Singapore may be a country that is known for its cleanliness, but that does not mean that we are completely pest-free. In living spaces such as condominiums and HDB flats, where many people live in close quarters, a pest infestation can spread like wildfire. In such cases, it is important to contact a pest control company to successfully solve the problem.
In this blog, we will be educating you on the potential problems a pest infestation can cause in a condominium or flat, and the importance of hiring pest control services when living in such spaces.
1. Collateral damage
In living spaces such as condominiums and flats, each unit is located in close quarters, a factor that can be problematic during pest infestations.
In the case of an infestation, the close living quarters make it easy for pests to spread quickly, allowing them to expand their nest and move from one area to another. It also makes it exceptionally hard to pinpoint the focal point of the infestation due to the numerous potential hideouts, resulting in worry and anxiety spreading amongst the residents.
2. The perfect breeding ground:
Swimming pools, BBQ pits and gyms are just a few examples of places where pests can start their infestation from. Condominiums tend to have a plethora of places that have the potential to attract pests and allow them to settle down.
This makes it harder to detect an infestation, allowing the infestation to spread right under our nose, resulting in places such as pools and BBQ pits becoming unhygienic which could, in turn, cause us health issues.
3. Outbreak of disease
Not only can pests cause us health issues indirectly, as stated in the previous point, but they can also transmit diseases to us directly.
Pests like cockroaches and mosquitoes can carry diseases such as malaria, plague, dengue as well as a lot of bacteria. With the close living quarters of flats and condominiums, there could easily be a widespread infection of those diseases.
4. Cost of damage
It might sound ridiculous that pests can cause damage to your belongings and homes, but it is a possibility. Especially if your home has many wooden structures and furniture.
Termites, one of the most common pests around, are capable of serious damage if allowed to infest. Not only will they be able to chew through your wooden furniture, but they also tend to nest out of sight, within walls that they have hollowed out. This can often result in high repair costs for your damaged furniture. Sometimes, you might even need to replace them completely.
WHY IS HIRING A PROFESSIONAL PEST CONTROL COMPANY BENEFICIAL?
As we have gone through in the previous segments, the potential problems that can arise from pest infestations can be extremely detrimental for residents like yourself. To prevent such situations from arising, it is best to counter an infestation at the earliest possible time frame. Engaging a professional pest control company can swiftly and efficiently rid your living space of infestations, preventing a widespread outbreak.
Furthermore, unlike DIY measures, pest control professionals can completely eradicate the threat of pests by dealing with hidden infestations that cannot be reached without the appropriate equipment.
Even in a clean and green country like Singapore, the possibility of pest infestations is high. In living spaces such as condominiums and HDB flats, it is important to keep a lookout for potential signs of infestations. Regularly hiring pest control services will help to ensure that your living quarters are clear of any potential threats from pests, improving your overall quality of life. If you do ever discover an infestation, do not hesitate, act immediately and call a pest control company.
Here at PestBusters, we have grown to become one of the most trusted names in the business through its commitment to developing the skills and potential of each member of its associates. As Asia’s leading pest management company, we have helped many homes and businesses with our advanced tactics and know-how to completely eradicate their premises of rats and more. To protect your property from any of the rat-borne diseases and more importantly, to guarantee the hygiene of your home, give us a call today to find out more.