Pests can pose a serious health threat to humans, as they can spread diseases and parasites. In addition, pests can contaminate food with their droppings or urine, leading to food poisoning. For these reasons, it is important to take steps to protect yourself from pests and to get rid of them if they are present in your home or workplace.
Cockroaches are unpleasant and unsightly. They’ve been around for centuries, and no one enjoys having them around. Not only are they downright creepy, but cockroaches also spread a number of diseases and health problems. The cockroach is the worst nightmare for everyone who has an ounce of sensitivity. Cockroaches emit signals that cause asthma and allergies, which can be life-threatening to those with weak immune systems or deficiency in their natural defenses. In addition, cockroaches can deposit their eggs in food and water supplies, leading to outbreaks of dysentery, salmonella, and other diseases.
People who are bitten by bedbugs frequently experience itching, which can lead to scratches that become infected. Many people can have allergic reactions to bed bug bites as well. In addition, bedbugs spread more than 30 different kinds of diseases through their bites, including hepatitis B, herpes, and typhus. On top of putting people’s physical health at risk, bedbug infestations can have a heavy impact on the mental health of those affected. Luckily, bedbug treatment is one of the many pest control services offered by Mission Pest Control!
Rats and mice spread many diseases, including bubonic plague, salmonella, leptospirosis, rat-bite fever, hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS), hemorrhagic fevers like the Ebola virus, Lassa fever virus, and so much more. Additionally, bacteria from an infected rodent can remain on household surfaces for weeks after being deposited there. Therefore, humans are at a high risk of serious illness if their home is infested with rats, mice, or other rodents. If you find one rat in your home, chances are there are several more hiding inside your walls.
Malaria is a serious, often fatal, disease caused by a parasite that is transmitted to people through the bite of infected mosquitoes. Malaria is found in most tropical and subtropical countries. When one gets struck with Malaria, their symptoms include fever, chills, and flu-like illness. Severe cases can lead to death. Mosquitoes are also responsible for other diseases such as the West Nile virus, dengue fever, yellow fever, viral encephalitis, and filariasis.
Plague is an infectious disease caused by the bacteria Yersinia pestis that can be transmitted to humans through flea bites. Plague usually occurs in cycles that begin with a rise in rodent populations. Infected rodents pass on the disease through their feces, and fleas pick up the infection when they bite infected rodents, so plague spreads quickly among wildlife populations without intervention. This disease has been around since ancient times and still causes death in many parts of the world. Fleas are also responsible for other diseases such as Lyme disease and typhus. Ticks spread the same diseases as fleas and also cause babesiosis and anaplasmosis.
Pests are more than just an annoyance; they can be serious health threats for you and your family. So believe us when we say that you do not want them hanging around your home. Pest control services are crucial for the safety of your home and family.
At Mission Pest Control, we take our job of protecting your home and family from pests very seriously. We have all of your pest control needs covered, from cockroaches to rodents to mosquitoes. In addition, we care about your health and want to make sure that you are aware of the dangers posed by these pests. Whether you have a small concern or an infestation, Mission Pest Control has the best exterminators in San Diego and surrounding areas! Contact us today for more information or to schedule an appointment!