Whether we like it or not, pests simply just live and abound around us. They are simply just too difficult to eradicate completely. Consider the cock roaches. Around the world, their species number up to 4,500 and their kind has been in existence here on earth about 354 to 295 million years ago. That is how tough roaches are and proof that they cannot be exterminated that easy.
In addition to roaches, other regular and common pests that live in or inhabit households are termites, ants, rodents, mosquitoes and spiders. And with these pests come certain diseases that of course, no family wants to have in their home. The usual diseases or illnesses that the common pests bring are malaria and dengue, typhoid, dysentery, allergies, leptospirosis and Hantavirus, just to name a few. These diseases and others more, can be fatal and deadly, so at the onset, it is really important to prevent pests from living and spreading at home and even in nearby surroundings.
To begin with, check the outside facades of your house for any cracks. Insects and other smaller pests can crawl and burrow into them easily. Look also for broken screens on windows, vents or the chimney and replace them immediately to prevent the unwanted intruders from entering your abode.
Also, make sure to keep your house clean and sanitary regularly, or more importantly, every day, if possible. Never leave dirty dishes on the sink and sweep or vacuum crumbs often. In addition to this, store any food properly and never leave them out in the open where they are irresistible temptation to all kinds of critters.
There is also a need to maintain and clean your surroundings such as the lawn regularly to keep pests at bay. Drain and clean artificial ponds or other water features and even containers on a regular basis to prevent mosquitoes from breeding in them. Throw away rotten fruits and vegetables and even fallen leaves since these are very attractive to pests as food sources and the piles up leaves will serve as a place for them to hide and eventually live in.
It would also be helpful to have a professional pest control team to inspect and check your home, for safety and healthier measures. There may be other critters that are also living in your place that you may not be aware of so getting the help of pest controllers and exterminators will nip this problem in the bud early.