Pest Health Concerns
Pest Health Threats
It is vital to have a home or business that is free of bugs and rodents for the safety of your family and your employees in the workplace. U.S. Pest Protection will help you get rid of those unwanted guests by utilizing the most powerful methods available. Our industry experts have the ability to eliminate termites, rats, cockroaches, spiders, and more. At U.S Pest, customer satisfaction is our highest priority. We understand every client has unique needs and tailor our services to specifically target your pest problem.
Common Pests That Can Cause Health Issues
The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) reports that one in five children in the United States have severe sensitivities to cockroach allergens, which increase the severity of asthma symptoms. These allergens are most commonly introduced in homes through cockroach saliva, droppings and the decomposing bodies of these pests. Cockroaches can also carry bacteria such as E. Coli and salmonella on their bodies, which can contaminate food, cooking equipment and food surfaces.
Rodents can enter a building through almost any opening or crack. It is important to inspect for rodent droppings, especially in undisturbed areas such as pantries, under baseboards and along walls. Rodent droppings most often cause allergic reactions in human beings, but can also cause disease, including the potentially deadly Hantavirus. More frequently, however, rodents serve as vectors, carrying bacterium such as salmonella on their bodies. Food sources, kitchen surfaces and equipment can all by contaminated by rodents. A pest control professional can offer their expertise and knowledge of rodent biology to best protect your health and rid your home of a rodent infestation.
With the increased prevalence of West Nile Virus in the summer months, mosquitoes continue to be not only a summer nuisance, but also a major health threat. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), West Nile Virus infections have appeared across the United States in recent years, which makes avoiding mosquito nesting/breeding sites and eliminating standing water in or around the home even more important to the protection of public health. In addition to the potential for West Nile Virus, mosquitoes can also cause itchy, unsightly marks as well as severe allergic reactions in human beings.
(Bees, Yellow Jackets, Hornets, Etc.)
Stinging insects send more than 500,000 people to the emergency room each year. These pests are aggressive in nature and often sting as a way to protect their colonies or larvae from the human beings who attempt to remedy an infestation on their own. This aggressiveness, especially when their nests are disturbed, often means that these pests tend to sting repeatedly. This adds to the potential for greater skin irritation or serious allergic reactions. A pest control professional can provide expertise and knowledge of technology that can best rid these stinging insects and prevent future infestations.
In recent years, Lyme disease has emerged as a major health risk to people. Transmitted by ticks, typically between May and October, Lyme disease is largely found in the northeastern and upper mid-western states of the U.S. However, there has been an increase in the diagnosed cases of Lyme disease in the South. It is critical to be vigilant of ticks, especially if you are in wooded areas. Symptoms of Lyme disease include a “bull’s eye” rash around the bite, flu-like symptoms and extreme fatigue.
Ants are social insects. Therefore, spotting one ant often means that there are many more to follow. Ants are not simply unsightly – they can also bring dangerous contaminants to food. The presence of ants and the potential for food contamination from their presence is an issue that must be addressed when considering your health and the health of your family. If you have an ant infestation, be sure to take action to treat the problem and contact a licensed pest control professional to aid you in preventing future infestations.
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