10 Health Problems Regular Pest Control Protects You From

Most people who get pest control usually do so to protect their homes and lawns or because insects can be quite terrifying and foul. The thought of roaches climbing into food or bedbugs feeding of your skin at night is quite alarming and no one likes to see their beautiful lawns dwindle when an ant infestation takes over. 

Regular pest control is however important for much more than just these two reasons. Pests such as insects and rodents can carry harmful diseases or cause a variety of health problems. When you fail to apply regular pest control, it is not just your property or emotional state that is at stake. Nasty pests can cause all of the following health problems if you don’t keep them under control;

  • Allergies

Lots of people are allergic to insect bites. When insects such as bed bugs, mosquitoes or head lice bite people with allergies they start to swell up, get rashes and the itching becomes uncontrollable. Allergic reactions can even be life-threatening to those who might be allergic to bees.

  • Anaemia

Anaemia is very common in households that don’t practice regular pest control. Bed bugs and other infestations like tapeworm might not be life-threatening but they do cause a lot of discomforts as you sleep which could result in fatigue. 

  • Salmonella

Salmonella is a very common infection that results in symptoms such as diarrhea, fever, abdominal cramps and more. The condition is worse for children and adults with immune disorders. Salmonella can spread in many different ways but is often carried from one person to another though roaches.

  • E.Coli

When this bacterial infects your body you can experience alarming symptoms. E-coli functions much like food poisoning and can even be fatal if the host is particularly weak or ill. This harmful bacterium is also spread by roaches. 

  • Asthma

You cannot get asthma from insects but the particles such as feces, saliva, body parts, and shedding can aggravate asthma and trigger attacks.

  • Weil’s Disease

This disease is a severe form of leptospirosis, a type of bacterial infection. The infection results in symptoms such as high fever, headaches, bleeding, muscle pain, chills, red eyes, vomiting and more. This disease is often contracted when you come into contact with urine, blood or tissues of rodents.

  • Hantavirus

The Hantavirus isn’t a common virus but it is very serious and can even be life-threatening. The infection results in symptoms such as chills, vomiting, muscle aches, trouble breathing and more. The virus is contracted by breathing air that is infected by the droppings, saliva or tissues of rodents that have the Hantavirus.

  • Skin Rashes

Skin rashes or breakouts are very common if you have an insect infestation. Insects like bed bugs agitate the skin because they feed off blood and dead skin on your body and can cause alarming and painful skin rashes.

  • Lyme Disease

Lyme disease isn’t a very common disease but it can be quite serious. The disease causes headaches, neck stiffness, heart palpitations, and even paralysis. Lyme disease is spread through the bite of an infected tick.

  • Tapeworms

Intestinal infestations like tapeworms are not just carried by pets. Rodents can also carry these infestations and can spread them to you when you come in contact with the rodent or areas where the rodent has been lurking.

Pests can cause quite a lot of terrible health problems. The best way to protect yourself and your family from contracting these health issues is by avoiding contact with pests by applying regular pest control.