For the past year, you’ve probably heard these words, cleaning and disinfecting, more than any other words in your life. While the vaccines for COVID-19 have been rolled out around the world, there is no changing the fact that we still need to remain vigilant in terms of maintaining our hygiene as well as keeping a safe distance from other people when we are outdoors.
Aside from COVID-19, other threats may lurk around your house. These threats are usually caused by pests that can cause structural damages, health risks as well as costly and time-consuming repairs or recovery.
Among the pests that can cause potential health risks today are rodents, flies, cockroaches, with mosquitoes being the deadliest disease vector known to humankind.
Potential Threats from Different Types of Pests
Possibly the most annoying creatures on earth, mosquitoes can transmit life-threatening diseases to humans. The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that there are 100-400 million infections each year. Based on research findings, the dengue outbreak in 2020 was regarded as “historic” with a total of 35,315 cases reported in Singapore.
Similar to mosquitoes, flies can cause widespread sickness such as food poisoning. This may occur when the food is left uncovered on the table or poor hygiene during food preparation. Not only that, flies can also spread cholera, typhoid, dysentery, and salmonellosis.
Rodents such as rats and mice are a call for concern because their urine, droppings, along with fleas on their bodies, can transmit diseases. Aside from contaminating food, rodents can also cause damage to infrastructure by gnawing on them. The diseases that they potentially carry include leptospirosis and murine typhus.
An annoying pest for many homeowners, cockroaches can detect minute changes in the atmosphere. Even if you set a trap, they can populate very quickly and can survive without food and water for up to 2 weeks. These pests tend to spread diseases via bacteria on their bodies and can cause allergic reactions in humans.
These are just some of the common household pests that you may experience in Singapore. Moving forward, we explore the importance of pest control and home disinfection.
Better quality of life
Be it mosquitoes outside your house or rodents around your property, pests can prove to be more than a nuisance as they can cause plenty of significant health problems to you or your family. As they seek refuge in our homes, the chances of these pests contaminating our food is high. When you seek pest control professionals like PestBusters, you can worry less about the impact pests have on your health.
Prevent property damage
There Is nothing more devastating than realising that the space you call home is infested with pests. Despite all your efforts in keeping your home clean, pests like termites and cockroaches tend to find their way into homes in search for food, moisture, and shelter. With the right pest control treatment, you can prevent these pests from causing structural damages to your home.
Get peace of mind
Noticing pests in your home can weigh on your mind until you find ways to eradicate them from your home. Not only that, it can be stressful knowing that it will take a long time to fully remove them. However, you can be proactive and engage pest control professionals to understand your pest control options. With regular pest inspection, you do not have to worry much about pests.
Pests can cause a range of health issues in people, such as skin allergies, asthma and other respiratory problems. Bed bugs can cause skin rashes, termite dust can cause respiratory allergies, and cockroaches can cause allergies that can lead to asthma in children.
Maintenance of food supply
The food supply as a whole is critical to the survival of the world’s populations. Without proper pest management in your home, your food supply may end up in the trash due to pest contamination. Also, pests tend to leave behind undesirable organic matter such as dead skin, body parts, faeces, and urine, which can affect food quality. Instead of letting it all go to waste, it is best to engage pest control professionals to get rid of pests from your home.
At PestBusters, we offer a range of pest control services to reduce the chances of pest infestation while providing home disinfection service to exterminate pests wholly from your home. Our pest control plan begins with preliminary inspections of the affected area to identify pest species and exploit their weaknesses, in addition to establishing food sources used to sustain the infestation.
After gaining sufficient information on the problem, we formulate a strategy and strike with full force to disorientate the pests and ensure they are unable to regroup. We will follow up with inspections to ensure all remaining infestations are eliminated.
So, do not wait too long to contact us as you may prolong the chance of pest infestation in and around your house. Contact us at (+65) 6288 2828 or 24-hour response (+65) 9180 9990 or enquire online today for the total pest control services!