Imagine if pests were allowed to multiply freely and
IS that the kind of future you want or what you want to leave behind for your children?
Pest infestation in Sri Lanka is not considered a serious threat unless Dengue causalities are on a rise or properties have been destroyed due to termite damage. Hence the real problem gets swept under the carpet more often than not and by the time the citizens realise the problem, it is often too late.
However throughout history we see plenty of examples of negative impact pests have had on society due to the failure to control or ineffective methods to prevent control of pests. The homeowners keep toying around the idea until one day they realise that when they open the cupboard they adored and kept in a corner of the home, is completely destroyed from within thanks to termites or when it is time for a dinner they open the cupboard and find out cockroaches ruling over all those expensive sets of porcelain they were hoping will glitter and dazzle on the dining table.
Did you know that during the sixth century the bubonic plague also known as the Black Plague killed millions of people? The disease was caused by fleas from the infected rats biting humans. Studies revealed that if 5% of food loss is prevented from rodent damage could feed 34% of the undernourished population of the world. And we all know Sri Lanka cannot deny the threat of food scarcity into the future.
Deaths caused by Mosquitoes borne disease have risen to over 1 Million a year. Mosquitoes carry many potentially fatal diseases including dengue fever, malaria, Zika virus, West Nile virus, Aarboviral Encephalitis and Yellow Fever.
Termites cause more than $30 billion in damage per year which is more than hurricanes and tornadoes put together.
It is proven that Cockroaches cause different type of infections such as Salmonellosis, Typhoid fever, Cholera, Gastroenteritis, Dysentery, Leprosy, Plague, Campy lobacteriosis, Listeriosis, Giardia and contributing to causing asthma.
House flies are strongly suspected of transmitting at least 65 diseases to humans, including typhoid fever, dysentery, cholera, poliomyelitis, anthrax, leprosy and tuberculosis.
The potential impact resulting from bed bugs in hotel rooms include:
Even though pests look small and harmless, the negative impact they have on society is tremendous.
So does the world need pest control? YES INDEED.