Why Pest Control Is Important? (Charlotte Exterminators)

February 18, 2020

Pest infestation is an enormous problem for residents of Charlotte. Though some are a mere nuisance, most pests cause economic damages and health problems. Add to that is the continued stress that they bring to homeowners. Pests like mosquitoes, cockroaches, termites, flies, rats, and mice are very destructive in nature and their population can go out of hand if not acted on. 

There are probably a dozen types of pests in Charlotte households, and each one of these types brings in different types of problems. They hide in your kitchen, living room, bedrooms, bathrooms, basement, and attic.

This is why pest control is very important for both homeowners and businesses. Charlotte exterminators make sure that pests are gotten rid of to make homes safe and free from pathogens caused by these pests. Your home is supposed to be your own personal space, a safe haven that you retreat to after a long, hard day at work. Pests are not supposed to be a part of it. For this reason, it is very important for you to take all the necessary steps to control them.

This is why Go-Forth Pest Control, the premier pest control company in the Charlotte area, would like to share with you some tips and tricks on how to prevent pests from happening. But first, let us identify the kinds of pests that have terrorized homeowners over the years.  


Cockroaches are said to be the filthiest creatures on earth. They thrive in the dirtiest places and do not mind eating the dirtiest of things. They feed on feces, rotten food, dead animals and insects, and anything that is in your garbage. They even eat their own kind. Due to these dirty habits, cockroaches harbor several bacteria and viruses—especially in their legs—making them carriers and transmitters of various deadly diseases. Among the diseases that cockroaches transmit are cholera, typhoid fever, diarrhea, and salmonella. They can also cause food poisoning. Disease transmission usually occurs when we eat food that is contaminated with roach droppings, saliva, urine, and vomit.

There are more than 4,000 identified species of cockroaches. Most of them live in forests, where they are beneficial to the environment. Only a few of them are actual pests. Here in the United States, there are four types of cockroaches that are common to household owners: American, German, Oriental, and brown-banded cockroaches.

Roaches are very sturdy insects. They can survive one whole month without food, and one whole week without water. They can even live with their heads cut off. They breathe through the tiny holes found all over their bodies. They die only because they cannot drink water without their heads.

Due to the dangers, they pose on homeowners, eliminating them should be a top priority.  


This is not to make you panic, but mosquitoes are said to be the most dangerous creatures on the planet. Every year, they kill millions of people all over the world, a distinction not shared by the most terrifying animals on earth. Mosquitoes have killed more people than all the wars in history combined.

It is hard to believe that mosquitoes are that deadly; they look so tiny and fragile.  They could not even seem to fly correctly. But the reality is they are transmitters of various deadly diseases.  Among these diseases are dengue fever, malaria, West Nile fever, Chikungunya, and Zika virus. Female mosquitoes are bloodsuckers, while the males feed only on nectar. This is because only the female mosquitoes have the necessary mouthparts to suck blood. They also need blood in order to produce eggs and ensure the survival of their species. Female mosquitoes love to breed in standing water, which is why one of the most important things to do to get rid of them is to take away old items that can hold water for a long time.

Mosquitoes have poor eyesight and are clumsy fliers, but they make up for this with their heightened senses. To find their hosts, they sense carbon dioxide emitted by humans. They also use human scent.  

Mice & Rats

Mickey Mouse is a loveable character, but there is nothing loveable with his real-life relatives and friends.  Mice and rats can do considerable damage to property. Their incisors are constantly growing all their lives, thus they have a need to continuously chew on something so it would stop growing. That is why they always chew on boxes, cardboards, clothes, furniture, food, and even electrical wirings and gas pipes. They are also known to tear through walls.

Mice and rats are also capable of transmitting deadly diseases. These include rat-bite fever, leptospirosis, plague, salmonella, and Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome. Transmission is made through contamination of food and water by their droppings, urine, saliva, and vomit. Or even just by crawling on them. These rodents like to groom themselves, but that does not mean they are clean. They are not. Rats and mice like to live in sewers and rummage through garbage bins.

Knowing their behaviors will help you get rid of them. Both rats and mice are nocturnal. When they go out of their nests to look for food, they make sure to crawl just beside the walls since they are not comfortable crawling out in the open. Once you see a single rat, there are definitely more of them within your territory. Rats and mice are highly social creatures, and they live together in a single nest. When you spot them in your home, it is best to act on the infestation at once. Female rats and mice are capable of reproducing at the age of 5 weeks and can produce a new set of offspring every 3 weeks.  

Bed Bugs

Bed bugs are tiny parasites that suck the blood of humans and other animals. Their bodies are flat, oval in shape, brown in color, and about the size of an apple seed. However, they bloat and turn red after a blood meal. Bed bugs came to the United States and they victimized millions of homeowners until the 1950s when advancements in pest control technology got rid of them. They came back in the 1990s, and experts pointed out improvements in travel, as more and more Americans traveled either for business or for pleasure. Right now, bed bugs are stronger than ever and have increased in numbers more than ever before.

Bed bugs have mouth parts that allow them to suck blood. They inject an enzyme that acts anaesthesia, and another one for sucking blood. Their bites would eventually become itchy and become unsightly after 7 days to 14 days. Aside from that, bed bugs are high health risks. According to the three U.S. government agencies namely the United States Department of Agriculture, the Center For Disease Control, and Environmental Protection Agency, bed bugs can cause stress, anxiety, social isolation, insomnia, and even depression.

At first, you can find bed bugs in your mattresses, bed frames, headboards, and pillowcases.  Eventually, infestation would become heavy and they would scatter around the house. They like to hide in cracks and crevices, drawers, electrical sockets, furniture, carpets, ceilings, and cabinets.  Bed bugs reproduce quickly and it would be very hard to stop them once they spread thus it is necessary to leave this on the hands of a bed bud control company in Charlotte, North Carolina.


Ants are a nuisance to have around the house. They have individual patrollers who are out to find food all the time. Food that is left exposed on the table are sitting ducks for ants. Once a single patroller finds it, it sends out pheromones which would indicate to its fellow ants that there is food to be had. In a matter of minutes, your food is gone!

Ants also bite without any provocation. And their bites hurt. Ants may be hard workers, but they are insects that we are better off not having.

Why Is Pest Control Important?

Pest control is important in many ways. Here are the benefits of controlling pests.

Pest control keeps us away from lots of nasty diseases. Mosquitoes, roaches, rats, mice, bed bugs, and fleas. These insects are all dangerous to one’s health. Using pest control to get rid of them makes us a lot safer.

A cleaner environment.  Good housekeeping keeps pests away. Conversely, a pest-free environment keeps our house tidy as well. The presence of pests will surely make our houses look dirty just with their presence alone.

Saves you money. Pests like mice, rats, ants, termites, and moths will damage your property. In the case of rodents, they are fire hazards as well because they sometimes chew on electric wires and gas pipes.

Pest control protects your business. Restaurants and food manufacturing businesses are vulnerable to damage caused by roaches and rodents. These pests can totally damage the reputation of any business with a single picture splashed all over the internet.

If you need the services of the ant exterminators in Charlotte with the best reviews call Go-Forth Pest Control. Call us now for more information!

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