I have to admit it was a bit embarrassing when we had to call out the professionals to deal with an infestation of cockroaches in our kitchen area. They really were a last resort, but we did try every product on the market before getting in the pest control experts. I tell you, these rats of the insect world are nothing short of indestructible. I’ve even heard that a cockroach can live for about a month without its head! If you stamp on the blessed things, your foot just bounces of their amour and off they go on their merry way.
What was embarrassing about calling out the guys from pest control was that they said cockroaches only turn up where there is food. Now this indicated we had a dirty kitchen with bits of food lying around in cupboards and under the refrigerator etc. They said that if all the food is kept covered up, and the floors kept free of crumbs and half eaten snacks, then we would have little trouble with vermin.
Okay, point taken, but that didn’t help the current situation where whole armies of these little bleeders came marching out after dark. We had such a serious infestation that the pest control used to destroy them was strong and toxic. We were well advised to not touch it with our hands, and if we did come into contact with it, we were advised to wash it off immediately. Most importantly, keep the kids well away from the stuff.
I’m pleased to report that we became cockroach free in no time at all, and it’s all thanks to the boys from pest control.
But pest control is not just about insects, mice and rats though. Other pests that often require specialized attention include; Garden ants, bed bugs, bees, carpet beetles, fleas, flies, hornets & wasps, blood feeders, cockroaches (of course!), fabric & paper pests, flies, mosquitoes, mice, slugs & snails, spiders, squirrels termites, vertebrate pests, wood attacking fungi, wood infesting insects and on and on. It depends a lot too, as to where you live, and to what extent the pests are making a nuisance of themselves.
It’s usually only when folks experience problems, or potential problems, with health or property that they need to call in the pest control experts. Some methods of eradicating pests may seem cruel to some people, but unfortunately it’s quite often a necessary evil in dealing with vermin and nuisance. It’s either them or us!
Don’t do what we did and leave it until the last minute. Our postponement gave our resident cockroaches plenty of breeding time. If something is threatening your wellbeing and you are unable to deal with it using conventional methods, then call out the pest control experts without delay.