What Is A Pest?

We’ve all heard of the word “pest”, it can be used to describe something or someone that is considered annoying. The technical meaning is a living organism that’s invasive and troublesome to plants, animals or humans. We’ve all encountered pests one way or another, whether it’s the mosquito that bit you as you were sleeping, or the ants that you’ve found in the cereal box, these can not only cause frustration, but also health issues. Luckily, there are many businesses that are able to successfully eliminate pests from your commercial or residential location.

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Certain rats and fleas can carry the plague disease called bubonic plague, while mosquitos can spread malaria. The symptoms of these diseases are quite prevalent, and include high fever and chills. Although these are more common in other parts of the world, you must seek urgent medical attention if you have any of these symptoms.

 

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Pests that are hungry are not only a problem for your pantry, caterpillars can eat through your plants, while termites can chew threw your timber and create structural damage to your home. The best thing you can do for your property is to be vigilant and look for any pests that may be congregating in your home.

While silverfish and clothes moths can destroy jumpers, ants will tend to hang around locations where there is food. It’s recommended that if you have pests in or around your property, that you get an experienced technician to handle the situation.