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diseases caused by pests

Some of your most common household pests can spread and carry around serious diseases, illnesses and allergies.  Diseases caused by Pests can make you, your family and pets extremely sick. These are our most common questions asked by Homeowners.

Can cockroaches carry diseases

Can Cockroaches Carry Diseases?

The answer is yes Cockroaches can carry Diseases. One of the most common sources of indoor allergen that can carry at least 32 species of bacteria and harbor eggs of worms is the Cockroach!

With these insects being scavengers they are often dwelling in environments like sewers, drains, feeds off decaying matter such as rubbish tips, grease traps, etc.  Because of the surfaces that come into contact with they can transmit diseases and can cause the following:

  • Salmonella
  • Asthma
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Allergies including dermatitis and asthma
  • Dysentery
  • Hepatitis
  • Typhoid fever
  • Cholera

To read more about cockroaches and what you can do around your home click here.

Spider Bites Symptoms in Humans

A spider bite can be very toxic and can be potentially fatal to young children and the elderly.  Spider bites symptoms in Humans include:

Spider Bites Symptoms in Humans
  • Sweating
  • Muscular weakness
  • Paralysis
  • Stiffness
  • Tremors
  • Loss of coordination
  • Pain
  • Dilated pupils
  • Unconsciousness
  • Itching/redness
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting

To read more about Spiders and what you can do around your home click here.

Rat Diseases and Diseases from Mice

Both Rats and Mice have killed more people than any of the wars have. They are are known to have spread over 35 diseases to both Humans and Animals. They can contaminate your food or utensils with their urine/faeces and hair and transmit disease such as:

Rat Diseases
  • Salmonella food poisoning
  • Mild meningitis
  • Leptospirosis
  • Rat bite fever
  • Infectious jaundice
  • Tapeworm
  • Robovirus
  • Weil’s disease
  • Choriomeningitis

To read more about mice and rats and what you can do around your home click here.

Diseases caused by Flies

Flies are not only one of our most common pest but they are also one of the most annoying.  They can spread germs over your food and from this transmit diseases to us such as:

Disease caused by flies
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Dysentery,
  • Typhoid
  • Polio
  • Salmonella
  • Tuberculosis

To read more about Flies and what you can do around your home click here.

What Diseases do Mosquitoes Carry?

These blood-sucking pests are one of the most dangerous creatures on the planet that cause the most harm worldwide to humans, they not only kill more than a million people a year just through transmission of malaria but can make other people sick by causing these symptoms and illnesses:

what diseases do mosquitoes carry
  • Painful swelling/redness
  • Allergic reactions
  • Infections
  • Excessive itching
  • Ross River virus
  • Barmah forest virus
  • Dengue fever
  • Murray Valley encephalitis virus
  • West Nile Virus
  • Encephalitis
  • Malaria
  • Yellow fever
  • Zika virus

To read more about Mosquitos and what you can do around your home click here.

To help protect your family and pets from pests diseases and illness, contact us on 1300725758 or 0433420011.

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