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It’s easy to imagine that you don’t have a problem. And it really doesn’t even matter which particular subject this idea touches on. We all have a tendency to ignore elements of life that might become upsetting in the future. It’s often easier to ignore that something might become a problem than to face up to the very real chance of it happening.
The real irony here is that in confronting a problem we can actually do something about it. Brushing one’s teeth is the perfect example of this process in motion. People often look at the process as something of a bother. It takes time and it seems like a lot of work for something that’s not a problem.
However, people usually begin to think rather differently of it as time goes by. And in particular, once they’ve had their first cavity. A cavity shows exactly why it’s not all work when there’s no problem. The problem has always been there. The threat of bacteria wearing against one’s teeth is continual and ever-present. It’s simply that one doesn’t see the damage of the pests early on.
Pests are an Active Problem
Pest control experts, such as those found at Moxie Pest Control, often have something similar to say about common household bugs and rodents. Your mouth can almost be thought of as a small enclosed environment. Somewhat similar to that of the immediate area around your house. In that analogy, your house would be one of your teeth.
Now, this is the part where things get a bit worrisome for people really putting the thought into it. The bacteria in your mouth are constantly looking for food. If there’s any food on your teeth, they’ll try to make a home in that spot. In the process, they begin to eat away at the very life of that tooth.
Your home is quite similar. There’s a wide variety of common household bugs and other pests out there who are hungry for both food and warmth. This can range from small and nearly invisible insects all the way to large bats. And of course, mice and rats are a mainstay of invasive pest concerns.
Common Household Bugs are Always Around
All of these common household bugs and pests around your home act like bacteria within the environment of your mouth. What’s especially similar is the fact that the aspect of invisibility is quite true as well.
You often won’t be able to see common household bugs and pests invading your home. In much the same way that you won’t be able to see bacterial pests invading your tooth.
Take a Preventative Measure Against Pests
It’s natural that people want to save money by waiting as long as they can when they think they might have a pest problem. In the same way that people often don’t want to go and see the dentist. After all, with the economy the way it is people want to save money in any way possible. But the big problem is one of timing.
Someone can obviously wait as long as they want on any given issue. But common household bugs and pests, whether in one’s mouth or in one’s home, are always an issue. They’re continually trying to invade areas where they’re not wanted. And they’re doing damage in the process. The main difference is that people realize they need to brush their teeth after every meal.
But people have far less understanding of the fact that they need to use pest control as a similar preventative measure. The reasoning behind it is almost exactly the same. You don’t notice common household bugs and pests trying to invade until the damage has already reached a critical point. With teeth, you won’t notice the problem until the pain of a cavity insists upon itself. And in a similar way, you won’t notice common household bugs and pests invading your home until they’ve already made solid progress from the outdoors.
Saving Money on Pest Control
The real world version of the tooth’s cavity is another type of cavity. It’s a cavity through which insects have crawled or mammals have chewed. And just like a cavity in your mouth, you won’t notice it until the common household bugs and pests are already indoors.
And the sad fact of the matter is that dealing with either type of cavity is expensive if caught later rather than sooner. A dentist charges more to fix a cavity than for a checkup. And pest control costs more to deal with an invasive situation than it does to take care of things before there’s a problem.
People might have concerns about whether they can afford preventative pest control. But the real fact of the matter is that most people can’t afford to wait until the problem is readily apparent. It should be an issue of prevention. Not something that’s done after the problem has started!
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Krystle Cook – the creator of Home Jobs by MOM – put her psychology degree on a shelf and dived into a pile of diapers and dishes instead. She is a wife and mother to two rambunctious boys, sweating it out in her Texas hometown. She loves cooking, DIY home projects, and family fun activities.