A random moth every once in awhile is no big deal, but when pests have the potential to harm your family’s health, there is a greater urgency to protect against an invasion. Though it is absolutely normal to battle outdoor bugs that are trying to be indoor bugs, most people are not content to live with them.
Some pests are more dangerous than others, and it helps to know the difference. Here is a short summary of a few of the most common household pests that can be hazardous to your health.
Food dwelling bugs
Any bug that lives in your food is unhealthy to sustain. Not only do they eat your food, they can leave harmful waste in their wake. Moths and beetles of all shapes and sizes are the two worst food intruders.
Sage plants are a natural way of warding off pantry moths, but there are several other sorts of pantry bugs that can infest your dry stock. It is best to perform a thorough investigation if you find bugs present in any of your dry foods.
Mice and other rodents
People who live in the more rural areas of the world commonly come face to face with mice. Though they may be pretty cute up close, mice carry a whole slew of infectious diseases. Even if the mice do not make it to your family’s food, they leave contamination behind as they search.
Mice are extremely unhygienic creatures. They dribble urine everywhere they scurry, and they carry things such as salmonella and meningitis. You could be placing your bread down on a very unsanitary surface if mice are present in your home.
Cockroaches are just as nasty as they look. They naturally flock to sewer environments, so when they come up into your home, they did not come from anywhere clean. When roaches run across your countertops, they leave a terribly disgusting trail behind them.
Roaches are so gross, they do not even have to touch your countertops or food to be harmful to your health. Their dead bodies, shedded skins, droppings, and urine all become airborne particles that your family can inhale.
You really should not let the bedbugs bite. They are nasty creatures that love to feast on your legs more than any other area of the body. They are not typically carriers of diseases or parasites, but they can cause ugly rashes, lesions, and scars. Their bites also itch something awful.
Fleas are such a pain in the rear once they have found their home in your home. They can live in your carpets, on your pets, and for a short time, in your bedding. These tiny bloodsuckers will attach to anything living, including you and your family.
The danger in living with fleas is that accidental ingestion can result in a tapeworm. Tapeworms can grow inside of a human, and live to be up to 50 feet long.