The Dangers of Pest Infestation to Health

Pest infestations as we all know could bring us great destruction to our home, business area or within our community. Moreover, the destruction brought about by pest infestations does not limit itself in simply destroying our things but also imposes a great danger to human health.


Thus, it is highly important for us to know the health threats that these pests can bring, seek help from the nearest Florida pest control services.

Ticks and Lyme disease 

Ticks are tiny creatures that are considered parasites. Blood from human and other animals is usually what feeds them. Some ticks have organisms present in their saliva that causes illness to their host once they were transmitted to the bloodstream through bite.


Lyme disease is a bacterial infection carried by ticks. It offers a serious health danger not only to infected animals but to human as well. Children who live in woody places often acquire Lyme disease as they get interactions with deers, skunks, squirrels and other animals which are major carriers of ticks. Places in the United States where most cases of tick infection are recorded include Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York and New Jersey. 

Cockroach and E-Coli Bacteria 

Cockroaches crawl in filthy areas then go wandering around our households leaving plenty of bacteria or what we call germs. They contaminate our food simply by making a close contact into it. This may also serve as allergens that result to allergic reactions, asthma and other serious problems like E-Coli and salmonella infection. 

E-Coli is not a disease but a type of bacteria that we usually get when we eat food or drink water that is contaminated with feces or shedding of animals such as cockroaches. The most common symptoms of E-coli infection are stomach cramps, nausea and diarrhea. 

Mosquitoes and West Nile Virus 

Mosquitoes are tiny but the most feared insects of all as they may cause serious health problems that can even lead to death. They are usually active during the summer season and breeds fast in stagnant water. Mosquitoes are one of the “vampire” insects as they feed on blood. They are popularly known for carrying West Nile Virus

West Nile Virus is a very serious health problem. The bite of an infected mosquito is what usually causes this virus. If this virus reached the human brain, it can cause an inflammation called encephalitis or even meningitis  characterized by tissue inflammation surrounding the spinal cord and the brain. Both are life threatening. 

Dust Mites and Eczema or Asthma 

Dust Mites are microorganisms that are invisible to the human eyes. They lurk in every home. They depend on human skin flakes as their food. Dust mites are more likely found in pillows, mattresses, carpets and other fabric and non-fabric items. 

The exposure to dust mites especially among children can cause the asthma. Dust mites are also connected to dermatological diseases that cause itchy feeling or eczema. 

If health is the priority in your family, then you must get rid of the pests that will lead you and your family to serious health problem. It is best to call a professional Pest Control Company, which is located in Florida. 

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