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3 Ways Pest Control Helps the Planet

There are actually numerous benefits of pest control. That might surprise you, but it's true! Here, we're talking about the three biggest ways pest control can help the world, especially your home in the Chicago region.

You might protest: "But pesticide chemicals are bad for the environment!" which was definitely true of pest control services and other pest management practices during the DDT days of the previous century, but responsible pest control companies don't use environmentally dangerous or harmful chemicals to get rid of pest infestations anymore.

Fortunately, the Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, has strict certification standards for professional pest control services now, including certifications for pest control technicians. Treatments today are also more prescriptive, which means there aren't as many pesticide-resistant pests, such as bed bugs.

This means that modern pest management not only gets rid of pest problems, but also ensures the safety of your home, family, or business. Modern pests can also reduce health risks from mosquitoes, a major type of pest that carries diseases, and save time and money over the long term.

1. Protect Homes

Wood destroying insects can cause a lot of damage. According to the National Pest Management Association, which has a highly reputable and dependable pest management resource website, termites can cause $5 billion of damage to property every year, and that's with pest control curbing their efforts!

Termites are beneficial when they aren't eating your building. That's why responsible pest management only uses EPA-approved products.

2. Save Food Crops

According to the Food and Agriculture Organization, FAO, which is associated with the United Nations, 1/5 of the world's crops are destroyed by pests every year, and that's with pest control.

It makes you stop and wonder how much damage those little critters could inflict if they went wild, allowed to do whatever damage they wanted.

Rats, mice, cockroaches, weevil, and other pantry pests are not only disgusting, but some of them can cause serious contaminations in your food.

3. Control Disease Vectors

There are many pests known by the Centers for Disease Control, CDC to be disease vectors, which means they can pass various diseases to humans. Rodents, cockroaches, fleas, ticks, flies, and mosquitoes are just a few of the pests that can cause a serious health issue.

Diseases carried by mosquitoes:

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

Malaria, fortunately, is almost extinct from the United States. Thanks to proper medical practices, improved hygiene, and pest control, this disease has a low occurrence rate in the US.

Diseases carried by ticks:

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

Lyme disease continues to be problematic throughout the Northeast and Northwest coasts of the United States. Luckily, pest control is available that can help reduce the risk of tick-borne Lyme disease.

Posted on January 28, 2020.

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