Pests That Carry Diseases

Pests carry many diseases. Some are really dangerous and some can be cured in few days. By ignoring problems these issues can become a large problem. There are many steps you could take to sort out these problems and keep everyone safe. Here are some pests that carry various diseases

Mosquitos

Mosquitos have become a nuisance in many countries. As people try to eradicate and control mosquitos they adapt and become resistant to what we used before. Diseases such as Malaria causes headaches, tiredness, vomiting and in severe cases it is known to cause coma and death, similarly dengue fever causes high fever, skin rash, muscle pain, joint pain and when the disease develops it can result in bleeding, drop of blood platelets and blood plasma even resulting in death. These diseases are very dangerous and require immediate medical attention when symptoms show up. A termite would simply cause damage to property but diseases from mosquitos are fatal.

Rats and mice

Rats and mice are known to carry diseases from historic times. One of the worst instances was during the bubonic plague also known as the Black Death. It is estimated that around 75 to 200 million people died due to the Black Death. Millions die due to infections carried by rats and mice. There are two ways we can be exposed to diseases from rats and mice. One way is through direct exposure to rat infected faeces, urine and bites; the other way is through the ticks and fleas that live on the rodents. The diseases are many and most are fatal. Rats carry bacteria, viruses, protozoa and worms. Even if there’s one mouse, mice control is necessary. A few rats can easily multiply to a hundred in a few weeks.

Cockroaches

Cockroaches are another group of insects that causes various diseases and sicknesses. Diseases such as Cholera, Typhoid fever, Leprosy, plague and Dysentery are some that are carried by cockroaches. They can also harbour viruses such as polio. Most of these diseases are fatal and have lifelong affects. Cockroaches also mostly come out at night and you may not be aware that they were around. Usually there’s a smell and some cockroaches lay eggs in food. They are repulsive creatures and should be exterminated as soon as possible.  Cockroaches usually stay in drainage systems where it’s dark and the right condition for them.

These are some of the pests that carry diseases. There are many other pests out there that carry various diseases. Snakes for example can be poisonous and crows can drop faeces that are full of diseases etc. We have to be careful and try to control pest population. Find out more about bee nest, go to this link.

 

 

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