Different types of pest harbouring in Australia cost the continent billions of dollars annually. The massacre is prominent in the production spheres and irreparable environmental damage besides risking the lives of innumerable native species across the continent.
The Flora and fauna of Australia are indeed iconic, and versatile adding more to its thriving biodiversity. Sadly, it also is home to arrays of troublesome pests that can prove to be quite dangerous to its delicate ecosystem balance.
Not all pests indeed pose threats to humans and nature like bees. Nevertheless, several pests are fairly harmful or maybe deadly at times.
Usually less dangerous yet menacing pests that keep the pest controllers in Australia preoccupied are cockroaches, mice, possums, spiders, insects, ants, etc. Venomous spiders are also not uncommon. These pests dwell across a variety of atmospheric conditions and environments.
Pests cause huge damage to us, ruining our food production and leading to food crises in extreme cases. Who in Australia needs a reminder of the precarious situation during a rat plague?
It completely jeopardizes our natural cropping system, and adversely affects the quality of living across the continent. Rural or urban, the signs of the massacre are vividly prominent everywhere when a rat plague hits us here. Besides damaging our agricultural produce and food production, it parasites our livestock and brings health hazards to humans.
The accessibility to and availability of food is seriously compromised as they damage our agricultural produce. The noticeable gap between the shortage of supply and the usual damage leads to a compromising food security situation.
Plus, stored products insects and pests contaminate and waste finished products (instant edible food items) in food storage units, food stores, and outlets.
This results in food inflation, which further puts the people in a miserable situation. Reports also indicate that it causes a shift to the usual food preference of the population.
Food premises happen to offer ideal living conditions for pestering creatures to live and reproduce. Local eateries, restaurants, and food outlets are some of such places where pests can easily multiply if left uncontrolled. It can cast a severe impact and cause utter consequences to the health of the consumers.
The design and construction of the building play crucial roles in launching a proper pest control attack on the nuisances. Both the external and internal layout along with the building construction material has to be such that discourages pest harbourage of any kind via ensuring the blockage of their access.
The design and planning of the pipe system and drain (the gutter), vents, and windows need special attention. Proper and timely maintenance of the building after construction and occupancy adds to the protection against pests initiative further.
Pest Infection, Pest Treatment, and Pest Disinfection by professional pest controllers right from the onset of the issue help minimize the damages significantly. On-site review, consultancy and pest prevention measures beforehand ensure eliminating the scope of infestation ever.
The encouraging factors that are prominent are hassle-free food accessibility, humid atmosphere, negligence of people in keeping clean messed up hideouts at home/offices/shops, etc.
Pest control tactics might not be spectacularly effective in combatting the rat plague, but they can minimize and sideline other aggravating pest situations considerably.
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