Health risks associated with pests are a serious concern. At Freedom Pest Services, we understand that pests like rodents, insects, and wildlife can significantly threaten human health. These risks include the transmission of diseases, triggering allergies and asthma, contaminating food sources, and even causing structural damage that can lead to mold growth and compromised indoor air quality.

Our mission is to protect your health and well-being by effectively managing and eliminating pest infestations. We offer comprehensive pest control solutions to address these health risks, ensuring that your home or property remains a safe and healthy environment for you and your family.

Vector-Borne Diseases

Pests like mosquitoes, ticks, and fleas play a significant role in transmitting diseases to humans. These diseases can have severe health implications:

  • Mosquitoes: Mosquitoes transmit diseases like malaria, dengue fever, Zika virus, and West Nile virus. These illnesses can lead to high fever, organ damage, congenital disabilities (Zika), and even death (malaria).
  • Ticks: Ticks are vectors for Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, and anaplasmosis. Tick-borne disorders can result in fever, joint pain, fatigue, and, in severe cases, neurological issues.
  • Fleas: Fleas can transmit bubonic plague, cat-scratch disease, and typhus. Flea-borne illnesses can cause symptoms such as fever, swollen lymph nodes, skin lesions, and, in severe cases, organ failure.

Allergies and Asthma

Pests like cockroaches, dust mites, and rodents can trigger allergies and worsen asthma symptoms, affecting respiratory health:

  • Cockroaches: Cockroach allergens can trigger asthma attacks and allergic reactions when inhaled or touched.
  • Dust Mites: Dust mites, tiny organisms that thrive in household dust, are a significant cause of allergies. Their presence can trigger symptoms such as frequent sneezing, a runny nose, and even worsen asthma symptoms for those who already have the condition. It is important to be aware of these allergens and take necessary measures to reduce their impact on one’s health.
  • Rodents: Rodent droppings and urine can contain allergens that worsen respiratory conditions.

Mitigating these risks involves regular cleaning, sealing entry points, using allergen-proof covers, and seeking professional pest control.

Food Contamination

Pests like rodents and insects can contaminate food, leading to foodborne illnesses:

  • Rodents: Rodents can chew through food packaging and leave droppings, urine, and hair behind, contaminating food. Consumption of contaminated food can lead to gastrointestinal illnesses.
  • Insects: Insects like flies, ants, and cockroaches can carry pathogens and transfer them to food, causing foodborne illnesses.

Preventing pest-related food contamination involves proper food storage, hygiene, and pest control measures.

Structural Damage and Health Implications

Pests like termites and rodents can damage structures, leading to potential health risks:

  • Termites: Termites can weaken the structural integrity of homes, potentially causing collapses. Structural damage can create ideal conditions for mold growth and water damage, leading to respiratory issues.
  • Rodents: Rodents can chew through wiring and insulation, posing fire hazards. Their presence can lead to the spread of airborne contaminants and worsen respiratory conditions.

Addressing structural damage requires professional pest control and repair services to prevent mold growth, ensure structural stability, and maintain indoor air quality.

Don’t Let Pests Jeopardize Your Health!

Your health and safety are our top priorities. We’ll inspect your property thoroughly and safely eliminate pests. We’ll also implement preventive measures to ensure your peace of mind. 

Contact us or visit us to schedule your pest inspection.