Pests can harm not only your health but your property.  It is important that issues you may be having with pests are dealt with as soon as possible.  The best way to do this is by hiring pest control services that will help rid you of the issue and provide you with ways to keep the problem from reoccurring.  Here are some of the most common pests and the risk that comes along with each one.

 

Cockroaches

Studies have shown that one in every five children are sensitive to the allergens spread by cockroaches.  These allergens are known to cause asthma symptoms to be more severe.  Cockroach droppings, saliva, and their decomposing bodies are the ways in which these allergens are spread.  These particular pests are also known to spread around 33 different kinds of bacteria. They are also known to carry six different types of parasitic worms and a few other pathogens that can harm your health.  Cockroaches often carry salmonella and E. coli on their small bodies.  These diseases can contaminate cooking equipment and contaminate food.

 

Pest exterminator guy wearing a respirator face mask and a backpack sprayer.

Bed Bugs

In the past ten years, bed bugs occur more frequently than ever.  Bed bugs are not currently considered carriers for disease. However, if you are bitten by one you could experience negative effects.  These effects come in the form of itchiness and the presence of red welts on your body.  Knowing that they are around can also cause anxiety and cause you to have trouble sleeping.  Bed bugs and the eggs that they lay get around through bags, shoes and by traveling on people.  This means that anywhere people gather and live are a way to spread them.

 

Rodents

Rodents are really annoying.  They can come in through any crack or opening.  Once they enter the home or building, they can cause some serious structural damage.  They can chew through almost anything and can even be a fire hazard.  Pest control professionals will normally educate staff and homeowners on how to pick up the small signs that there is an infestation.  Some of the signs come in the form of tracks, droppings, and bite marks.  Droppings from these pests can cause people to have allergic reactions and are also a way that disease is spread.

 

Ants

Ants are social.  They are not only social, but they are extremely annoying.  If you see one, there are many more to follow.  They are not just unpleasant to look at.  Ants have the ability to contaminate your food.  Numerous facilities serve large quantities of food every day.  This means that ant infestations need to be dealt with quickly.  You should be proactive in not only treating the problem when it arises but preventing the issue from occurring in the first place.

 

Flies

Flies are known carriers of over one hundred various diseases.  They are able to contaminate anything that they land on.  This includes food and surfaces.  They do this because they pick up organisms and then spread them, or they are able to spread disease through their saliva.  The also constantly defecate.  One of the best ways to prevent a fly infestation is to keep trash cans closed and cleaned.  You also want to make sure that you take out the trash often and keep areas free from food as much as possible.

 

Related Posts:

Are There Any True Benefits to Green Pest Control?
What You Don’t Know About Pest Control