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 issues in pest control tend to be pests like bed bugs and rodents.
The downside to bringing many people from far away places together is the spread of bed bugs. Bed bugs are a large pest problem within cities because of the ability for them to spread easily and to be carried by their hosts. They are incredibly small and can go months without food, making it very easy to bring a contaminated item to many different locations before bed bugs are ever discovered.
Americans who have encountered bed bugs tend to be younger, live in urban areas and rent their homes. This is a large portion of the Newton population and the number of bed bug incidents is rapidly rising every year. Bed bugs were almost eradicated after WWII, but 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 to bed bugs, 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, turning a pair of rats to 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.
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