Prevention of allergy: People can develop skin allergies, asthma, and other respiratory difficulties as a result of bugs. Skin rashes are known to be caused by bed bugs and mosquitoes, for example. Some people are allergic to pest allergens, which can induce life-threatening allergic reactions. For example, cockroaches have been associated with allergic reactions in up to 7% of the population. Furthermore, they are one of the leading causes of asthma in children.
- Rodents don’t just eat and contaminate 20% of the world’s food supply every year. They can carry pathogens that can cause diseases like tuberculosis, salmonella and leptospirosis. Their urine, feces and saliva are known to contribute to the spread of disease among humans. Rats and mice can also bring fleas, mites and ticks with each infestation, increasing the number of pests in your home.
- Cockroaches can carry bacteria, which when left in food could cause salmonella, streptococcus and staphylococcus. Regardless of your age, pest control is important for those who might have certain conditions like asthma. A 2015 literature review included several studiesthat discussed the presence of cockroaches and asthma symptoms.
- Ants: While they may appear harmless at first sight, just like other pests, ants can cause certain health issues. They can transmit food-borne disease organismslike E. coli and salmonella. While living inside your home, ants can also pick up harmful bacteria from your garbage and carry it over to your food and utensils.