Pest Control Benefits: The Good, The Bad, and the Scary
Pest control in Albuquerque is a very challenging and significant undertaking in the United States and especially in our operating states of New Mexico and West Texas. Pest control encompasses a protection from harmful insects and rodents.
Oftentimes, the term “pest control” is used loosely to define the eradication of ants, spiders, scorpions, and termites. The removal of these pests is a small part of the bigger picture, which is pest management helps save lives and protects the public from the risks involved with pests, such as disease and infestation.
Pest Control Facts
Don’t believe us? Here are some facts to support this point:
- Without pest management practices, pests could destroy more than 50 percent of crops/domestic gardens. (Source: HTP Inc.)
- According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, more than two million Americans are allergic to stinging insects, while 500,000 enter hospital emergency rooms every year suffering from insect stings and between 40-150 people die a year as a result of these stings.
- Pests transmit deadly diseases to humans including: malaria, plague, Lyme Disease and West Nile Virus.
- Termites cost Americans an average of $5 billion in damage repair/year.
In addition, pest control is important when it comes to having the best protection from pests. Not all insects/rodents are bad, but they can foster unsanitary conditions of infestation. Furthermore, we’ve decided to debunk some of the common “Pest Control Myths” that we frequently encounter on the job.
Pest Control Myths Debunked
Mice Love Cheese. Although this may be true to some extent, mice also love grains, fruits, and seeds. Chocolate may be more attractive to mice than cheese, as they prefer foods that are high in carbs. However, we must make it clear that they aren’t
particular when it comes to their diet. Mice will consume any food source available to them. Please be aware of this when setting traps and cleaning cabinets.
Clean Houses Are Pest Free. Even if your house is spotless and squeaky clean, it will still attract pests of all shapes and sizes depending on the location of your home. Pests do not have a radar or map of homes that dictate which house they target. They simply want a warm shelter with food and water sources and possibly a place to breed. (Scary, but true.)
You Can Eliminate Pest Problems Yourself. Yes, to some degree this is true. There are a plethora of Do-It-Yourself tutorials found across the Internet. However, if you want it done right; quickly and efficiently so you don’t have to re-spray, trap, or spend copious amounts of time and money on the problem, you should probably give us a call. Shameless plug? You bet. But it’s because Pest Defense Solutions Professionals are similar to a doctors. We diagnose and recommend solutions on the spot. Saving you time, money, frustration, and even more important, your life and the lives of those loved ones around you. We know what we’re doing and how to help you with any pest problems you may be combating. Click here to schedule service.