Diseases Caused by Household Pests

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One of the major problems as homeowners is to get rid all the bug who were buzzing in every corner of your home. There are flies, ticks, rats and other insects are usually visiting your home unexpectedly.

The worst part is they are bringing any kinds of diseases in you and your household. As you can see, pests and termites are giving a massive impact on both farmers and homeowners. They might look harmless but do you know what would be the possible result in your health if you set aside those bugs?  They impose harm in you. So, do not let them to go in and let it stay in your house all day. Be careful all the time.


In this case, these are the basic diseases you could get from pests that mostly see at home:

  1. Flies or Mosquitos

    – The flies are the common cause of some illnesses. They are always carrying viruses and would transfer it by the food you are eating. Furthermore, the diseases mostly caused by flies are hepatitis, tuberculosis, leprosy, and typhoid fever. Likewise, the mosquitos typically can be found at night. It is sometimes bothering you from sleeping and also can be found in trash cans or in a dirty area. The mosquitos’ bites are their way to transfer the viruses in your health.


  1. Ticks

    – It is usually can be found in grassy places, people who are in the grass or wood areas are possible to be a victim of tick-bites or could have a tick-borne disease. It can also be found in your pets, particularly in your dog. However, one of the diseases that caused by ticks is called “Lyme Disease”. Further, the symptoms of having this kind of disease are fever, headache, and will have rashes on your skin.


  1. Rats

    – You can saw a bunch of rats near in the trash can, or it happens that it can be found somewhere in your home. You would notice it if you finally heard them quirk, and it is running around your house. Otherwise, the rat bite and rat urine will give impact in your health like rat-bite fever. You need to stay your home safe and clean to avoid these kinds of creatures. But are you sure enough that your home is safe enough to live?


For conclusions, try to look at your environment, are your surroundings being prone to insects? Are you having a trouble to catch them all? Tired of buying products over and over again? Or tired of doing ‘do it yourself’ pests controller? Tired of discovering different chemicals to stop insects and rodents?


However, a fact that there are millions of termites and pests, and they are living everywhere. You would not stop them in a snap of a finger. But you can deal with them by contacting a professional pest controller from EAST COST PEST CONTROL in Broward for the effective impose all termites and pests in your household. It’s effective, can save money and time as well! Call 954-471-3896 for the immediate action.

Dangers brought by Mice & Rodents

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What many people do not realize is that pests such as rats impose health risk on us. They creep in different places carrying various diseases and bacteria. As a matter of fact, rats and mice are known to spread more than thirty-five diseases. These diseases may spread directly to the human body by having a contact with its urine, feces, bites, and more. Here are some of the diseases carried by these pests.

  1. Hantavirus

    – This virus is carried by deer mice, white-footed mice, rice rats, and cotton rats. It spreads when an individual made a contact with the rat’s feces and urine. This virus can be very fatal, in fact, an infection with Hantavirus may progress to HPS or Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome. HPS is a severe respiratory disease which may show early symptoms such as fatigue, fever, muscle aches, headaches and more. As of now, there is no specific treatment for this virus infection.


  1. Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis (LCM)

    – LCM is a disease from a common house mouse. The transmission of this infection can occur when an individual has exposed an infected rodent’s fresh saliva, urine, droppings, or nesting materials. This disease has two phases but unlike Hantavirus LCM is not fatal.


  1. Plague

    – This disease spread to an individual when bitten by an infected rodent flea or by touching an animal  infected by the plague. This is a very serious illness which treated with antibiotics.


  1. Hemorrhagic Fever with Renal Syndrome

    – is a virus by a striped field mouse, Norway rat, bank vole, a yellow-necked field mouse. This disease spreads when an individual makes a direct contact with the rodent’s urine and droppings. This disease may spread via direct contact from person to person.


  1. Leptospirosis

    – These bacteria spread when a food or drinking water  contaminates by urine from infected animals. This can also spread by having a contact with skin with open wounds. When this disease is left untreated, it may damage the kidney, liver, or worst may lead to death. Leptospirosis is treated with antibiotics like doxycycline or penicillin.


  1. Rat-Bite Fever

    – An individual bitten by an infected rodent may get RBF. This infectious disease can be fatal and serious. Without treatment, RBF may result in an infection that involves the heart, brains, lungs, and internal organs. It treated with antibiotics such as penicillin.


  1. Salmonellosis

    – This disease can spread by eating or drinking food and water contaminated by rat feces. This disease may cause dehydration, therefore, the treatment for this focuses on replacing the fluids and electrolytes in the body. But for severe cases, antibiotics may used.


These are just some of the diseases carried by rats and rodents. If you are having trouble with these pests and happen to be looking for Miami pest control, just contact East Coast Pest Control. We are the best pest control Miami. We will handle all your pest control needs including rodent control fort Lauderdale, termite treatment fort Lauderdale fl, bed bug exterminator fort Lauderdale, and more.