A lot of things have changed these days and I am not only talking about the modern conveniences we have. I am talking about pests and how they are handled these days. When I was young, my grandmother would often use a mixture of borax and chili to ward off invading ants. Back then it was effective but now I tried doing the same thing but the ants seemed to have grown immunity against such mixture. Instead of being warded off, the ants would just go around it.
I also remember the mice and rats in the past aren’t as athletic and as determined as the mice and rats we have now. Moreover, they are smarter, more daring and more vicious as compared to before. Worst of all, they are much larger and more dangerous. Even cats and dogs are run away when they come across a rat on the street.
Pests these days are more terrible than before. Cockroaches evolve and gained immunity to various chemicals and pesticides. Mosquitoes have evolved and are now carrying various strains of viruses and diseases. The termite population is growing and growing in number. This is the perfect example of what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.
Because pests have been changing and evolving, us people have also changed and adapted in terms of how we get rid of them. The chemicals and pesticides used by pest control companies against these pests have grown stronger and more potent. The traps and other devices used to either trap them or kill them have also improved and advanced. But still, we hear or see stories of rats disabling traps and other pests surviving or escaping them.
If pests these days have evolved and adapted to become tougher foes to humanity, what more would happened to them in the future now that us humans have adapted and improved our ways to get rid of them. Since it is impossible to get rid of them permanently, there’s a huge chance of them evolving and adapting further. Sooner or later, we might end up needing lasers and advanced weaponry to get rid of them. I hope we don’t live long enough to see such horror!