Spring should be the season where most of us pick up the phone and contact pest control services.
This time of the year is the best time to attend to those pesky pests which can affect your property or garden for months to come. We recommend that you get in touch with your nearest pest control services company at this time of the year and here are five reasons as to why you should do so.
1. Many pests emerge from hibernation during spring
Pests use the spring season to wake up and begin rebuilding their numbers so you should get to them before they get to you. The warmer temperatures creates a breeding ground for some pests such as spiders, termites, ants and wasps, to name a few. Keeping things as humane as possible, pest control services will hit the source in order to stop the spread of reproduction.
2. It’ll save you money in the long-term
Because pests can migrate from property to property and also from garden to garden, leaving pests unattended will most likely create some sort of financial cost later down the line. Whether in the house, pests can eat away at your windows, doors and key structures which, as time goes by, may lead to a high a high repair cost down the line – maybe not in your generation, but possibly future generations. In garden environments, pests can definitely eat into your wealth, mostly by eating into your stock.
Garden areas often serve as a breeding ground for pests and pest control services usually attend to this area in order to target the root cause of any infestation.
3. You don’t want to be the talk of the neighbourhood
You certainly don’t want to be the only property in the area who isn’t dealing with pest control, as previously mentioned, pests can move freely from one property to another. It’s easy to point the finger especially when we’re talking about pest control so don’t be the ones who the finger is pointed to. The neighbours will definitely get irritated especially when they are attending to their pests on a regular basis but are still having issues – that’s where the finger pointing will begin. Best practice is to coordinate with the neighbours (if possible) and have pest control services attend to multiple properties in the area at once to have a better chance of getting rid of pests at a larger scale.
4. Health and safety inspections are common in spring
Here in Australia health and safety inspections are common in spring, perhaps for the primary reason that the warmer temperatures equate to a favourable breeding ground for pests to multiply. Establishments may not see pest control as a priority because it isn’t evident for the need of such services but health and safety inspectors are well-trained to seek every nook and cranny for signs of infestation. Common signs include, ant trails, termite wings, mice/rat droppings, air/water leaks and scattered waste.
In 2017 fast-food chain Nandos were fined $21,746 for failing to eradicate pests, failing to maintain cleanliness standards, failing to keep equipment clean, and prevent them from entering the shop or being harboured on the premises.
5. It’ll decrease the risk of disease
Flies, mosquitoes and cockroaches are common causes for disease, especially in household and food consumer properties. Bacterial diseases such as salmonellosis, shigellosis and trachoma, and viral diseases such as hepatitis A are common germs carried by flies and cockroaches. Rodents (mice and rats) tend to spread bacterial diseases such as leptospirosis, rat-bite fever and salmonellosis.
Pest control services will definitely reduce the risk of such diseases from spreading but alot does come down to day to day maintenance to ensure that pests cannot thrive in environments which suits them. Regular pest control services throughout the year coupled with strict premises maintenance will certainly go a long way to eradicating pests.
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