The security of your community must always come first, because if you have a clean community that can easily be infiltrated by unwanted entities, then you’re just making it clean for them. But if the security of a community is already set, you are ready to proceed to the next step. You will need to make sure that your community is free from pest, as it takes only one bad apple to ruin the whole bunch. The best way to do this is by getting your community to agree to hire a rodent control company for the whole community.
Is It Essential?
While it may be tempting to reduce the costs of the community, pest and rodent control is essential. I currently live in Fresno, and one of the communities that I help manage noticed that the wild life here are easily attracted to the food and waste the community produce daily. It seems as though that no matter how they try to store their waste, and shoo/kill the pests away they just keep on coming back. The only solution was to hire a company to routinely treat the surrounding area to keep the pests away, and while it did become an addition cost for the community, they have discovered that the reduction of pests allowed them to reduce the amount of wasted food due to pests getting to them, thereby reducing cost.
While I cannot guarantee that the same effect will happen, as it will depend on each community, I will definitely say that a community with less pests and rodents is obviously a healthier community.
Dangers of Pests
Pests tend to make terrible guests, they tend to make a mess everywhere they go, they carry disease, and they eat your food without permission, much like the typical brother-in-law. Though sometimes they seem harmless, they are still wild creatures, which can be hazardous to children thinking that they can play with them. Rabies may be rare nowadays, but with these kind of animals there is still a chance that they carry it, and as a person who used to work in the medical field and traveled to third world countries and saw it in action, I can tell you that you do not want to see nor experience such a terrible thing.
Pests can also come in contact with your food without your knowledge which could lead you getting some sort of disease or virus. Some rats carry leptospirosis, where their urine getting in contact with your skin could make you terribly sick, and I am not talking about a normal sick day from school or work, I mean call an ambulance kind of sick.
The budget of a community can be fixed and arranged, but when it comes to health hazards you will need to spend in order to keep the community safe and healthy. Pests are not just an annoyance, they hare health and safety hazards that must be dealt with. So consider getting a pest control to regularly maintain your community.