There are a number of options available to you in Florida when you are searching for local pest or termite control. There are various companies located in and around the area and each one of them will offer many different choices of services related to pest and termite control in both commercial and residential buildings. Termite control especially, is very important as once the termites start to infest your premises, it is almost impossible to stop the damage they will cause. Where possible it is better to stop any termite infestations before they can cause any damage, as repairing the structural damage that n infestation of termites will cause can become very expensive. When you call our 24 hour service we will put you in touch with a reputable pest and termite control business nearby within the Florida area
Pest control and management refers to any system or measure that seeks to eliminate or regulate the population of insects considered to be harmful to both human and animal health and also the environment. Pest management requires a lot of work and resources but it is a necessity, especially for homes within the Florida area. Below I have listed 5 reasons why I think pest management is important and why every homeowner should consider applying it:
1. Preventing damage to homes and structures
In the United States homeowners spend approximately $5 billion repairing damages caused by termite infestations. Termites consume wood and wood products such as paper and beams, joists etc. They will initially burrow into the wood components of your home and then start to eat the floorings, beams and walls from inside the wood. This will obviously make the structure of your home weak and therefore vulnerable to collapse, leaving you and your family at risk. In homes with structures that have not been correctly treated or older homes, then termite infestation can be very problematic. In areas such as Florida where termites are prevalent, keeping your home safe from termites requires constant vigilance and assistance from a local pest control company. Termites are active across the state of Florida, the top cities include Pensacola, Tallahassee, Jacksonville, Orlando, Tampa and Miami.
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 allergens 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 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, faeces and urine, all of which can affect the quality of the food we eat.
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