Environmentalists would argue that pest control companies use harmful pesticides that endanger the planet we inhabit. These pesticides are designed to kill living organisms and therefore should be taken off the market to protect our planet. This thinking is misguided and people who share these views should take the time to educate themselves on the potential disaster that lies ahead if we don’t control the pest population. Here are some interesting facts about pests that exterminators help control.
Mosquito’s have spread diseases for centuries and are to blame for the spread of Malaria and Yellow fever. Even today they continue to spread Lymes and West Nile. Organized mosquito control has helped to reduce the risk of these diseases.
Ticks are also responsible for the spread of Lyme’s disease.
Flies are known to transmit disease. Each housefly can easily carry more than one million bacteria on its body. Some of the disease-causing agents transmitted by houseflies to humans are Shigella, typhoid fever, and cholera.
Rodents destroy property, spread disease, and compete for human food sources. Rodent associated diseases include plague, murine typhus, leptospirosis, rickettsialpox, and rat-bite fever.
Cockroaches have become well adapted to living with humans and are considered an allergen source and a trigger for asthma.
These are just a few of the reasons it’s important to protect your home and family from these pests. A professional pest control operator has the training and expertise to deal with many of these disease-carrying pests. Call your local, family-owned, and operated exterminator today to see how they can help.