The thing about pests is that they are nasty and there are not many people that don’t mind them around. Small kids have a fear of monsters in the closet while adults might have a fear of flying. The fear that we have is usually based on some kind of information that we have been given. It is not as likely that we have a personal encounter that has caused us some level of fear. You might see a story about a plane crash and a kid hears a scary story. When it comes to pests there are some great reasons behind the fear that people have. The interesting thing is that there are pests that are a benefit to you and the earth. They are needed which include bees and even termites. They are a problem when they start to get in your house and space but why are these tiny critters so feared? A-Tex Pest Management lists common reasons why some people fear pests so much.
Pests Can Come in Large Groups
If you end up with a raccoon on your porch that is usually all you have. One raccoon that has found its way to your house and is looking for food. The same cannot be said for many other pests. One of the reasons that a person might fear pests is the sheer numbers that they might come in. The majority of pests live in groups such as a colony or nest. When you start to see pests in and around your home it is scary to think that there are actually hundreds and even thousands might be there too. You never want to have anything come in the thousands at you and in your house. That is why there are some people with a fear of pests based on the number that exist.
Many Pests Carry Disease Causing Germs
If you were told to go and eat your lunch in the bathroom most people will say no thank you. Why? The reason is because most people don’t want to eat in the same area as they use the bathroom. Even though we clean the bathroom it is still not a place that you want to eat. Well pests don’t have that same type of problem and are happy to use the bathroom and walk right through it looking for food. That means they are nasty and they can spread their urine and feces on food and other surfaces. This can track around bacteria that will then make you sick.
Some Pests Can Bite and/or Sting
They might be small but there are pests that might bite and sting leaving you with an itch or pain. There are some that when they do bite or sting they can transfer disease that will send you to a health care professional. You want to be cautious about what type of pest has bitten you and what risks they might bring.