When should you
call an Exterminator?
Among the interventions needed to keep a healthy and clean home, there are two trades that come together and complement each other in the field of hygiene to fight any temptation orchestrated by the oldest occupants of this land: the insects, parasitics and rodents that infest our agglomerations and living environments.
Types and degrees of contamination.
The greater Montreal, South Shore and North Shore regions are among the major cities affected by this scourge, which is in fact an integral part of the fauna and flora system. Its invaders settle in residential homes, disturb the official occupants and try to dislodge them. The Montreal exterminator knows the problem well, he lives it every day.
These species such as spiders, cockroaches, Germanic cockroaches, ants, fleas, bedbugs, mice and rats… etc were residents of the world long before the arrival of man. If it is so difficult to annihilate them it is also because they play their role in the ecosystem, and to permanently exterminate them from nature would be a serious mistake since every living being has a role to play in the cycle of life.
How to prevent the infestation of undesirables in your home:
The majority of critters and rodents seek to occupy your interior for the following reasons:
- They are looking for a warm and humid home,
- They find food in abundance,
- there is not too much movement of their natural predators
Prevention is the best way to reduce the risk of invasion at the beginning of each spring, it is necessary to call on your exterminator , to check the condition of the house from the outside:
- are there any holes around?
- nests of ant wasps or others that are getting ready?
- Inside the dwelling, periodic housekeeping is the best way to prevent mishaps.
- Vacuuming mattresses and upholstered furniture significantly reduces the installation of bedbugs for example.
- Washing floors with disinfectants with citrus aromas flushes out harmful insects.
- Dusting is also very important, since it does not let spider colonies develop quietly.
- Cleaning and washing windows and the best way to chase away intruders who are looking for a safe place to lay eggs.
- A professional housekeeper who periodically cleans your interior may discover contamination when she leaves and suddenly the task of the exterminator will be easier and the customer’s bill will not be too salty.
Hantavirus, definition and mode of transmission
Hantavirus is a severe lung syndrome caused by a virus. It is secreted in the urine, feces and saliva of infected animals. Most often these are rodents. When humans come into direct or indirect contact with these secretions, the virus is transmitted to them. Ditto when they are bitten by infected rodents.
However, the virus is not transmitted from human to human, only from animal to human. This type of disease is called zoonoses because they can only be transmitted to humans through an animal. It has been found that domestic animals (apart from the domestic rat) and livestock cannot contract hantavirus so there is every reason to believe that only rodents can carry it.
Symptoms of hantavirus
Being a lung disease, one of the characteristic symptoms of hantavirus is difficulty breathing. At the beginning of the disease, the infected person begins to feel fever, chills, headache and muscle pain.
It is about two weeks after the appearance of the first symptoms that they are usually accompanied by a feeling of shortness of breath. Nevertheless, this last manifestation of the disease can be observed after two days as after six weeks; it depends on the organism of the individual.
Hantavirus can also lead to kidney disease or infection. And although they are rare and very few people are prone to them, there is currently no treatment to combat these ailments. It is therefore better to be careful not to contract them.
Prevention is better than cure,
Invest in the cleaning of your interior and a preventive and complementary solution to the intervention of professional exterminator so as not to live the nightmare of being invaded by bibites…