3 Health Threats at Home You Should Never Ignore

cockroachesWhen it comes to your family, you always try to do everything you can to ensure their health and safety. Your house is equipped with the latest in home security systems, you have a fence, your property is always tested for potential integrity issues, etc. But, it is important to understand that criminals and severe weather are not just the sources of possible health and safety concerns.

According to the National Pest Management Association (NPMA), health dangers at home can actually be in the form of pests, especially cockroaches, stinging insects, and rodents. When these pests infest a home, they can cause serious health problems. According to pest control service providers in Austin, here are the most common pest problems at home:

1. Cockroaches

There are more than 30 kinds of bacteria, half a dozen parasitic worms, and many other human pathogens that cockroaches are known to spread. In addition, their droppings and skin are also common allergens. Of all dangerous pests, cockroaches are the most prevalent.

2. Stinging Insects

Mosquitoes, hornets, and wasps are associated with more than 500,000 cases of emergency room visits in the country each year. Also, according to the Center for Disease Control, mosquitoes spread a deadly disease known as West Nile virus, which has already led to numerous fatalities.

3. Rodents

Rodents, aside from being disgusting, also contaminate food with their feces, which can transmit various viruses, such as Hantavirus and Salmonella. They can also attract even more hazardous pests, such as mites, lice, ticks, and fleas into your home. If you hear scratching or skittering sounds at night, it is highly possible that your home is already a breeding ground for these pests.

Fortunately, there are a number of ways to effectively approach pest infestation. One of these is to work with professional pest control services. These are not only the most effective in terms of controlling, managing, and eliminating pests; they also know the quickest way to get rid of them.

About the Author

As a New York-based psychologist. Thelma Scott has conducted several seminars tackling adult autism.