Pest control, by its nature, sparks debates between people who are looking for a “gentle approach” and those who are looking get the job done by any means necessary. One of the biggest debates is regarding the appropriate use of pesticides. Determining which ones are the most effective and which ones are dangerous to humans. The companies that produce these dangerous pesticides are required to identify which pests present the greatest health risks to humans.
These hard-to-shake little critters are no stranger to just about every mammal on the planet. Human beings can be susceptible to three different types of lice; body, head, and pubic. Each of these lice can cause rashes and skin irritations, which are most recognized by their “itchy” nature. Beyond the discomfort they cause, lice can carry multiple diseases such as epidemic typhus, trench fever, and epidemic relapsing fever. Lice can easily jump from person to person, to couch, to carpet, to pet. This makes them very contagious and very hard to get rid of. If you suspect you may have a lice infestation, call in the experts to get rid of them before they spread any more or cause any health effects.
Notoriously dangerous, disease-spreading pests, mosquitos are some of the most common pests that pose some of the greatest health risks. Because of this, mosquitos are constantly being studied. Some of the diseases they carry include Yellow fever, Dengue fever, West Nile virus, and the biggest of all – Malaria. Travelers in tropical locations such as the Caribbean, Central America, South America, Eastern United States, and South Central Asia can be exposed to mosquitos and carry them to various locations to spread disease. Mosquitos can easily reproduce in small puddles or still water areas around the house. To prevent and reduce a mosquito infestation, call in our experts to keep your family protected from mosquitos and the diseases they carry.
These nasty pests are notorious for infesting the family pets, but certain ticks can latch onto humans and spread diseases to their host. Like mosquitos, ticks latch on and feed on the blood of the hosts. They can continue to feed on their hosts while remaining undetected. The diseases that ticks carry can be transmitted to both humans and animals. Some of the diseases that ticks are known for carrying Lyme disease, tick-borne relapsing fever, ehrlichiosis, and Rocky Mountain spotted fever. Regularly checking your pets for ticks and keeping your yard tick-free can prevent the spreading of any diseases. Make sure your lawn is treated by professionals to prevent an infestation of ticks and the diseases they spread.
By their name alone, it is clear where bed bug infestations are primarily found. However, their infestations can inhabit more than just the bed, including clothes, luggage, and more. These pests spread quickly and as a result, entire hotel chains have felt the financial impact these tiny little pests can have. While they do bite their host and suck blood, they do not have the ability to transfer blood-borne diseases. Bed bugs pose a threat as their bite can cause the host to have a significant allergic reaction in some cases. If you feel it is possible that bed bugs have managed to get into your home, call in the experts to take care of it before it becomes a serious infestation.
Another very common household pest, the cockroaches are more than just ugly to look at. They stay in the house looking for food, water, and shelter. A major source of food for cockroaches is from feeding off human and pet food that is left unsupervised. They have been known to trigger asthma and respiratory complications, while also they are known to passively transport harmful microbes that can contaminate food and surfaces in the house. Learn more about how you can prevent cockroaches here and if you do have an infestation, call the experts at DriveBye Exterminators to take care of them today!