Most Indians consider pest control as unessential part of their household and industrial hygiene and unwanted expense. Therefore, they pay a huge price in the form of hospital bills, medicines, material losses and unpaid leave. Not to mention the agony that disease and losses bring about.
Regular pest control of home, offices, factories and warehouses is therefore a necessity rather than luxury. And pest control is a must after monsoon season for several reasons. Let’s start by understanding a little about Indian monsoons and other factors.
India & Monsoons: An Overview
India experiences three to five months of heavy rainfall from late-May to early October every year, depending upon your location. Generally, Indian monsoons are wet and humid. Rainfall also varies during these months due to climatic phenomenon such as low and high pressure zones forming in the upper atmosphere.
Furthermore, every state in India is at various levels of development. While some states are highly industrialized and boast every infrastructure available in a developed country, others remain as backward as remote parts of Africa.
According to latest figures, around 24.39 percent of India is under forest and tree cover. These provide ideal breeding grounds for various kinds of flora and fauna. A lot of these breed during monsoons.
Unfortunately, there are several gray patches in personal hygiene among Indians despite rising literacy levels. Consequently, hygiene at personal, household, social and industrial level takes a heavy beating which helps to avoid falling sick during monsoon season.
These factors contribute towards making pest control a must after monsoons season.
Pest Control after Monsoon: Importance
Due to the above reasons, pest control becomes a must after monsoon season. Here are some key factors why pest control is important.
Prevention of Snake Bites
Now that’s enough to scare anyone. India is home to various species of venomous snakes that live in forests, grassy areas and deserted places. Regardless of their venomous nature, snakes are generally shy creatures that don’t attack humans without a tangible threat.
It’s common knowledge that snakes live in pits in forests, grass covered areas, deserted places and other such locations. Heavy rains forces snakes to leave their pits and seek shelter elsewhere. Hence, they creep into homes, offices, industrial installations, factories and warehouses and take shelter. Snakes fastidiously avoid being visible and aren’t easy to detect.
If you’re living near forested areas or empty grounds, swamps, lakes and other water bodies or at plush housing complex with amazing gardens, there are very high chances a snake can crawl into your home and hide under cupboard, bed or any dark, damp and quiet place. And they can attack a person who tries to clean the place, unaware there’s a snake lying there silently.
Pest control staff are well trained to counter such threats. Usually, they’ll spot tell-tale signs of snakes at a premises and take proper care to trap it. Snakes left unremoved after monsoons from your premises will breed. And that can become a colossal problem for any premise owner.
Removal of Rodents
Rodents are equally dangerous as snakes though in an altogether different manner. Rat urine can cause a dreadful disease known as leptospirosis. Furthermore, rats tend to gnaw at everything, regardless whether it’s an expensive piece of furniture or clothing, electrical wires or sacks of food stuff. And spotting a rat at home or office while hosting people can prove extremely embarrassing.
Rats can wreak havoc on stored goods, furniture, expensive garments and other personal belongings. Electrical wires left exposed by gnawing rats can lead to accidents, short-circuits and fires that can destroy pricey electronics and appliances or set your premises ablaze. Fleas that breed on rat skin are a known cause for typhus and plague.
Eliminating Insects and Worms
Termites, ants of all kinds, spiders, mosquito’s, different kinds of worms and lots of other small creatures take shelter on your premises. They breed and begin multiplying in numbers. Termites can bring down entire buildings. Spiders can accidentally trigger food poisoning. It’s well known that mosquito’s carry disease such as Malaria, Dengue, Chikungunya, Zika and Yellow Fever to name a few.
Proper pest control helps eliminate these insects and worms from a premises. Since these insects and worms dwell in cracks, crevices, small holes, wet areas and other neglected places, it’s not easy to detect them. Only a pest control expert can identify these areas and take effective measures to rid your premises of these unwanted creatures while preventing losses and disease.
Domestic Bugs. Lizards & Other Pests
Bed bugs, silverfish and other very small insects live on clothing, bedding, livery and furnishings and furniture. While bed bugs are detectable since they bite humans for blood, other potentially harmful domestic pests are not even seen.
These creatures love damp and unhygienic conditions that prevail during monsoons. Hence, pest control is a must as it also helps you to avoid falling sick after monsoon season. Furthermore, these common pests can return again. However, proper pest control means you’ll be able to prevent them from re-entering your premises.
Lizards are natural pest control agents, in the sense, they devour mosquito’s and other insects for food. However, uncontrolled lizard population at home, office or other premises can prove harmful to human health in different ways.
This is an unknown enemy that is visible, causes extensive damage and is hard to combat. Fungus can destroy anything and everything. Fungal spores can cause severe medical conditions and lead to blindness. Fungus that grows during monsoons starts discharging spores naturally. These spores trigger severe allergy and can damage eyesight permanently.
Fungus grows on bathroom walls, wooden cabinets and even beds and clothes. Nowadays, a lot of pest control companies like HiCare offer special treatments to eliminate and prevent fungus from breeding on your premises.
Medical, hygiene, personal, household and industrial safety make pest control a must after monsoon season. It’s not an unwanted expense or luxury, if you consider the expenses on hospitalization or losses due to fire and other hazards. Pest control after monsoons can save lives by preventing snake bites and food poisoning. It’s an essential part of personal and general cleanliness.