Rodents are dirty creatures that have been responsible for spreading serious illnesses and diseases. Rodents damage property with their daily gnawing and have been known to chew through auto wiring harnesses costing hundreds in repair costs. Many attic fires have been attributed to rodents chewing on and shorting out attic electrical wiring.
Everyday rodents contaminate dishes, utensils, and food in homes and businesses with their saliva, urine and droppings.
Bat infestations can damage your home and put the health of your family at risk. An accumulation of bat droppings can damage insulation and drywall. Bat droppings may also contain the spores of a fungus that can cause Histoplasmosis, an illness that affects the lungs. Although it is rare, bats can carry the rabies virus. Bats can also bring bat bugs, a cousin of the bed bug, into your home. Even though these insects prefer bats as their hosts, they will have no problem feeding off of you and your family too.
Fleas are the most common transmitter of the rare bubonic plague. They also transmit the bacterial disease murine typhus to humans through infected rats. Their saliva can cause serious flea allergy dermatitis in pets and their debris has been reported to cause similar allergic reactions in humans. Fleas can also transfer tapeworms and cause anemia in pets, which is why active flea management is an important component of pet care. Flea bites commonly cause painful, itchy red bumps.
Pigeons are filthy birds, causing disease and damage. Their droppings are known for triggering human slips and falls, as well as accelerating the aging of structures and statues. This makes it imperative to get rid of pigeons in highly trafficked areas. More seriously, pigeons may carry diseases such as cryptococcosis, toxoplasmosis, salmonella, food poisoning, and more. Also, their droppings may harbor the growth of fungus, which causes histoplasmosis. Other pests may live on these birds, including fleas, lice, mites, ticks, and other pests. Pests may also infest nests such as stored product pests.
Spider control is important for homeowners, as this preventative measure helps to keep any potential harm as well as anxiety away from your family. Because there are so many types of spiders, having a treatment that is going to be designed for the particular spider is important. The incorrect use of over-the-counter materials can actually be hazardous to families with small animals and children. Hiring a trained pest control technician who has both the tools and training necessary to efficiently handle a spider problem is always recommended.
While not an aggressive species by nature, paper wasps will sting if they are disturbed or their nest is threatened. Wasp stings are painful and can cause the same risk of allergic reaction as other insect stings.
Ants can be a particular nuisance when they get into your home. Garden or Black House ants aren’t thought to carry diseases, but the trouble is you don’t know where they’ve been foraging outside, so you won’t want them marching through your food cupboards. Ants will travel in a wide range searching for food, following trails they have established and clustering around the source of food, becoming a nuisance in homes, organizations and businesses.
Cockroaches have been long despised by homeowners due to their creepy appearance. Cockroach pest control and management are important for health and safety reasons, because cockroaches are known to cause allergic reactions and trigger asthma attacks, especially in children. They also spread nearly 33 kinds of bacteria including E. coli and Salmonella.
This insect gets its name from its silvery, metallic appearance and fish-like shape and movements. Silverfish have no wings, but are able to run very fast. They tend to hide their presence from humans which means any damage they have caused could go unnoticed as well.
While silverfish are mainly a nuisance pest, they can contaminate food and damage paper goods such as wallpaper and books.