Health Threats Posed by Pests


Rodents, insects, spiders, and other common household pests are nothing if not annoying. These persistent pests always seem to find a way to get into your home, uncovering seemingly nonexistent crevices to make their way inside. In addition to being frustrating, these little nuisances also pose serious health threats, from spreading diseases and contaminating food or surfaces to inflicting serious pain with just one bite or sting. And you don’t even have to come into contact with them to catch their diseases. These pests can contaminate surfaces, food, and even the air.

Common Diseases

Household pests carry a range of diseases. A common disease carried by rats and mice are leptospirosis, an infection that can cause jaundice and kidney failure, hantavirus, and salmonellosis. Mosquitos frequently carry malaria. Cockroaches carry more than 30 different types of bacteria.

Other Health Problems

In addition to the diseases they carry, household pests can also lead to other health problems. In fact, many people who suffer from asthma are also allergic to cockroaches, making their asthma problems worse. People with allergies are at great risk of being allergic to wasps and hornets, meaning that one sting and they will more than likely end up in the ER.

Steps to Take

If you find evidence of infestation, be sure to wash all potentially contaminated surfaces and discard any food that could be contaminated. Be sure to wear protective gloves before coming into contact with the contaminated areas or items. And don’t try to fight the pests by yourself. Give us a call and let a trained BugMaster technician rid your home of unwanted pests and take preventative measures to stop it from happening again.

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About BugMasterMobile

BugMaster Exterminator, Inc, located in Mobile and Baldwin County Alabama, is a locally owned and operated pest control, termite, and wildlife extraction company since 1975. And with over 40 years experience in the pest control industry we realize the importance of a company’s commitment to quality, professional personnel, proactive programs and innovative products. BugMaster complies with all relevant state required health and safety regulations. As required by the State of Alabama, we not only carry liability insurance, but we are also bonded. We offer our total satisfaction guarantee with your regularly scheduled treatments. BugMaster will make sure you the job is done right and thorough. Because we hold our company and our team to uncompromising standards of quality, we at BugMaster work collectively and personally to guarantee that your quality of service is the BEST in Mobile, Alabama and Baldwin County. BugMaster Specializes In: * Residential * AIB Facilities * Healthcare * Hospitality Industry * Food Service * Property Management * Retail * Municipal Transportation * Small Business * Schools/Universities * Manufacturing * Food & Beverage * Processing * Warehouse * Marine As the Premier pest control Provider for our area we at BugMaster can meet all your local and regional pest needs.
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