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3 Things that Could Happen Without Pest Control

There are actually quite a few benefits of pest Control, besides that it ensures the safety of those who choose to use it. You might be curious about what would happen if we ceased pest management efforts today. Here are the three major problems that could happen because of pest infestations, even at home in the Syracuse area.

Mosquitoes are just one type of pest that carries diseases, but the efforts of pest control companies and other professional pest control services can get rid of all kinds of pest problems without the use of harmful chemicals and without the health risks people often associate with pesticides.

During the previous century, pest control was often done improperly and irresponsibly, which led to pesticide-resistant pests, including bed bugs.

Over the long term, not only can pest control rid of pests in such a way that can protect your home and property, but pest control technicians can also save you time and money, by protecting your home from damage, your crops and food from destruction or contamination, and your physical health.

Let's look at what could happen if there were not pest control tomorrow.

1. Destroyed property

The National Pest Management Association, or NPMA, shows that termites can cause $5 billion in damage to homes and businesses and other properties with wood structures in just one year.

Responsible companies only use EPA-approved products that will get rid of termites safely and efficiently without causing harm to the environment. Termites in nature are beneficial because they help rotting wood decay. No one wants to hit termites where they live, only when termites hit us where we live.

2. Global Food Production Loss

The Food and Agriculture Organization, FAO, associated with the United Nations, says that ⅕ of the world's crops are destroyed every year by crop-eating pests every year. That's an incredible amount of food!

Think of what could happen if all pest control, crop dusting, and other preventative pest measures stopped. There could be a serious food shortage problem.

Responsible and environmentally friendly efforts to control pest problems are leading us into a better world.

3. More Illnesses Spread

Mosquitoes, rodents, cockroaches, fleas, and ticks are just a few of the pests known by the Centers for Disease Control, CDC, to carry diseases that affect humans.

It's amazing to think that we take so many of these pests without much thought. We swat at mosquitoes and ticks without thinking too hard about it, but they can cause serious health problems.

Mosquito-borne illnesses:

  • Zika Virus
  • West Nile Virus
  • Dengue
  • West Nile Virus
  • Malaria

Tick-borne illnesses

  • Lyme Disease
  • Anaplasmosis/Ehrlichiosis
  • Tularemia
  • Spotted Fever Rickettsiosis
  • Powassan Virus
  • Babesiosis

Lyme disease continues to be a prevalent disease in certain regions of North America, including the East and West coasts of the United States, where Ticks carrying Lyme Disease can latch onto a person and inflict long-lasting health concerns.

Malaria, fortunately, is one problem that has been almost completely removed from the United States altogether, mainly due to improved medical practices, proper sanitation, and pest control efforts to control mosquitoes.

Posted on January 28, 2020.

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