Pests That Spread
There are some things in life that we wish we could multiply to no end, like good movies, a paycheck, and a night out with the family. For every situation that we wish to multiply, there are a dozen others that just do it on their own, and pests are no exception. One soon becomes two, and before you know it, those two turn into a hundred. Out of all the pests around, there are a select few that can multiply at an incredibly rate, and by extension, are the ones you should look out for. Join us today as we go over those pests.
One fly is annoying, but how do you feel about 191,000,000,000,000,000,000 of them? That is how many one pair of flies can make in the matter of four months, so long as all of their offspring survive and reproduce. Now, the chances that you will get up to this astronomical number is very slim, especially when you consider that the average lifespan of a fly is 28 days, but it is still an impressive feat. Flies can lay hordes of eggs at a time, which will hatch into maggots, molt, and eventually become a fly.
The bane of the existence of every homeowner, termites are annoying and dangerous in their own right. However, what is really dangerous about these pests is the rate that they can reproduce. Once a colony is up and fully functioning, the queen termite can lay up to 6,000 eggs a day. Sure, just like with the fly, termites have a short shelf life, but they can easily make up those lost numbers in no time. To make matters worse, a colony can have multiple queens, meaning that one little grouping can spread into a massive infestation in little time.
As the old adage goes “If there is one cockroach, there is bound to be several more.” This is not due to the fact that roaches travel in packs, but rather to the incredibly rate at which they multiply. Most roaches will lay a few egg capsules after mating, and these capsules contain around 13 eggs. Some species will lay capsules every day, so you can imagine how quickly one little gathering can spiral out of control.
All of these pests, while being pesky in their own right, are great breeders, and should be taken seriously from the start. All it takes is for one pairing to hide away somewhere, and before you know it, you have a real rough infestation on your hands.
Thankfully, the advanced pest-control techniques that we employ will get the pests out, and get all of them before they have time to exacerbate the problem. If you think you have a pest problem, give us a call right away before things really turn south!