Why Do We Need Pest Control?

Some pests are just exactly that – pests that do not really cause any harm or danger in or around our homes or yards, but they do pester us and we simply don’t want them or like around.

Other insects, rodent, and wildlife pests can cause significant damage or spread a disease to people or our pets. Pest control efforts can reduce or eliminate both pesky pests and harmful pests, but it is the second group that is of most concern and usually cause the call out to Intellipest.

Harmful Pests

Rats and mice – rodents not only cause significant damage with their gnawing and nesting, their urine and droppings can spread disease, and their numbers can grow very quickly, increasing the damage and potential for disease.

Bedbugs – having reinvaded many countries again after a big slow down last century. In the last couple decades after being not a big problem, bedbugs are biting more and more sleeping children and adults in hotels, homes and other places.

Mosquitoes and ticks – with their bites, these insects not only cause irritation, their feeding on our blood can be a transmitting disease directly back into our systems. They kill more people every year than all other animals put together.

Termites – which cause billions in damage every year in the Philippines alone. Eating buildings and making them unsafe.

Cockroaches – Not only really gross insects but known to contaminate food and spread disease (such as the food borne disease Salmonella, cockroaches’ tend to hide behind or in walls, cracks and crevices and in other hidden areas during the day and come out mostly at night to seek out food and water. They will eat each other if they have nothing else. They are often unseen until their populations have built to incredible numbers – and their potential for harm is significant.

House flies – although flies are definitely a nasty irritating pest, they also can transmit Salmonella, Ecoli, Vibrio, and Shigella in their feces and the vomit they regurgitate to digest their food.

Ants – such as fire ants—whose bites have been known to kill, and small ants that get into and contaminate food in the home.

As it would take many pages to list all the pests that exist in the world, this is just a small sample of common ones.

People often get stomach problems and diarrhea without knowing why. Often it is because these insects and bugs are landing on your food, plates, mugs, etc at night, urinating, defecating and crawling with bacteria all over your work surfaces.

Tip!
PUT YOUR DISHES, ETC, IN A GOOD SAFE CLEAN CUPBOARD AND CLEAN WORK SURFACES IN THE MORNING BEFORE YOU PUT YOUR FOOD ON THEM!

For infestations or to clear out all the bugs and rodents. Call Intellipest Control Inc (02) 503 5267. We can rid you of all the pests and advise on how to reduce their return.

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