Pest Diseases

Pests are not just creatures that can scare you senseless with their weird appearance; they can bring harm to your life, too, by carrying different pest diseases.

This is why, if you have pests sharing your home, it’s a must to have them removed right away. They will not just ruin the structural components of your home, as well as your personal belongings, but they can also greatly compromise the health of your family.

To make matters worse, different pests present different health risks. To enlighten you more about this, rounded up below are the most common household pests and the specific diseases they are known to carry.

  1. Bed bugs — These “travelling” pests usually make their way into people’s homes through travel bags or luggage. They suck your blood while you’re asleep, causing ugly, deep red rashes. Studies reveal that bed bugs can transmit the deadly parasite that causes Chagas disease (which leads to heart failure if not treated right away) through its faeces.
  2. Cockroaches — These creepers go through the dirtiest places and they are some of the most resilient creatures on the planet. There are three types of cockroach commonly found all over Australia: the German Cockroach, Australian Cockroach, and the American Cockroach. Regardless of their type, however, they are known to spread bacterial and viral diseases such as salmonellosis, shigellosis, gastroenteritis, and hepatitis A.
  3. Fleas — If you have pets, then you’re likely to have these pests at home as well, especially if you live near sandy beaches (which Australia has many of). These pester animals and people with their bites and they can transmit “cat scratch disease” to cats, which also spreads to humans, as well as typhus and plague.
  4. Flies — These are perhaps the peskiest pests because they just keep flying all around you and they contaminate everything. They carry bacterial diseases such as salmonellosis, shigellosis, trachoma, and viral disease, hepatitis A.
  5. Mosquitoes — These are the worst when it comes to transmitting diseases. They’re responsible for everything from Dengue fever, which is a problem currently confined to Northern Queensland, to Ross River virus disease, to Murray Valley encephalitis (also called MVE), to Barmah Forest virus disease, and to Kunjin virus disease.
  6. Rats and Mice — Rodents are like cockroaches that go through the dirtiest places so they carry a lot of harmful bacteria and germs on them. Plus, their urine and droppings are infected, too. These pests cause leptospirosis, rat-bite fever, and salmonellosis.

If you wish to keep your family healthy, you need to make sure you don’t have any of these disease-carrying pests in your home. Call your local professional pest control company for the quickest and safest removal of all these pesky creatures.

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WA:  Pest Control Perth
ACT: Pest Control Canberra 

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