There are big populations of pests living in some cities. These pests are harmful to human health and pets. Birds, dogs, cats, and fish are common household pets. We spend money on taking care of them. Dog and cat food can be missing if we have rats on our property. Many homeowners keep dog and cat food in the garage. If the rats discover it they are sure to begin to consume it. All pests look for sources of food and sometimes try to live on the property to ensure a continued supply of food. This is why we have to keep the kitchen door and the windows shut at all times. The garage needs to be ventilated and has to have sunlight as well. Pests hide in damp and dark places.

Sometimes rats can bite humans and this will require a trip to the hospital for rabies injections. To make the house rat-proof, you need to keep it clean and dispose of the trash on time. If you live in Houston, you can have many pests in your house due to the hot and humid weather. Before the rainy season begins get the house fumigated as a preventive measure. Pest control services can be found online and you have to select a better company to get the best results.

The licensed and insured exterminators do a better job. They offer pest management services to prevent damage to homes and structures. If your house is old and has never been treated it could be serving as host to termite colonies. These tiny insects can eat up beams, flooring and also the inside of walls. They also like to eat plywood and paper. It is advisable to get the house inspected by a professional pest controller and get rid of the termite colonies as soon as possible to prevent further damage.

After the rains water may collect in the yard due to poor grading. In such a situation mosquito may begin to breed in the standing water. The mosquito population in the area will increase unless you get rid of the mosquitoes once and for all. Mosquito bites give people malaria and it is always better to be safe than be sorry. If the rainwater seeps through the foundation you can have a damp basement where mold and mildew will begin to grow. You will need an exterminator to fumigate the area and then keep it dry at all times. Mold and mildew cause allergies in humans and pets. Skin allergies, asthma, and other respiratory disorders can all be prevented when you take timely action. Insects such as cockroaches also cause asthma,

especially in children. Pests are also known to cause Lyme disease, urinary tract infections, intestinal infections, dysentery, dengue, and food poisoning. They are also carriers of viruses that affect human health. Professional medical treatment is required for the elderly in case they develop serious health issues due to pests on the property. Prevent damage to the house and protect the health of the family by getting the house fumigated regularly. If you see insects in the house call the pest control services to eradicate them.