Pest control and extermination is a universal problem with Governments, conglomerates, companies and households spending billions of dollars, finding ways and means to tackle this issue.
In some under developed countries, the problem of pests is so aggravated that many human lives are lost annually and we are not immune too, from the vagaries of pests, as we have our own problems with them here too.
If you try to do their job on your own, you could face the full brunt of the law because there are humane ways of removing unwanted wildlife and employing approved pesticides to control pests.Pests spread sickness, disease and also cause millions of dollars in costs and damages to buildings and on pesticides and medication for those affected by diseases. Personnel from these companies must at all times carry the required papers and perusing them is your prerogative since employing unauthorized persons could invariably land you in crossroads with the law.
We must understand that pests, whether we approve it or not, are also a part of our ecosystem and have a right to live in this world.
We spend billions of dollars worldwide to combat these undesirable elements, and have still to find effective methods to exterminate and eradicate them, which though has been a distant dream.
Most of the pests that we have to contend with like bed bugs, fleas, ants, ticks, stink bugs, cockroaches, mosquitoes, termites, bees and wasps are very resilient and being a part of the ecosystem could be impossible to exterminate.
They have all lived on Earth long before humans evolved, and they could say that they too have a perennial right to live alongside us.
As long as they live peacefully like most other animals and do no harm to us, we could live side by side but it is when they enter our habitat and provoke us, cause misery and financial damage and spread disease that the relationship between us and these pests turn sour.
In such a scenario we need to take drastic action to safeguard ourselves and our lifestyle but exterminating them would be out of the question as bed bugs, fleas, ants, ticks, stink bugs, cockroaches, mosquitoes, termites, bees and wasps are not recent creations but have lived on this planet for millions of years.
Today when their natural habitats have been threatened, they have no other alternative but to live close to us and scrounge on us for their food and abodes.
We have cut down trees to make way for development, we have built dams across rivers, cleared virgin forests to build roads and cities, and have also polluted the air to industrialize.
All these factors have brought this sad situation that we are facing today. Pests have no choice in the matter as we are the most intelligent beings walking on Earth today.
Bed bugs, fleas, ants, ticks, stink bugs, cockroaches, mosquitoes, termites, bees and wasps are also part of this same ecosystem that we share and we have today embarked on a crusade to eradicate and exterminate them from the face of the Earth.
Whether we will succeed is another matter, and has to be seen in the future because they can only be controlled but never be exterminated unless Nature plays a part and exterminates them like what happened to the dinosaurs in an era gone by.
In the process we too would get exterminated and that “only time will tell” because we are using pesticides indiscriminately anything could happen one day in the future.
The pests that cause the highest financial losses to us are the termites.
Termites are subterranean pests and live in colonies consisting of thousands of termites, and are prolific breeders causing extensive structural damages to any type of buildings that they would be comfortable in.
Termites could double the populations in their colonies like no other pest, and spread destruction unknown to us right under our feet.
Even if you do not see a termite around your home, is imperative that you conduct regular termite inspections, and this done by professionals is in your best interests.
Moving into a new home is an exciting experience, whether you take it on lease or an outright purchase you would need to have the place gone over with a tooth comb to assess the issue of pests, prior to moving in.
A pest control and extermination program conducted by professionals in the business, could put your mind at ease as they will do a very detailed and comprehensive program to exterminate or control mosquitoes, stink bugs, bed bugs, ants, termites, fleas, ticks, cockroaches, bees and wasps and any other pests that you would have to contend with.
Whilst you employ a reliable and reputed organization to carry out these chores, at your home it is important that you check their bona fides and are satisfied of their authenticity.
All pest control personnel need to be trained and hold the required accreditation with the relevant statutory authorities prior to conducting pest control and extermination operations.
The dispensing of pesticides is very strictly regulated and those personnel handling them need to be qualified to do so which in turn would protect you and your loved ones.