Between 1347 and 1351 humanity fought with one of the ruthless and most effective killers at that time. One which would obliterate between 70 million and 200 million people across Europe and Asia combined, a massive genocide which diminished Europe’s population by almost 60%. The killer’s name was Yersinia Pestis, and it was commonly known as the plague or the Black Death. We, at Miller Pest & Termite, are here to make sure history doesn’t repeat itself.
Sure, the pest control in Omaha no longer has to deal with the black plague today, since modern medicine has eliminated its impact. But at the time people thought it was the literal end of the world, especially because they were unable to identify the causes. God’s wrath, the supernatural or witchcraft, all were considered to have triggered the doomsday, and it was only years later that the true culprit was found.
It was the regular rat flea, which was infected with the Yersinia pestis bacterium that was spreading the disease. And in the dark ages, intense farming and agriculture, combined with poor hygiene and a lack of scientific and medical development, pests were swarming the cities, wherever they could find food and means to reproduce.
Despite the numerous advancements in medicine, agriculture, technology and so on, we still haven’t eradicated pests from our living grounds. Constant protective measures need to be put in place to make sure pests are kept away from human populations, and we are not only talking about rats.
Pest control in Omaha also deals with termites, wasps, spiders, fleas, roaches, along with any other bugs, insects or rodents that may invade homes, residential areas or commercial spaces. Left unsupervised, pests’ population will spiral out of control, cause structural damages, like in the case of termites, and, most importantly, increase the risk of spreading diseases.
A rat, for instance, will defecate and urinate up to 60 times a day, which will result in it spoiling more than ten times the food it eats in one go. And a rat eats about 15 to 25 times a day. As a result, a rat infestation can create an environment where humans can no longer sustain themselves. For these reasons, a meticulous and effective pest control program needs to be put in place, not only when dealing with rats, but with every other species of insect or animal that could be considered as pests.
Usually, it is extremely difficult to identify a pest invasion on your own or take the necessary measures to control or remove it. Mice, rats, fleas, bugs, and termites usually hide from plain sight, dig tunnels bellow or through the structure of the home, and will only come out to feed or when they are already too many to be controlled.
This is why the services of pest control in Omaha are necessary to keep pests at bay effectively and Miller Pest & Termite offer some of the most extensive services in this regard. Pests don’t have a place near human habitats and we will make sure it stays that way.