Pest Exterminators: The Silent Guardian for Your Health

Pest control is not just about keeping your home free from bed bugs and roaches. In fact, there are a few health issues that can be prevented with an exterminator. While bug problems tend to make you think of the icky crawlers we don’t like to see or think about, some of these pests can also be causing health issues you didn’t know about. In this article you’ll learn about health issues that can be prevented with pest control.


Salmonella is a common food-borne illness that can cause symptoms such as fever, abdominal cramps, and diarrhea. While most people recover without treatment, salmonella infection can sometimes lead to death when the bacteria spread to other parts of the body.

Although salmonella is generally associated with contaminated food and bad hygiene practices, it can also be found in areas of your home that are not being cleaned regularly. The presence of mice or rats in your home could lead to infestations of insects like cockroaches or fleas—and these insects could potentially carry salmonella with them into your house.

Exterminators will help prevent this problem by removing mice or rats from your property and treating any spaces that may be infested with bugs. After these pests are removed, we’ll make sure all entry points are sealed so they don’t come back again!


Malaria is a mosquito-borne infectious disease caused by parasites in the species Plasmodium. It is spread by mosquitoes which feed on infected humans, and it can be fatal. Pest control services can help prevent mosquito infestations and thus the spread of malaria. The pests that are controlled include bed bugs, cockroaches, ants, termites, and rodents.

Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS)

Health issues prevented by exterminators can range from serious, like Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS) to more common issues like head lice.

Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS) is an illness that affects the lungs and breathing. It is caused by a virus that lives in rodents and spreads through their droppings, urine, saliva and nesting materials. Humans become infected when they breathe in dust contaminated with rodent feces or urine. Symptoms of HPS include fever, chills, headache, muscle aches and fatigue. If left untreated, it can be fatal.

Exterminators help prevent HPS by eliminating the rodents that carry the disease as well as their nests and droppings around your home or business premises so you don’t have to worry about coming into contact with them yourself!


Leptospirosis is a bacterial disease that can be spread to humans when they come in contact with water, soil or food contaminated by the urine of infected animals. This is typically transmitted through the urine of infected animals, including cattle, pigs and dogs, which can contaminate fresh water supplies and soil. Humans can become infected through direct contact with these water sources or by eating food that has been contaminated.

Lyme disease

Lyme disease is a bacterial infection that can be transmitted to humans by ticks. It is one of the most common vector-borne diseases in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Lyme disease symptoms include fever, headache, fatigue, and a characteristic skin rash called erythema migrans. The infection can spread to joints and other body parts if left untreated. In rare cases, it can lead to meningitis or even death.

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