Spanish Fork, Utah
Due to the average climate of Spanish Fork, the city has a common pest problem, these critters include termites, rodents, bees, ants, cockroaches etc. Warm summers and cold winters provide a programmed routine for pests that enter homes in search of shelter and food.
Utah is the thirteenth largest and the tenth least densely populated out of the fifty and thirty-third most populated State in the US. It is also one of the ‘four corners’ states, it is bordered by Colorado to the east, Idaho to the north, Nevada in the west, Wyoming in the north and east, Arizona to the south and at a slight point, New Mexico to the south east. Utah has a lot of natural heritage due to the warmth and humidity as well as the cold weather that the State experiences. Spanish Fork gets on average 29 inches of rainfall, 51 inches of snowfall and 226 days of sunshine per year. The month of July has the hottest days with temperatures reaching 93 degrees and the month of January has the coldest days with temperatures dropping to 20 degrees. The city’s hot summers and cold winters provide the ideal environment for pests such as rodents and insects to survive in, and is also one of the main reasons why pests tend to enter homes during summer and winter to escape the extreme weather and find food and shelter.
Not only are pests a nuisance, they are also very harmful to the health of humans and pets. The most common pest are rodents and cockroaches, if they aren’t dealt with when they are first spotted, infestations can increase and cause a lot of harm to residents. Some rodents carry up to 25 diseases, which are easily and rapidly spread through their urine and droppings. Some of these diseases include rat bite fever, salmonellosis, swine dysentery and toxoplasmosis.
Rodents are also very dirty creatures that travel through sewers, rubbish etc. to find food. They can easily contaminate food which, if consumed, can cause humans to become seriously ill. They also breed incredibly fast, as soon as homeowners notice they have a rodent problem, they should immediately contact a pest controller to get rid of them. If the problem is left, a minor infestation of two mice could turn into a large, uncontrollable infestation of hundreds of mice.
Cockroaches can leave a negative and potentially lethal effect on humans’ health and well-being. They can live for up to three months without food and one month without water, they can be present and breeding in homes for months before they are detected by home owners. Cockroaches carry a lot of harmful bacteria and diseases such as salmonella and E coli, which many people are allergic to. If contaminated food is consumed, people can experience extreme stomach aches, sickness and diarrhea, which can be extremely harmful and lethal to people with weak immune systems, pregnant women and children.
Many homeowners attempt to get rid of pests themselves before they contact an exterminator. The most common reason for this is to save money. There are a number of different methods used to get rid of them, the most common ones include filling and blocking holes on the inside and outside of a property with steel wool to prevent them from entering homes, fix water leaks to cut off water supplies for cockroaches as they love damp/warm conditions and store food and utensils in pest-proof glass and metal containers to starve pests and prevent contamination. Although these methods work on minor pest infestations, they are unsuccessful on anything more than a single mouse or a small number of cockroaches.
The most successful and reliable method of pest controlling is hiring a contracted and licensed pest controller to deal with the problem. They have all the specialist knowledge and equipment to quickly and thoroughly rid homes of pests and offer reliable advice on preventing future infestations. Mattinson Pest Control is a professional and expert company that provides high quality pest controlling services. They complete a detailed inspection of homes, identify the pests and the hazards they carry and offer homeowners options and solutions before completing a thorough and successful extermination process. Other companies in Spanish Fork that provide great quality pest controlling services and advice are EcoPlus Pest Control and Wasatch Pest Control. Most pest control companies provide a similar and highly effective service in eliminating pests from residential homes.