Dangers of Pests in the Household

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Pests are an extreme nuisance and they disturb our day to day activities and livelihood. Pests can be so hard to control due to its extremely high reproduction potential, ability to survive in the most difficult conditions, small body size and hence can fit through anything etc. Your homes will commonly infest with pets due to poor sanitation and also them coming in search of shelter during extreme weather conditions. No matter the reason, pests are dangerous to us. Here are some reasons why.

  1. They spread disease

There are no two words that pests are the reason for many diseases. Insects cause salmonella, Lyme disease and strep while mosquitos cause dengue, malaria, yellow fever, chikungunya etc. Mice, rats and other rodents cause plague, hantavirus and rabies. These creatures are said to be walking around garbage with germs all over their legs and if these rodents walk over your table tops, you will touch them and come in contact with the germs. Also, these rodents bite which can be extremely harmful to you as it is an easy way of transferring germs. Fleas are a major threat to look out for if you have pets at home. Have them washed and cleaned regularly. Make sure you check them every time they go outside and come back in.

  • Allergies and venom

The pests’ feces and shedding skin can mix with your indoor air and cause extreme allergic reactions. Dust mites are the most common indoor allergens. Some pests have venom of their own. Spiders, bees, wasps are some of them. You will experience swelling and pain in the affected area. Effective first aid is vital and rush to see a doctor if ever bitten by any sort of venomous insect. The bite itself can become infected and turn into an allergen for you. It is compulsory to get rid of vermin as soon as possible.

  • Household damage

Your expensive Jordons could be eaten by a rat, mice may have gnawed on all your electrical wires, termites would’ve weakened the wooden structure of your home, there could be leaks in the pipes caused by rats, and the list goes on. As soon as you find out a symptom of pests, take action to eliminate them. Do not hesitate to call pest control immediately. Termites can become a serious problem if not taken care of soon. Your floors, roof and walls will be damaged, causing major accidents; you may fall through the floor, the roof might fall on your head etc. Pest control guys know exactly what to do.