The Dangers of Fleas and Other Pests

Pests Are a Serious Threat

Pests can pose a serious threat to human well being in numerous ways. For example, some pests such as snakes and bees have venom they deliver through a bite or sting. While other pests such as opossums or raccoons can inflict serious injuries on people, who choose to corner them instead of calling professional wildlife control. However, one of the most underestimated risk factors of pests is their potential to spread a wide range of infectious diseases.

What Are Some of the Diseases That Pests Can Bring Into Your Home?

Rats are infamous for being carriers of infectious diseases. When someone is either bitten or scratched by a rat, there is a chance of them contracting rat bite fever. This can cause chills, fatigue, fever, inflammation of the skin, inflammation of the lymph nodes, and other unpleasant symptoms that can last for months. Even worse, both the urine and the feces of rats can spread infectious diseases such as lymphocytic choriomeningitis (LCMV), which in some cases has been known to cause paralysis.

However, it should be remembered that some pests are much less noticeable but still pose extreme health risks. Fleas are the pests that brought the bubonic plague, which killed a third of the population of Europe in the 1300s. Furthermore, it should be noted that the bubonic plague can still be found in some rodent species that serve as reservoirs, which is why occasional outbreaks still happen such the cases reported in Arizona this year according to Fortune.

Contact Us

Call Critter Control serving Ft. Lauderdale at 954-467-6067 to have a free home inspection done to make sure your home does not pose any potential risks for these pests to enter. We will send an eco-wise specialist to assess any problems you may be having and then advise you on the treatment necessary as well as how to prevent future pests infestations. We place a huge emphasis on pest prevention. Contact us today!