A Deeper Look at the Challenges of Pest Control

Author: Kurt Treftz, Cascade Pest Control

History of Pest Control

Pests, by definition, are any organism that can harm humans, our shelter (homes), our food crops or our belongings. Humankind has been encountering pests throughout our earliest recorded history and we can rest assured our ancestors were “pestered” long before that.

pest control history started with farming

The ancient Sumerians, Egyptians, Chinese and Greeks used pesticides containing sulfur, herbs, and oils. They even used fire to control some pests. Later, with the advent of modern chemistry, newer pesticides were developed which were both far more effective and had health and environmental consequences. Since the advent of the EPA strict standards of testing and development have provided far safer pest control products.

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Pest & Rodent Behavior

Pests, whether they be insects or rodents, have successfully evolved to survive and even thrive. For them, it’s a matter of life and death and they go to great lengths to keep the territory they’ve gained.

For instance, rats can gnaw, climb, tunnel, and adapt to changing environments. But even more significant, they will fight for their territory—your home. And when they are removed or die, the population reservoir of rats outside your home will sense the undefended territory and move in recreating the infestation.

Here in the Pacific Northwest, with our mild climate and abundant moisture, we have plenty of pests, including carpenter ants and wasps. And we are particularly endowed with an abundance of rodents, both mice and rats. So each of us will sooner or later encounter some form of pest or rodent infestation.

You can wait—until you are lucky enough to notice the pests or rodents early, or until the infestations are so well established that you can’t help but notice them—and then do something. But with that strategy you risk pest damage—whether it’s termite damaged wood or attic insulation contaminated and shredded by rats. Each of our homes (& businesses) really need protection to prevent pest infestations in the first place and Cascade’s pest control service is designed to do just that—protect your home.

Cascade Pest Control Solutions

When Cascade Pest Control services your home or business, our professional technicians are trained to know pest and rodent behavior, what pests can do, and the specific approach or solution needed for controlling the pests with the environment and your safety top-of-mind. You can’t live with pests, but you need to know you can live with ease and comfort with how Cascade’s pest control measures are implemented.

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