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Insect Control: When It’s the Right Time to Make That Call

Every year, millions of homeowners in Australia will ignore a pest problem, only to discover that not only have termites or rodents chewed their way through the structure of their property but also, to learn that their bank balance has a big hole in it, too! Repairs can be very costly if damage-causing pests are present, not to mention medical bills, should the pest be a carrier of diseases or bacteria. Common types of critters that may cause a problem include cockroaches, mosquitoes, spiders, ants, termites, birds, rats and mice, to name a few. Instead of leaving a problem to get worse, know when it is the right time to pay for assistance from Pink Pest Pink Pest Services by taking the following information into account.

Health Problems

While some diseases may be directly transmitted, others will be indirectly transmitted. For example, rats and mice are carriers of direct diseases, such as rat-bite fever and leptospirosis. Insects, on the other hand, may cause more flu-like symptoms. Ticks are known for transmitting bacterial infections, as are lice, bed bugs and fleas. It is also possible for health problems to occur if you have an infestation of mosquitoes, which are known carriers of dengue fever and malaria.

Structural Damage

You don’t really want to be spending a big portion of your wages repairing structural damage that has been caused by uninvited insects, do you? Not all insects will be capable of causing damage to the foundations of a property or the furnishings and items inside it. However, some will, including wood-eating termites, wood-boring beetles and carpenter ants.

Insect Droppings

A sure-fire sign that insect are present inside your home is droppings. Unless you are an expert, it may be a challenge identifying pest droppings, with most being the size of a grain of rice. Call in the experts to determine what critter is causing the problem, so that action can be taken.

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