Why is Pest Control Important?Andrew H
Pests like rodents, insects and birds are very common in modern society, no matter how small or big practically every city and town in the UK suffer from problems with these pesky visitors. Activities from our daily lives and from economic activity produce the perfect situation for different pests to reproduce, such as the existence of free food in the form of scraps and a safe and warm environment where they can survive and multiply. Homes and commercial properties owners and users need to be aware of the consequences poor pest control can bring to families and businesses.
Different researches like this study from the University of New York, remark the impact on health and quality of living advanced pest control solutions have brought to our lives. The food industry is a clear example of the importance of this activity, in this industry, businesses have three key areas where they need to establish effective systems to prevent contamination of food: waste management, food production areas cleaning and pest control.
In agriculture, pest control prevents big losses in terms of annual world production, this study from Cleveland’s University, shows an example of how uncontrolled reproduction of different animals can negatively impact this industry and humans wellbeing.
Insects, for example, are responsible for two major kinds of damage to growing crops. Firstly eating leaves and leaving holes in fruit and roots. Secondly by indirect damaging crops due to bacterial, viral or fungal transmission to plants and trees.
Hospitality is another clear example of an industry where due to its nature where food and accommodation are provided, integrated pest management solutions are crucial to avoid serious legal consequences, fines and drops in food hygiene rating scores, all of them factors leading to potential business losses.
Homes are also of course a common target for numerous pests like rats and cockroaches. They pose a serious threat to humans’ health due to potential food contamination and diseases they may carry, but also as a consequence of the possible damage they can generate on houses structures, your belongings and even fires caused by electric accidents.
Why use Professional Solutions
Despite what you can read on the internet, homemade pest control is not enough to ensure damage is avoided. Professionals have the knowledge, are certified by a professional body and perfectly know the workings of their products, and if anything harmful needs to be used (always as a last resort), they will first fully ensure people’s safety. Pest controllers are normally able to adapt work to the client’s schedule, saving you time. They can also provide free initial consultation and offer quotations for controlling the infestation and finding a long-term solution for the problem, analysing the property to find the origin of the problem, maximising the use of your money and avoiding unnecessary further interventions.
Why Environmentally Conscious is Best
Modern pest control is not based on heavy use of chemicals but research about effective methods to deliver long-term solutions for pest problems, minimising environmental impact by focusing on repairing work and pest behaviour monitoring (learn more about this in our FAQ Section).
Strong pesticides are not a guarantee to solve problems in the long term, however, through continuous research about pests, the problems they cause and the reason for such behaviour, permanent solutions can be developed, considerably reducing the environmental impact of pest control. Additionally, technology also allows pest control companies to reduce their carbon footprint on other activities tied to the business, for example, using electronic invoicing to reduce paper waste and recycled paper for business cards.
If you have a property and need quick action on a pest problem affecting you, please don’t hesitate to contact us either by email or by calling us on 01914062400.