Living With Pests and The Health Problems They Cause

by | Apr 16, 2021 | Home Pest Tips | 0 comments

Pests are more than just nuisances to have hanging around your home. They can cause serious problems with your health and the health of anyone else in your household or business. Whether you spot them or not, pests can likely be found in and around your property. You may be feeling their effects without even knowing that they are there. 

While the health problems that each individual experiences at the hand of pests may differ, and the kind of pests that you experience in your home or business may be of a variety of kinds, the effects can be equally as detrimental and life-altering. Even if the side effects from pests that you encounter are not much more than an inconvenience, dealing with them on a consistent basis can be draining, and it is an unnecessary toll on your health. Let’s check out some of the most common health problems that come along from coinciding with pests. 

Allergies

While you may not be allergic to the pests themselves, allergic reactions can occur as a result of allergens being tracked in and around your home by insects and other pests. Rodent droppings and dander can aggravate allergies in some individuals. Cockroach droppings, along with dried bits of their saliva, can also trigger allergies. Debris left behind by dust mites is also a common cause for allergy flare ups. Termites increase dust levels in your home and spread it throughout your home via air ducts. There are many factors that contribute to heightened allergies within your home, and many of them result from pests. Quality pest control can help alleviate your allergies, leaving you sniffle and sneeze free. 

Respiratory Issues

Similar to allergic reactions, respiratory issues can be detrimentally impacted by the presence of pests in your home or business. Allergens and pathogens can irritate asthma, resulting in breathing problems for those affected. Aerosolized particles carried in by pests can be inhaled, causing adverse immune reactions and long-lasting health effects. When these particles are spread throughout your home via the ventilation system and the air ducts, every single room could be affected very quickly by any pests that are present. Investing in pest control will help you get back to breathing easy. 

Infections

Pests often carry diseases and a variety of germs and harmful elements with them. Many of these diseases can be transmitted to humans, including you and your loved ones should these pests decide to take up residence within your home. The germs that insects and rodents bring along can cause serious illnesses that have long-lasting effects. Salmonella, E. coli, Lyme disease and more are all likely to be carried by rodents, cockroaches, ticks, fleas, and more. Pest control can help to protect your family, your household, and your business. 

Bites & Stings

Last, but not least, many pests have the capacity to bite or sting residents of the home or business they are frequenting. This can cause irritation or even necessitate medical attention depending on the pest. These bites or stings can become inflamed, itchy or painful, red or discolored, and can lead to muscle or nerve damage if neurotoxins, poison, or venom is present. It is best to not risk it and wait until someone is bitten or stung. Take care of your pest problem immediately

As you can see, there are many harmful effects on your health that pests can have. Protect the well-being of those in your home or business, and contact the pest control pros today

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