Posted on Jan 21st 2021
Last month, we discussed why pest control should be part of regular home maintenance. Keeping your home clean and healthy means eliminating the threats that pests present. From tiny ants to scurrying rodents, pests pose various levels of harm to you and your loved ones.
Insects and rodents scurry in and out of trash, sewers and dirt. Their skins and furs carry germs, dander, and other allergy-causing particles. Certain insects, such as cockroaches, can cause allergic reactions and asthma attacks in sensitive individuals. The presence of pests in your home is enough to cause sneezing, red eyes, and respiratory problems. Rodents often build their nests in walls and attics, which allows their dander and allergen-causing particles from their urine and feces to easily circulate through your ventilation system. Whether you or your loved ones are prone to allergies or not, the presence of pests is a threat to your health. The dirt and bacteria that these uninvited guests bring are enough to make anyone feel sick.
Mosquitoes, cockroaches, and rodents are just a few of the common pests that carry life-threatening diseases. From viral and bacterial to parasitic germs, there are hundreds of diseases that humans can contact from pests. Rats and mice carry things like Hantavirus and salmonella. Cockroaches can easily infect cookware and kitchen utensils with E. Coli bacteria. Mosquitoes are notorious for the viruses they transmit, like West Nile Virus, Zika, and Dengue fever. An infection from one of these pests is enough to send someone to the hospital.
Bites and Stings
As if allergies and infections weren't enough to be concerned about, certain pests also carry the threat of bites and stings. Fire ants, wasps, and spiders pack a powerful punch with their venom. A sting from a wasp is enough to send someone to the hospital, particularly younger children. Bites that cause itching can become infected easily as well. Bed bugs are known to cause anxiety and insomnia for their frequent night-time blood-sucking.
Edge Pest Control & Mosquito Services understands the threats that pests pose to homeowners. That's why we work hard to prevent infestations before they become a problem. Our Pest Protection Program is designed to keep your home free of pests and your family safe from harm. Covering the most common pests encountered in the home (with upgrades available for tougher pests), our Pest Protection Program keeps pests out. As a leader in pest control, our team uses the latest tools, technologies and products for effective and safe pest elimination.
With effective pest control, you can create a safe and healthy environment for your family!