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Health Hazards of Pests in the Home Phoenix, AZ
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Health Hazards of Pests in the Home Phoenix AZ
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March 15, 2023

Many Insect and Rodents in Phoenix Carry Diseases

Pests in the home can be a nuisance but they are much more than that. Many pests create a health hazard as well. Whether the threat is a stinging insect or a rodent with droppings, it’s important to have a pest control company in Mesa and Phoenix, AZ inspect your home and recommend the best treatment.

Here are some of the top health hazards that pests can expose your family to.

Asthma and Respiratory Issues

Insect and rodent infestations pose a major health hazard, especially for those who already have asthma or allergies. Cockroach carcasses and droppings can trigger allergic reactions due to a protein that they release, which could result in a severe asthma attack in humans. Don’t have any current respiratory issues? You could develop them with long-term exposure to pests and their droppings.

Hornets and other winged insects can sting and cause allergic reactions ranging from nasty welts at best to anaphylaxis at worst.

West Nile Virus

West Nile virus can be carried and transmitted by mosquitoes. When they bite you, they can transmit this life-threatening illness with symptoms like headache, body aches, joint pains, vomiting, rash and diarrhea. Do your part by getting rid of standing water and leaks in your backyard so as to reduce the mosquito population. If you have a pond or creek nearby, you will need a pest control company to spray for mosquitoes to eliminate their breeding grounds.

Hantavirus and Leptospirosis

Rodents can carry Hantavirus and Leptospirosis diseases and then spread them through their urine and droppings. Hantavirus results in respiratory issues, hemorrhagic fever, and even death, while leptospirosis leads to liver failure, swelling of the brain, and possible death. If you spot signs of rodents in your home, such as droppings or chewed clothing, call a Phoenix exterminator immediately. Rodents reproduce very quickly and you don’t want the problem to spiral out of control.

Take Action

Call a pest control company at the first sign of pests. Don’t wait. The health problems they pose come with symptoms that can worsen over time. The worse they get, the greater the threat to your health and life. Like anything else, it’s best to address problems when they are small rather than waiting till they get out of hand.

Phoenix Pest Control Company

Whether you have rodents, mosquitoes, cockroaches, hornets or any other kind of pest in your home, contact us today at 602-338-9223. Our Phoenix AZ exterminators can get to the bottom of the issue by providing a comprehensive inspection and free quote.


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