Could you imagine what life would be like without Pest Control?
In Rhode Island and the rest of the nation there have been a lot of debate in the news and on the web about the subject of the Safety of
Pesticides and if there is a need for Pest Control Companies. Most opinions are quite heated either for or against. Both sides have some
very good points and should be researched.Pest Control a very brief history. Since the beginning of time there has been a need for Pest
Control. Chemical Pesticides date back 4,500 years, when the Ancient Sumerians used sulfur compounds as insecticides. The Egyptians
and Chinese used herbs and oils to control insects and pests. The Chinese also used arsenic as an insecticide in gardens.
Some Pest Control Facts:
- It is Estimated that Termites cause $5Billion in property damage per year. With out any Pest Control Pest insects would easily consume up to 50% of our Agricultural products.
- Rodents eat 15-20% of the worlds food supplies.
- Cockroaches carry allergens that affect 8% of people in the United States.
- Pests carry diseases like Malaria, Histoplasmosis, Plague, Lyme Disease, West Nile Virus, Rat Bite Fever and Salmonella to just name a few but the list goes on and on.
- Rodents such as Mice, Rats and Squirrels chew on wires and cause fires.
- Most restaurants would have to close down to protect public health.
- 1/2 million people visit the ER because of bites and stings from Pests annually.
- Bed Bugs were almost eliminated in the U.S. until over regulation of products helped bring about their return with a vengeance.
- In 2012 there was an estimated 207 Million cases of Malaria world wide.
These Pest Control facts occur even with Thousands of qualified Pest Control experts throughout the United States. Could you imagine
what life would be like without Pest Control? I can especially after reading a little bit of history. Some of which is The Black Plague in Europe
in the fourteenth century, when millions of people, approximately 1/3 of Europe's population died from a mysterious disease, caused from
Fleas on Rats. Today known as Bubonic Plague. Irelands Great Potato Famine caused by a fungus called Late Blight. This Pest
Dramatically changed the history of both the U.S. and Ireland. In Kansas The Grasshopper Plague of 1874. Millions of grasshoppers or
Locusts swarmed into Kansas devastating crops.I hope this Post helps a little bit about the importance of Pest Control and the Pesticides