22 Apr 2017

Pests, just like other living things, are instrumental in maintaining the ecosystem’s balance. The problem arises when they invade your home or office. Cockroaches and rodents are known to cause infectious diseases. Flies are bacterial vectors. Wasp bites are painful to the extent that they require medical attention. That is why pest control is crucial. Here is what you need to know about acute health effects of parasites.

Rodents that have been infected by Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS) can transmit the disease via their saliva, droppings or urine. The first HPS patient contacted the disease in 1993 and has since continued to infect many others. The disease is rare but deadly. To keep off such infection, it is important to control rodents such as mice and rats.

Mitigating the risk
Controlling mice and rats involves keeping your home and office clean. This way, you eliminate the rodents’ food sources. You should also consider having mechanical traps and baits such as rodenticides at your home’s entry points.

Asthma- cockroaches
Feces and cast skins from cockroaches have allergens that could trigger allergies in human beings. If a child who is asthma susceptible is exposed to such allergies, it is possible to develop asthma later in life. Besides asthma Roaches can also transmit other diseases such as salmonella.

Mitigating the risk
Cockroach control includes proper sanitation alongside other strategies of keeping them out of the building. Sprays and pesticide sprays are essential in reducing their numbers. If cockroaches attack your house, it is advisable to hire a pest extermination company as these pesticides are harmful to human health.

Allergies-stinging insects
Stings can cause harm in two ways: through the pain from the sting or via allergic reactions that arise from the stings such as itching and swelling. Reactions may be mild or severe. Mild reactions include wheezing and itching. Severe reactions include a crash in blood pressure, swelling of the respiratory tract or collapse.

Mitigating the risk
Paper wasps and other stinging insects tend to defend their nests aggressively by stinging those who attempt to destroy it. If you notice a nest growing on the edges of a building, hire a pest exterminator to knock down the nest.

Structural damage
Pests can compromise the structural integrity of your business and home. For instance, ants, termites, and other insects may destroy wood thus tampering with the state of floors, walls, and the attic. Rodents can also gnaw electrical wires thus compromising your electrical equipment. Pest extermination companies are competent at noticing early signs of pest invasion thus taking the necessary measures in time.

When hiring a pest exterminator, make sure you hire one who can handle most of the common domestic pests. All parasites can be problematic if they invade your home. Choose a company that is willing to offer help immediately.

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