Safeguarding Your Home Against Mosquitoes with Pest Control
Singapore is no stranger to mosquito infestations. Our perpetually warm and humid climate is ideal for these bloodsuckers to breed and thrive. Indeed, our annual dengue reports speaks volumes about the dangers of tolerating mosquitoes in our midst. Moreover, the threat is amplified when you have vulnerable people living in your household, such as kids, the elderly, and folks with poor immune systems. In this article, we will explore the potential damages that an unchecked mosquito infestation can do, and how professional services like a pest control company in Singapore can help safeguard your home against them.
The Dangers of Mosquito Infestations
It’s common knowledge that mosquitoes have the potential to spread serious diseases to humans. Singapore’s dengue outbreaks are a well-documented yearly affair that we continue to wrestle with, and perhaps, for those of us who are fortunate enough not to have been on the receiving end of these diseases, it’s easy to underestimate the dangers that mosquitoes post. According to a study done by the NEA, mosquitoes carry the most vectors, or disease-carrying organisms out of all common pests — a whopping 6 in total. These include dengue, zika, and malaria. Mosquitoes aren’t just a threat to humans; they also carry diseases and parasites that dogs and horses are susceptible to. If you have a dog at home, getting bitten could result in dog heartworms.
Another factor that makes mosquito infestations so dangerous is the ease of which one can pop up. All it takes is a moment of negligence — a small puddle of stale water surrounding your plant pot, in your bathroom, or on your window sill, is basically an open invitation for mosquitoes to make themselves at home. Even inconspicuous places like bottle caps could be a potential breeding ground. It’s also difficult to check for stale water in hard to reach places around the neighbourhood, such as drains and other tiny crevasses. This is why pest management is essential to the general health and safety of every neighbourhood, as these professionals know exactly where to look and how to deal with mosquito infestations.
How Pest Control Safeguards Your Home
When a mosquito infestation gets out of control, or if you have a suspicion that there could be one but can’t locate the source of the infestation, it’s often better to solicit the help of a pest control company in Singapore. Well established companies have years of experience in pest management and have witnessed and solved all kinds of pest issues at home, at the workplace, and in public spaces. As mentioned earlier, when it comes to mosquito infestations for instance, these pest management professionals know exactly where to look and the best way to get rid of them. Here at Ridpest, we provide a wide range of mosquito control services, such as fogging, misting, and larvaeciding. While you might already be familiar with fogging and misting, both of which are commonly seen — and smelled — in your neighbourhood, larvaeciding is a silent worker that often goes unnoticed. Essentially, we drop odourless poison in hard-to-reach puddles to kill off mosquito larva before they have a chance to grow into fully fledged mosquitoes.
Besides relying on a pest control company in Singapore, you can do your part to minimise the chances of an infestation sprouting out in your home and neighbourhood. We recommend doing your due diligence in checking your home regularly, especially in areas you know are prone to accumulating puddles, such as your balcony or yard, window sills, and covered areas in the open. There are also mosquito repellent spray and patches that you can get at your local store; do ensure that the chemicals contained are as harmless as possible.
For a peace of mind, seek professional pest management help with Ridpest. More information about our services can be found on our website.