No homeowner likes pests. It not only makes your lovely house seem dirty and infected, but also creates a number of diseases. If you are experiencing allergies, or dealing with breathing problems, there are very good chances you have pests and need pest control.
One more thing that any homeowner must bear in mind is that pets and other animals entering your house may also lead to a number of diseases. If proper care isn’t taken, pets can cause fleas, cockroaches, mosquitoes and other pests. Pets can even transport pests and ticks in their fur. Also, the crumbs of food that they leave behind may attract vermin in your house.
If you are dealing with pests’ issues, it is ideal to learn more about the different types of diseases caused by pests. This will not only motivate you to call in a pest control team today, but also help in understanding the different health symptoms you might be experiencing.
Different health issues caused by pests:
Babesiosis: This is one of the common disease which is transmitted by black-legged ticks. Your pet dog may be carrying them in. The symptoms include fever, chills, fatigue, headaches, and nausea.
Lyme Disease: It is spread by deer ticks, which are usually bought by dogs. Individuals even get this disease by being in tall grassy areas or woods where deer ticks are present. Joint pain, flu-like illness and neurological problems are some of its symptoms. If not treated promptly, the disease may even lead to respiratory illness.
Ehrlichiosis: Ticks known as ‘Lone Star’ found in Midwest and West Coast are known to spread this disease. Symptoms are fevers, rashes, diarrhea, cramping, muscle aches, joint pain, fatigue, nausea, and cough.
Chikungunya: A pathogen which started from Africa, Europe and Asia. It is caused by mosquito bites and its symptoms include severe joint pain, muscle pain, fever and headache.
Chloriomeningitis: The disease is spread by mice and leads to cerebral meningitis. It is generally found in West Coast, and mostly herbal remedies are used to treat the condition.
Dermatitis: This disease is transmitted by mites on rats and mice. When such infected insects bite humans it leads to Dermatitis. Common symptoms are itchiness, inflammation and blisters.
Rat bite fever: As the name suggests, the disease is caused by rat bites. It is quiet common on east cost. The disease may cause septicemia and excruciating muscle pain, fever and body weakness.
Salmonella and E. coli: The disease is spread by rodent and cockroach droppings. If any person consumes food which has picked these droppings, it can cause food poisoning.
Shigella dysenteriae: Spread by cockroaches and can cause dysentery
Tapeworm: The disease is generally transferred from dogs or cats. It can make humans sick with stomach pain, cramping and fever.
West Nile Virus: The disease is spread by mosquitoes in areas where there is stagnant water. Its symptoms include fever, chills, rashes and headaches.
Typhus: It is a bacterial disease caused by fleas.
Apart from the ones mentioned above, there are many other conditions and diseases, which are spread due to pests and insects. It is very crucial that as soon as a home owner finds out about pests, they contact pest control company for pest control.