Pests come in different forms. Whether it’s a Northern Kentucky termite, a Cincinnati termite, a mouse in a basement, ants in a kitchen or mosquitoes in a yard, they all can be defined as unwanted creatures that play havoc on our lives. Controlling these pests helps protect us from the damage they inflict. This damage includes, but is not limited to, contaminating our food, spreading disease, threatening our health and injuring our property. By defining this damage, support for pest control is firmly validated.
It is very important to have proper pest control around any area where food is present. This includes everywhere from the farms where food is grown to the grocery stores where it is sold. If not accurately managed, pests can contaminate food, making it impossible to grow and eat. Most people would consider bugs to be the primary “pests” to prevent where food is concerned. Other pests that also need to be handled are rodents, birds and other plant eating animals. Successfully controlling these pests can be done by using chemicals or organic pesticides, setting traps, building fences or creating other deterrents.
Disease can be spread rapidly if proper pest control is not done. Bugs and insects can transfer strands of flu and viruses to animals, people and food. Our government tries to manage and prevent this from happening by placing strict guidelines on what is allowed to be brought into our country. This is a form of pest control. People need to take such measures at home as well. By applying bug repellent, people can reduce their exposure to mosquitoes and other biting insects. Applications of chemicals to yards and perimeters of homes will limit the number of pests that can impact our health, as well as the health of our house pets.
Taking measures to control pests that cause damage to our property is equally important. Spraying chemicals to manage insects that eat wood, burrow holes in our homes, build nests in our trees and chew holes in our landscape helps secure the survival of that property. The cost of pest control is very insignificant to the cost of repairing or replacing things that have incurred destruction from pests. For instance, consider the cost of new plant material for a yard. People who choose not to apply any pest control are running the risk of losing these plants to leaf eating insects. If this happens, they would incur the cost of new plant material, possibly replacing soil and the labor costs for the installation. By managing pests at the beginning this project, they would only have had their initial investment.
Many people are opposed to using so many chemicals on or surrounding their homes. There are other options now with all of the organic alternatives on the market that are very successful as well. People have to consider the long-term effects of proper pest control. The spread of disease can be stopped or reduced and our food will stay healthy. Our plants will grow strong and our home will stay intact. Pest control is necessary for all of this to happen.