There are many creatures which invade buildings and homes which we human beings find ugly and distasteful. Cockroaches are amongst the most feared, along with mice and rats, and they all need expert attention before any of the family fall sick with sometimes fatal consequences. Rodents in particular can give people devastating infections which are often hard to treat so if any evidence of them is seen in the home it is time to get in exterminators to sort out the problem. Look for ‘exterminating’ online to get a list of local companies who are up to the job.
Rodents will always be there of course, and it was estimated that they match humans in numbers. Apparently, we are only a few inches from some at any given time in our lives and it is this co existence that is hard to break. They traverse drains and hidden places so we only ever see droppings etc. which should alert us to what is going on.
It is the urine though that also causes horrendous problems in humans. Because these creatures often live in warehouses etc., when cans and vegetables get into the home from the supermarket, they are sometimes contaminated by the waste of these animals. This it is so important to scrub fruits and vegetables, or peel them, before the family tucks in to the food. Even cans of soda or other drinks need to be cleaned thoroughly, or the liquid poured into clean glasses, if the family is to avoid all contact with the container.
What the experts do is to rely on the known habits of the rodents to kill or trap them. They normally run around the skirting boards or under floor boards where no one can see them, so the expert will lay poison bait along these runways. The poison is normally colored bright blue, or something similar, so when the droppings start to change to this color, it is obvious that they have taken a dose so they will expire. These poisons are also dangerous to humans and pets too so they have to be placed well out of reach of little fingers and paws. This surely is best left to the experts then since they will also retrieve bodies too if they are evident here.
Bed bugs are on the increase too with many health authorities reporting and explosion in their numbers. Frequent travelers bring some bugs home with them so it is important to wash everything thoroughly when returning home and even spray the suitcase too.
Experts are needed for bed bugs since these little critters get down into the tiniest crevices in any room and they can hide out for five months or more without food. Of course, their food supply is us! They have to drink blood to trigger egg laying so they wait until we are well asleep before they come out and tuck in. Putting mattresses and box springs in the sun will help a little but it is the expert who will know what to do here.