Sometimes bugs spread disease; and some are deadly. Bacteria and viruses are in cahoots with the pests the carry and spread them. Mosquitoes, cockroaches, ticks and vermin are all disease carriers. This is the reason most are persona non grata if they move in with us. A Five Star Termite & Pest Control explore the danger of pests further below.
Can You Get Sick from Roaches in Your House?
Cockroaches are the omniscient bug found in our homes. Typhoid fever, Cholera, Dysentery, Leprosy, Plague and Giardia are all diseases that are carried by cockroaches. Typhoid fever is a bacterial disease and is highly infectious. Cockroaches have been linked with asthma as well. Cholera is an infection and causes acute diarrhea. Worldwide is estimated that from 28,000 to 142,000 deaths are attributed to cholera. So the cockroaches are to be feared. Most of the diseases spread by the roach result from poor sanitation and can be avoided by covering food and keeping the area clean. With the proper precautions roach spread diseases can be eliminated or at least managed. For the roach to carry the disease it must pick it from eating contaminated substances, no contamination no sickening disease. These vomiting and pooping critters, may survive the holocaust but have and will bedevil us for all of our existence. There no escape from the roach.
What Diseases Can You Get from Fleas?
Fleas are the carrier of the bubonic plague that killed millions in the middle ages and reduced the European population by half. Not only did the plague kill directly it created an economic crises as well due to the loss of skilled labor that lasted multiple decades. These critters can also spread typhus.
Mosquito Borne Diseases
The mosquito is the next big killer carrying malaria, dengue that can lead to hemorrhaging, yellow fever and lymphatic filariasis or more commonly known as elephantiasis. Granted many of these are tropical problems, but given the global nature of our economy the transshipment of disease carrying bugs is a distinct possibility.
What are the Most Common Diseases Carried By Rats & Mice
Rodents carry fleas that carry disease as well as their infected droppings, urine and saliva. Parasites and other hitchhikers can find themselves sharing our homes as well. These can contaminate food and when dry may become air borne. Tapeworms, trench fever and a multitude of viruses and bacteria are carried or transmitted from these mammals and one, Hanatavirus has a 38% mortality rate.
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Of course we have to consider allergic reactions to venom. Venom is a toxin secreted by an animal as a defensive mechanism or aids the creature in procuring prey. Most bites and stings, though uncomfortable to most of us constitutes a minimal health threat. But those of use that are allergic to venoms are at risk and our contact with these creature and have drastic and deadly consequences. Children, the elderly and our pets are at risk from a multitude of bugs that share our home environment. Though not scientific, bug here refers to any insect, arachnid or other form that may be the cause of health troubles. If you see one of the pests rest assured that they represent a vast population of critters unseen. Time to call your local bug man to eradicate these pests, well at least to manage them; we will probably be sharing our space with some of these pests for some time to come. To control your pesky multi-legged tenants secure the services of a competent pest control company. Our professionals at A Five Star Termite & Pest Control are ready to serve you.