Spread of Diseases

A World Without Pest Control

Pest control is something that most people take for granted, especially in developed countries where these types of companies are readily available. Since people in the United States have not grown up with a lack of pest control options, they do not give any serious thought to what life would be like if services to control pests did not exist. What most people do not realize is that many parts of the world would rapidly become uninhabitable without services to control pests to protect food crops and prevent the spread of deadly diseases.

In order to get a glimpse into what life would be like without any companies to kill various vermin and pests, all we need to do is take a look back at history. Arthropods have been commonly associated with the spread of disease ever since history began to be recorded. One of the oldest and most famous ecological events involving the spread of disease by pests was the Black Plague, also known as the Black Death. This was one of the most horrific pandemics in the history of the world. It was responsible for killing roughly 75 to 200 million people in Europe during the years 1348-50. An estimated 30 to 60 percent of the population of Europe was killed by the Black Plague. Scientists believe that this pandemic was started by Oriental rat fleas that lived on black rats that could often be found on merchant ships. The population of Europe did not completely recover for 150 years.

To be certain, pest control services are necessary to ensure the good health of people all over the world. For example, consider the devastating effects of malaria. In 2010, there were 289 million cases of malaria around the world. These resulted in 836,000 deaths. 90 percent of these cases occurred in parts of the world with little or no pest control. Due to its high level of pest control, the United States has very few cases of malaria. Yellow fever and typhus are two more health hazards typically spread by fleas, mosquitoes and rodents that would be a serious threat to human civilization if pests were not being controlled.

Protection of food

Our food would also be in jeopardy if pests were not being controlled. Food that is found in storage or manufacturing areas would quickly become a breeding ground for pests, rendering the food completely unusable. Food that is found in businesses, homes, grocery stores and food processing plants would all be at risk if the pest population started to rise at a rapid rate. Also, world hunger would quickly become an epidemic. This is because safe pesticides are used to protect most major food crops such as vegetables, fruits, corn and wheat from being eaten by pests. These crops would be feasted on by pests if pesticides did not exist.

If you live in the Henderson or Las Vegas areas and you are having problems with rodents, cockroaches, spiders, crickets or any other pests, call Intrusion Pest Control to get a free estimate. There is no need for you to live with cockroaches or rodents in your Las Vegas or Henderson home. Get protected today. 702-280-4549 or contact us

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