Let’s admit it. We hate pests. Some of us, even the manliest man, shriek at the mere sight of a cockroach. Some even contact exterminators, armed with weird-looking thingamajigs. We don’t care how pests are killed, but we simply want them out of our house. Although biologists and critter enthusiasts contend that everything in this world has a purpose to maintain the balance of nature, we just can’t help but loathe pests. Among the top 5 most hated pests by humans are:
They’re disgusting, creepy-looking creatures, crawling around using their furry, pointy arthropod legs, climbing walls, hiding in tiny holes, laying eggs, expanding their colonies by the tens, hundreds, even thousands. Pests: they’re nuisance to your everyday living, especially when they thrive in places where you least like them to be – in the kitchen, bathroom, and the playroom. They can cause structural damage to homes, worse; they carry diseases like diarrhea, typhoid, malaria, and dengue. They can also cause skin irritation and trigger asthma attacks.