Why Acting Fast Is Best For Pest Problems
What’s the best piece of advice we can give to people with pest problems? It’s simple. Act as quickly as possible. In fact, this is also the biggest mistake that people make. They wait far too long to deal with pest issues, and this makes the problem worse. But why is it so important to act fast?
Don’t give the pests time to breed and multiply
The issue with pest problems is that pests breed extremely quickly. This means that the longer you wait, the harder it gets. Dealing with a few pests is often relatively easy. Dealing with dozens is another matter entirely. Your home or business can offer an ideal place for successful breeding.
For example, let’s look at the numbers. Female rats usually give birth to six litters every year. Each of these can contain 5-12 babies. These new rats can then start breeding after just nine weeks. This means that two rats can turn into a thousand in as little as twelve months.
Pests like cockroaches are even worse. Female cockroaches can produce between 6-14 egg capsules during their lifetime, which is about a year. Each of these contains around 16 eggs. This means that each female can create over 100 new cockroaches.
Then you have bed bugs. These pests lay one egg per day. It takes two weeks for the egg to hatch. After that, the bug can reproduce in just six weeks. This means that bed bugs can reproduce at an exponential speed. Is there any reason to go on? As you can see, pests breed at a phenomenal speed. This is why they are known as pests. It also means that pest problems must be dealt with in a timely fashion.
Speed matters when dealing with pest problems
But why do people ignore these issues? There are a number of reasons. People don’t want to spend money on pest control. People are lazy. The drag their feet and put the problem off and procrastinate, thinking that cold weather kills off pests. They have busy lives and don’t have time to deal with pest problems.
They think that the issue will go away on its own, or that the pests will leave when it’s winter or will go away in summer. The fact is that none of this will happen. Yes it might, but don’t bet on it. What’s more likely to happen is that your problems get worse, even with regular cleaning. The pests breed and breed and breed. Before long you’re facing a major infestation.
This is why you must take action immediately. Do not put your head in the sand. Do whatever it takes to solve the issue. The best way is by simply biting the bullet and calling in pest control. We can solve these issues with the minimum of fuss. Do not wait until pests are driving you out of house and home. Pick up the phone and take are of this issue.