One of the reasons why pests are an unwanted presence in any home is the fact that many are carriers of nasty viruses and bacteria that can infect humans. The most familiar example to people in Singapore is probably the dengue virus that is transmitted by the Aedes mosquito.
Bed bugs may be small, but the inconvenience they cause can be mighty. One of the worst things about bed bugs is that a clean home won’t deter them. Bed bugs are not attracted to dirty spaces, like many pests are. Instead, they are attracted by warmth, blood, and carbon dioxide. Thus, even spotless homes can be victims of a bed bug infestation.
Compared to all other common pests in Singapore, rodents like rats and mice are by far the most destructive. They don’t just stop at rummaging for food, but they can also cause extensive damages by chewing on electrical wirings, and household items. In severe cases, they can cause massive losses to home or business owners. Additionally, they are transmitters of various diseases that can affect humans.
A pest problem at home is worrying, but a pest problem at a food establishment can be so much more detrimental. Having unsightly pests like cockroaches or rats at an eatery is a big red flag that will drive away customers. Additionally, the risk of diseases spreading is very real, and endangers the staff, customers, and the whole business.
Bed bugs are one of the most annoying pests. They are so small, making them difficult to detect, yet their presence can inflict their victims with many sleepless nights, itchy skin, and unsightly rashes. Adding on to that, bed bugs do not care if a home is spotlessly clean or dreadfully unkempt. If they can find their way in and find a food source, they are likely to stay even in the cleanest-looking homes.
No one wants to have pests in their home. They are not just unsightly, but also often causes of annoyance, damages, and sometimes, even health concerns. Yet, having pests at home is not an uncommon problem. Sometimes, it is difficult to keep a pest-free home simply because of the surrounding environments your home is situated in, or due to the actions of a few errant neighbours.
For homes and businesses alike, keeping the premises pest-free is an important step. It has more implications than you think – it doesn’t just make it more sanitary for the people living or working there, but can also have bearings on saving time, costs, and maintaining a good reputation.