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3 Global Problems Prevented by Pest Control

These major benefits of pest control may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of pest control companies. And no wonder — the irresponsible, ignorant, and dangerous practices, not to mention the use of harmful chemicals like DDT, during the previous century have given all pest control services a bad name.

Luckily, there aren't nearly as many health risks associated with the environmentally responsible, EPA-approved products that responsible, professional pest control services employ.

Modern pest management ensures the safety of your home, family, and business from pest problems like the mosquito, which is a type of pest that carries diseases. Not only can EPA-certified pest control technicians get rid of pest infestations over the long term, but they can also save you time and money, get rid of pesticide-resistant pests like bed bugs, and reduce health risks associated with infestations.

Let's look into this with more detail to see how you can benefit at your home in Rochester, NY:

1. Damage Repairs

Termites alone can damage homes and property. In fact, according to the National Pest Management Association, termites alone cause $5 billion in damages to homes or other property in just one year!

Now, no one wants to get rid of termites in their natural habitat because of the benefits to the environment. But if pest control stopped, think of what could happen!

2. Crop Destruction

The United Nation's Food and Agriculture Organization, FAO has found that 1/5 of the world's crops are destroyed every year by one kind of pest or another.

Think of the massive devastation pests could leave in their wake if we ceased all pest control today.

Rodents, cockroaches, cicadas, weevil, locusts, and grasshoppers are just a few of the pests that can cause problems by eating or contaminating your food without your knowledge. Plenty of others out there cause problems as well.

3. The Spread of Diseases

Numerous pests out there are known by the CDC to carry diseases, including cockroaches, rodents, mosquitoes, ticks, and fleas.

Plenty of problematic pests out there that we ignore without thinking about it could actually be carrying a deadly cocktail with them. Mosquitoes and ticks are two of the most notable of those pests.

Diseases carried by mosquitoes

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

Malaria has been almost completely driven from the United States, mainly because of improved sanitation, advances in medical practices, and yes, pest control. Thanks to these factors, malaria doesn't occur very often.

Diseases carried by ticks

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

Lyme Disease is a continuing problem throughout some regions of the United States, especially in humid coastal areas along the East and West coasts, but most particularly in the New England areas.

Posted on January 28, 2020.

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My experience with Fox Pest Control has been the best experience I had with a pest control company. Technician, Harry, did a good job of going over the process thoroughly, ensure that I understood everything going on. I would recommend them to anyone looking for good, quality, fast, friendly, and affordable pest control services.

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December 8th, 2019

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