Regularly coming into close contact with insects of various kinds–mosquitos, cockroaches, flies, etc.–is a fact of life in Alabama and though insect extermination and repelling techniques have been employed for thousands of years only recently have pest control companies become commonplace in the United States.

Recent innovations in pest control have made life very different in Alabama. Here are some of the ways that we have benefited from pest control in Auburn and Opelika in the last several decades.

Decreased Deaths From Mosquito-Transmitted Disease

Mosquitoes in Auburn and Opelika, AL are perpetual problems and given that Opelika literally means “Big Swamp,” it is no surprise that mosquitos love our area as a place to call home.

Mosquitoes are known transmitters of deadly diseases such as yellow fever, West Nile virus, dengue fever, malaria, diarrhea and more. So, until the advent of technologies employed by pest control services like S&S Termite and Pest and governmental initiatives to curb local mosquito populations, deaths from mosquito-transmitted diseases were among the leading causes of death in the United States.

Now, many of these diseases have been completely eradicated or made obsolete. Pest control has played a significant part in this.

Termites Cause Less Destruction to Homes

It is no secret that termites love to feed on the wood that constructs our homes and homes in areas that are high in humidity and annual rainfall, like Auburn and Opelika, are at a higher risk for home termite infestation.

Since the advent of regular termite prevention spraying from termite companies in Auburn/Opelika like S&S Termite and Pest Control, termites have been the cause of much less home damage.

Termite bonds, which assure that a home is protected against termite infestations have also been crucial in helping homebuyers make informed purchases on their homes.

Before termite bonds were commonplace, homebuyers had little assurance that the home they were considering buying was protected against termites.

Now it is expected that every home will have this level of protection. Because of this, more homeowners are sure to employ pest control services in Auburn and Opelika to carry them out.

Cockroaches Are Not As Populous in Our Homes

With the protective measures that S&S Termite and Pest in Auburn/Opelika and other pest control companies like them use to prevent, deter, and exterminate cockroaches, we have much less frequent encounters with them than we used to.

Not only do these pest control methods keep us from being “grossed out” by the sight of cockroaches, but this is also a help to strengthen our disease prevention efforts as cockroaches spread diseases harmful to humans through defecating on food that humans then consume.

These benefits are just a few of the ways that we have been better off because of pest control services in Auburn/Opelika, AL.

S&S Termite and Pest is a local pest control company that has been devoted to serving Auburn, Opelika, and the surrounding areas for nearly twenty years. If you need mosquito control, termite control, or any other pest control services in Auburn or Opelika, AL, contact us today!

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