Archive for September 20, 2018
Rats, mice, and squirrels have long since been pest species for human society around the world for millennia. They do more than bite and scratch; these destructive animals are voracious eaters and reproduce rapidly, and this can wreak havoc on a local human settlement or farm. In medieval and ancient times, cats and dogs were used to hunt down and eat intruding rodents like these, but even today, these rodents are a serious problem anywhere. The world’s food supply is a constant target; it is believed that up to 20% of the entire world’s food supply is contaminated by rats and mice, and without the work of the pest control industry, rodents and insects of varying species could consume or ruin up to half of the world’s food supply. This all causes untold damage and expenses once the harm is done, so prevention is a necessary step to keep unwanted rodents and other pests out of food supplies and buildings alike.