When insects and rodents are encountered indoors, it’s often a result of structural defects, human behaviors, location, or even weather. Understanding “why” the pest problem exists in the first place is the key to long term pest control. Sanitation is pest control. Structural integrity is pest control. Smart landscape is pest control. Specific examples of pest infestations due to other problems or causal agents include:
Once the root cause of the infestation is known, pest control is almost always successful. Many times this can be achieved without the use of chemical pesticides. Sometimes a chemical agent is an appropriate tool for the job, but it depends on several factors, not the least of which is the client’s concern about the chemical itself. We believe an informed client is our best client. We don’t advocate for the use of pesticides, nor do we diminish their value in certain settings. Pest control is a measure of public health, and we prioritize our responsibility to evaluate and assess every situation to ensure we prescribe the best solution every time.
Mice & rats food sources change constantly. Because they’re omnivorous, they find food in almost any setting. Humans help them by seeding their lawns; putting trash out to the curb too early; feeding the birds; leaving pet foods in bowls around the clock; planting gardens; and inviting them into their homes by leaving doors open, or repairs undone. These animals live in the shadow of every human and they are very capable of cleaning up after us.
Rodents are known as disease vectors carrying fleas, ticks, lice and other parasites which all can lead to serious health concerns. It is important to practice good sanitary practices daily around your home, apartment or business to reduce the risk of rodents taking up residency.
Cockroach are omnivorous. Like humans they eat fats, proteins, and carbohydrates. But they eat far more. They eat hair. They eat paste. They eat waxed paper. They seek out crumbs, grease, and oil. Cockroaches love to make themselves at home in unsanitary kitchens, so sanitation is pest control.
When cockroach infestations are severe; asthma among children is common, and many people have allergic reactions to cockroach excrement and their shed skins (exoskeletons). Symptoms can be mild to severe such as congestion, sneezing, watery eyes, coughing, wheezing and difficulty breathing. In rare cases bronchial inflammation caused by cockroaches can be life threatening.
The world has changed overnight due to a pandemic, our lifestyles, and the way we conduct our business. There are unpredictable but often preventable pest problems that occur based on our behavior and physical changes to our property. Ecologic Entomology has provided just a few examples of how changes in human behavior, and the structures we live and work in, has increased the needs for pest services nationwide and here in Massachusetts.
If you find yourself with a pest problem we are happy to investigate, assess, and recommend a solution that’s right for you.
We strictly follow a customized Integrated Pest Management Plan to control your problem pest. We pride ourselves in not over promising and underdelivering. Our technicians are required to perform a thorough inspection on each visit. We work with homeowners and business owners to eliminate the issue and work with you for further prevention. We also do not require yearly service plans. However it may be necessary to return for future inspections and treatments to completely eliminate your pests