Welcome to our site. It has information about such pests as ants, bed bugs, cockroaches, rodents, termites, fleas, spiders, wasps and bees. You will also find the most effective and safest methods of their extermination, including popular special and homemade remedies. Soon, there will be a list of companies that perform pest control in almost every city of the US.
Pests or useful creatures?
Pests are insects, animals or bacteria that cause unwelcoming or harmful effects on people’s health, crops or ecology. At the same time, many of these pests are useful when their life isn’t connected with the humans’ interests. For example, termites digest wood, making it pass through their body and, as a result, enrich the soil in the wild. As for ants, it is widely known that they are very important in plants spreading.
Why are they dangerous?
Living alongside the man, some species do quite a lot of harm. Thus, cockroaches, ants, rodents carry dangerous germs, strolling between the garbage and a kitchen table. Wasps and bees mostly sting in the case of scare or defence. But the problem is in allergic reactions of some people to their stings. There is statistics that shows annual figures about victims of wasps and bees – 40-50 people die every year from the stings of Africanized bees. Bed bugs, lice and fleas are also a source of the psychological problem. People in the USA spend more than $250 million to get rid of them.
Though termites are absolutely harmless for people from the matter of health, they are a real threat to the owners of log houses. Termites or “silent destroyers” consider our homes as ideal places for getting warmth and food. They can’t live in the open air, and, therefore, hide in the ground or within the wood house construction. Termites are able to feed on cellulose-containing materials only, including books and furniture. Americans spend billions of dollars on the war with termites every year.
Evil robbers and disgusting helpers?
Some types of ants have become not only house nuisance but ecological threatening. This is true for Argentine species, which were brought to the US. As a result, they change the local ecosystem, fighting with other ants and doing harm to cultural plants and harvest. Other types of ants can live near people, feeding on products’ residues.
Rats and mice are the most common rodents in American attics. They chew stored food, damage wires, as a result, causing even fire hazards. Every autumn American families suffer from the rodents infestation in the houses. There are more than 20 million householders who are forced to find effective measures against the furry animals.
Spiders are hardly harmful creatures, except only few species that live in the US and are really dangerous. They are the black widow and the brown recluse. Most of all, people are afraid of these unpredictable insects due to many reasons, ignoring the fact that spiders partially help to eliminate some bad insects naturally.
Nevertheless, people don’t feel comfortable when their life or health is in danger. The psychological threat is also very important. There are a lot of ways to get rid of unpleasant insects and animals from your house or the yard – from natural to substances, which contain a high level of toxicity.