Rodent droppings, chewed wiring, or food teeming with insect larvae are signals a serious pest problem in your home or business. Your first impulse might be to handle the damage done by these unwelcome visitors, but don’t delay calling a pest exterminator. The damage will continue until pests are eliminated.
Types of Property Damage Caused by Pests
It is well known that rodents and other household pests can spread disease, but they also cause costly property damage. The problem extends beyond unsightly droppings or minor issues. Here are examples of the kind of damage you can expect from unwanted animals and insects.
Rats and Mice
Rodents’ teeth grow continuously and this spurs these pests to chew. Unfortunately, they will chew on anything, including wiring, plumbing pipes, insulation, textiles, wood, and plastic or cardboard boxes.
While they are busy chewing, rodents are also leaving behind foul-smelling waste. In some cases, the affected surface or material cannot be cleaned, deodorized or decontaminated and must be thrown out.
They often nest in attics, walls and even ductwork. Their presence, whether in a home or a commercial building, attracts fleas and other vermin to compound the problem.
Termites can cause extensive damage, and controlling them inevitably requires a professional pest exterminator because they can be hidden nearly anywhere. These wood-loving insects feed on any wooden materials, but they don’t limit their diet to these. Your paper documents, wallpaper, and some types of insulation are also at risk.
The damage these bugs cause might seem minor compared to rodents or termites, but roach infestations take a toll, nonetheless. They eat paper products like cardboard and books and leave behind an offensive odor that can permeate the building. The damage will continue as long as the roach infestation continues.
The most common is the Indian meal moth, there are also food infesting beetles; saw tooth grain beetle, flour beetles and weevils. These pests wreak havoc in kitchens by infesting flour, grain, cereal and other dry goods. You can use sealed bins and other measures to control them, but halting a large infestation usually requires a professional who can eliminate the eggs, larvae and adult moths.
A Pest Exterminator Can Stop Property Damage in Its Tracks
Most do-it-yourself methods are ineffective or take a long time to eliminate destructive pests. In the meantime, these creatures will continue to cause a lot of damage. Bringing in a Pest Management Professional is the only sure way to halt pest activity.
The story does not end there, however. You can experience a re-infestation if you do not have a pest management strategy. Regularly scheduled inspections and preventive treatments go far in protecting your valuable real estate from pest damage.
Your pest exterminator can also show you steps to take to fortify your property against pests and work with you on developing a personalized plan. With help from a professional, disruptive, unsightly and costly damage can become a distant memory.
Don’t wait to get rid of pests on your property. The longer they stay the more damage they will do. To dump out destructive pests, please contact us at Bain Pest Control Service.