Probably the only good thing that can be said about bed bugs is that they are not a known carrier of any disease organism, though they find your blood tasty. But bacteria and viruses are in cahoots with many pests that carry and spread them. Cockroaches, fleas, ticks and rodents for example are all disease carriers. This is the reason most pests are persona non grata if they move in with us.
Health Problems & Diseases Caused by Cockroaches
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 cockroaches are definitely 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 letting up from the roach.
Bubonic Plague Spread by Fleas
Fleas are the carriers 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 crisis as well due to the loss of skilled labor that lasted multiple decades. These critters can also spread typhus.
Rats & Mice Carry Fleas
Rodents carry fleas that carry disease as well as their infected droppings, urine and saliva. Diseases carried by rodents can be spread to humans directly or indirectly, through fleas, mites or ticks that have fed on an infected rodent. 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.
Professional Pest Management
Children, the elderly and our pets are at risk from a multitude of pests that share our home environment. Pests is a general term referring to any insect, arachnid, rodent etc that invade our homes and yards; and often 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 bugman to eradicate these pests, or at least to manage their population levels. Taking on pests is a constant battle but one we are willing to fight! To control your pesky multi-legged tenants, secure the services of a competent pest control company. Our professionals at Envirotech Pest Solutions are ready to serve you. Contact us to schedule your next appointment today!