Why You Should Have a Pest Plan
December 9, 2015
Having a rodent problem is no one’s idea of a good time. Finding out that you have any kind of pest problem is always a nightmare. Certain termites could lay up to 40,000 eggs per day and in just one year bells could have five to 10 litters of about five or six each. The worst kinds of pests multiply the fastest. Having a rodent control plan or termite control options or a general pest control process for whatever pest you are dealing with is imperative to getting rid of them in time, before they multiply and infest your home or business.
Termites The termite has recently been found out to be a close family member of the cockroach. While there are already 3106 species that of been discovered there are still a few hundred more to be described.
Termites feed on dead plant material, wood, soil or animal feces. As long as they get the food they need, they can live up to 50 years.
About 15% of all new homes have been discovered to have severe structural defects from termite damage.
Mice A mouse is a fairly small rodent that typically has small rounded ears and a pointed snout. The house mouse is the most common type of mouse it is also a popular pet. However, when mice are vermin they can be very damaging to crops and structures. They are also known to spread disease through their parasites and feces. Mice multiply extremely quickly, being the rodent with the highest reproductive rate so having an appropriate rodent control plan in place is important.
Rats Rats are various sizes and have long tails. They can be distinguished from mice because of their size. There are many different kinds of rats such as a river rats or a pack rat.
Rats also could be kept as pets but generally speaking the only ones that are pets are the brown rat. Have rats behave very differently from when they act in the wild depending on how many generations have been kept as pets.
Rats, generally white rats, are used in scientific research to help us understand genetics, diseases and the effect of drugs.
If you have a rat problem, wild rats can be very deadly. Rats were the main culprits of the bubonic plague and they can spread nearly a dozen other diseases.
While 20% of homeowners say termites are the main pest problem, rodents are a hard problem to control once it gets too far. Having a successful rodent control plan requires municipal workers and individuals working together to make an area rodent free. As soon as you see an unwanted rodent in the vicinity of your house, you should immediately call pest control services and let them take care of the problem. Never try to read your home of tests by yourself.