Health Issues Prevented by Exterminators

Indicators of Outdoor Pests
April 15, 2017
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At Orange Coast Pest Control, our pest control service is the industry standard in the Corona and surrounding California areas. Our technicians will not only bring you products and solutions to rid you of a damaging pest infestation, they’ll give you treatments that prevent these infestations from happening again in the future.

If you’ve used our services before, you know all the benefits they bring. However, what you may not know is just how damaging a failure to complete some of these basic services can be – there are several potential health risks for failing to call an exterminator for many pest infestations. Let’s take a look at some of these.

Hantavirus and Leptospirosis

These are two pathogens, commonly caused by rodents, which can cause a host of problems for humans. Hantavirus can cause both respiratory problems and fever, and has been fatal in some extreme cases. Leptospirosis is a bacterial disease, which can be as simple as a fever or as severe as extreme brain swelling, organ failure and death. Both these are most commonly caused by the droppings or urine left by rodents in the home.

Food Contamination

Various food pathogens are caused by pest infections, such as dysentery, salmonella and gastroenteritis. The pests typically leading to these are mostly mice, flies and roaches, and these conditions can range from painful symptoms to intestinal and dehydration issues.

West Nile Virus

This is a condition generally transmitted through mosquitoes, and it can quickly become life-threatening and fatal. It’s most common in areas where mosquitoes are very heavily concentrated, and will require fairly immediate medical attention if you contract it.

Asthma and Respiratory Problems

Several different kinds of pests can cause these issues, or at least exacerbate them. People who already have asthma or allergies may find flare-ups much more common during a pest infestation, and allergic conditions are triggered more easily. Roach droppings are known for releasing a protein that causes asthma attacks, for instance.

Want to learn more about our pest control services? Speak to the experts at Orange Coast Pest Control today.