Why do we avail pest control services? It is a known fact that pests, especially pest infestation, can ruin our houses just like termites, or destroy crops like locusts or rats. But it is also a known fact that these pests can cause sickness which, in severe cases, can lead to death.
But let’s not go to extreme cases like the bubonic plague, also known as the Black Death. Still, we can acquire diseases from pests that we commonly see. Here are three of most common pests and the diseases we can acquire from them.
House flies, amongst all kinds of flies, are carriers of easily communicable diseases. Female flies collect pathogens on their legs and small hairs covering their bodies when they lay eggs on decomposing organic materials like feces, garbage, and animal corpses.
House flies can carry the following diseases:
Other diseases include typhoid fever, cholera, and tuberculosis.
Mosquitoes, together with house flies, are the most annoying flying pests which do not only live during the rainy seasons, but can also survive during summer.
Aside from malaria, dengue, and chikungunya, mosquito-borne diseases also include the following:
Cockroaches, just like the first two pests, are known to be dirty insects considering that they don’t mind walking on stools and garbage. They also technically live just anywhere – on fermenting products, septic dressings, feces, rotting food, and the list continues.
Just like house flies, one can acquire typhoid or dysentery when infected by cockroaches. Other diseases include the following:
Were we able to catch your attention? To prevent acquiring such diseases, it’ll be best to contact a reliable pest control company.