Newton is a city surrounded by a substantial amount of rural land. Most of the people who frequent the area come from 30 minutes to an hour away, and from all directions. Many of the rural stores in surrounding areas are limited in supplies and close earlier than the shops in Newton, which is very appealing to the local farming communities.
In urban areas such as Newton, the main concern in pest control tends to be pests like bed bugs and rodents. Americans who have encountered bed bugs tend to be younger, live in urban areas and rent their homes. This describes a large portion of the Newton population.
Pests in Newton
The downside to bringing many people together from far away places is the spread of bed bugs. Bed bugs are a large pest problem within cities. This is because of their ability to spread easily and to be carried by their hosts. It’s easy to bring a contaminated item to many different locations before bed bugs are ever discovered. They’re incredibly small and can go months without food. Bed bugs were almost eradicated after WWII, but the number of bed bug incidents is rapidly rising every year. Recently, the number of bed bug infestations has increased by about 50% every year globally. Bed bugs are also appearing in places they weren’t found before with each coming year, with new and stranger hiding spots in fabrics we often overlook.
In addition, rodents often find themselves within walls or under floorboards of buildings. Vacant houses can often work as breeding grounds, and rodents will spread into neighboring homes. A rat, for instance, can swim up to a mile and fit in a hole the size of a quarter, or a gap 3/4 of an inch wide! It’s hard to keep them out, and they have every reason to want to come in. To make matters worse, it takes a rat 21-24 days to give birth, and a litter is typically 8-12 rats. This means a pair of rats turn into an infestation very quickly. Rats carry many diseases, and you shouldn’t handle rats OR their feces yourself.
In the case of rats and bed bugs, small problems can become large problems fast, and it’s a hard road to get them out once they move in. For all of your urban pest needs, call the Masters at Masters Pest Control and we can lead the way.
Trouble with Fleas in your area?
Fleas are very common problem in the northeast. The adult fleas in your house typically make up only 20% of the flea population. The remaining 80% will be in the egg, larval, or pupae stage.
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