Just the thought of unwanted rodents invading your home is enough to send shivers down the spine of those who fear insects, mice and other pests. In addition to the unpleasant disruptions that those pests can cause, the risk they pose to your health is reason enough to take action in protecting your home from pests. Learn more about some of the most significant pest health threats below. that your home is protected against pest health threats.

Mice and Rodents

Rodents are the culprits behind Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS), which is commonly spread from inhaling dust particles that have been contaminated with urine or feces from infected rodents. It is far less likely to catch the diseases from a rodent bite.

Bed Bugs

Bed bugs are a particularly aggravating infestation to deal with because of how difficult they are to eradicate without the assistance of a trained pest removal specialist. While the bites that they leave you with are mostly a nuisance, the secondary effects of a potential infection, loss of sleep and anxiety make living with bed bugs potentially dangerous.

Health threats posed by pests

Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes are more prevalent in warmer and more humid climates, but they still pose a threat of serious infection for those in northern regions. The Zika virus is attributed to infected mosquitoes. Even if you are not exposed to as many mosquitoes in the summer as you may encounter in warmer regions, limited exposure can still result in contracting a deadly illness if bitten, such as encephalitis or meningitis.

Cockroaches

Cockroaches reproduce rapidly and are resilient, which can make an infestation difficult to detect at first to the untrained eye. These pests leave droppings, shed their skin and urinate throughout your home, which may contain harmful pathogens or allergens. Children and those with respiratory issues tend to be particularly susceptible to the allergic reaction that the presence of cockroach feces or urine can cause.

Contact ASAP Pest Control Today

Call ASAP Pest Control at 519-317-1170 to learn about the residential pest control services we offer. Our experienced and trained pest control and extermination service professionals proudly serve clients throughout London, Ontario and the surrounding area. You can also fill out our convenient contact form to get started on booking your appointment right away. The sooner you contact the reliable professionals at ASAP Pest Control, the sooner you will have peace of mind that your home is protected against pest health threats.