How to get rid of insects
in a humid environment?
Thanks to constant humidity in certain rooms of the house such as the bathroom or due to a high rate of seasonal humidity, some unwanted insects colonize your living spaces. These moisture insects for the most part do not often pose a threat to humans. They can, however, damage property and provisions, and are an annoyance to the inhabitants of the house they invade. How to eradicate these small parasites fond of wetlands? Our company Exterminator in Montreal reveals how to proceed to achieve this.
The reasons for the presence of insects in your habitat
An observation of a few seconds in a house not treated against parasites usually reveals the presence of many insects. In the absence of preventive measures such as inspection and detection of nooks and crannies, holes, and marks conducive to the formation of nests, regular cleaning, waterproofing evaluation, insect infestation does not take long to occur.
A home is even more vulnerable to parasites from the reign of arthropods during your renovation operations. Clogging and caulking offer the advantage of energy protection as well as the tightness of the envelope against ordinary insects. Eliminating any holes, skirting boards, wall cracks or faults behind switches, and insulating doors and windows is therefore crucial. Termites and carpenter ants can cause enormous damage to your home from the cellar to the attic. Water fleas, water and bed bugs can cause many inconveniences to the occupants of a house.
The different insects in wetlands
Some insects prefer wet spaces to install their home: bathrooms, basement,kitchen. Poorly insulated old buildings, especially those with cracks, are their favorite lodging.
One of the most characteristic specimens among moisture insects is the centipede, which is sometimes confused with centipedes. It has a layer of wax that justifies its quest for moisture, and it also moves very quickly, to the point of escaping in case of lack of reactivity. It has an elongated, flattened appearance, and feeds on other insects, such as cockroaches, flies, woodlice, spiders, etc.
A silverfish or silverfish looks like a tiny carrot with silvery scales and can live up to 3 years. He loves mold, hair, hair, starch, dead insects, and even dust.
The woodlice,wrongly considered an insect, is a crustacean that also loves moisture and carries a shell of brown color. To feed, this insect looks for dead wood, decaying plants or dead animals.
The Germanic cockroach or cockroach on the other hand, loves warm houses and feeds on the slightest food waste in the kitchen. Their preferred environment remains rich in moisture which offers them ideal conditions to reproduce and develop real infestations.
They can cause damage to your personal belongings, clothes in closets, but also to food. In Canada,in Laval and around, to get rid of these moisture bugssustainably, we are the effective and professional solution.
Exterminator in Montreal, our expert company at your service for any pest management takes up residence in Montreal, Quebec. We are also developing our service offering in the regions of Joliette, Rawdon, Saint-Charles-Borromée, Saint-Côme, Saint-Félix-de-Valois, Sté-Linn des Laurentides, and other cities that belong to the province of Quebec in Canada.
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.
The various ways to eliminate moisture insects
The presence of these insects reveals a humidity level too high in the rooms of your home, between 25% and 75% approximately. Our Exterminator team in Montreal provides you with a particularly specialized response in the eradication of ants, cockroaches and moisture insects, rodents and other wild animals.
We demonstrate integrity and deploy all the necessary experience to rid your home of any creeping insects and prevent any potential future intrusion.
The simplest solution to get rid of these unwanted parasites lies in solving moisture problems through repairs and ventilation. Sufficient ventilation through a fan (whether in the basement in the kitchen) will make the environment less favorable to the installation of these invaders. You can also open windows when the outside air is dry.
Another measure that contributes to better results is to repair leaking plumbing pipes, the holes that make ideal, warm and moist hiding places.
Diatomaceous earth is also a powerful exterminator against the centipede that constantly needs water. This substance contains fossilized microalgae that produce an abrasive action. This feature harms the insect, which will be dehydrated on contact and will no longer be able to survive.
Care must also be taken to keep your environment clean by regular cleaning so as not to attract insects and parasites, whether they are looking for moisture or not. The sink, sink and toilet and the back of household appliances are privileged hiding places for silverfish. To poison the latter, a mixture of baking soda with the sugar placed on their crossing points will attract them. Its consumption will lead to their rapid death. Diatomaceous earth remains as effective against the latter when it is spread on the skirting boards and cracks where they usually take refuge.
Call on our Laval exterminator specialists if you live in this region, and benefit from a diligent and complete service to relieve you of these invasive critters.