letting them be would cause more threats and harm to you and your home. They will spread to new areas, which increases their chances of infestation. In turn, this can result in different illnesses later on.
A pair of rats can produce 10 offspring in about three months. Their population can swell more than you can imagine in a year. Like them and other rodents, pests destroy much of the world’s food supplies. They spread a range of diseases and would cause physical damage to most properties. They attack fittings such as wiring through gnawing and burrowing.
A pair of house flies can lay about 75 eggs after a complete life cycle of 10 days. A 30-day period could produce more than 100,000 flies. Flies can spread filth from their bodies. They pick this up due to their food habits, which could be transferred to food and surfaces.
This species can live up to 15 months under ideal conditions. High humidity and a constant food supply will help them survive for that long. Cockroaches can spread a range of diseases. This happens through the filth you will find on their bodies and in their droppings. They generate allergenic particles that could trigger asthma.
To avoid any bed bug egg cases, do not hesitate to call Pest Arrest. We will be happy to help you with your pest problems.
5. A DIY Is Not Enough
As much as you love doing it yourself, most of the time, a DIY would not be enough. Not especially for a pest control service. It is also a temporary fix for eliminating the pests inside your home. They will go away only at the surface level. With a pest control service, you can be confident that they will go through every surface and corner of your home. You can say goodbye to pests and don’t have to worry if some are still left.
Pests are invasive and would want to stay at home during the winter. They could get comfortable if you do not take care of them immediately. Trust the Colorado Pest Arrest Experts. If you want to maintain your home free from any pests, we have an Arrest System Quarterly Service. Experience the smartest and most economical way to control pests without experiencing any hassle. Call us at (303) 325-7334 to get your free estimate on our service.
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- Precise identification.
- Understand the organism.
- Monitoring the situation.
- Establishing thresholds.
- Take some action.
- Chemical treatments.
- Biological pest management.
- Physical Pest Control.
- Electronic Pest Control.
Chemical pest control methods are the most widely used pest control method. They are also frequently used to control weed infestations and crop diseases. Pesticides are chemical pest control substances that poison and kill the pest that consumes or is exposed to them.
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