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5 Pests That Can Affect Your Health April 4, 2020

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5 Pests That Can Affect Your Health, Maineville, Ohio

Common pests found in and around your home are nuisances, and they can pose a threat to your family’s health. If you’re finding these bugs and other critters around your house, connect with trusted professionals for effective pest control.

Household Critters That Can Be Harmful 

1. Bedbugs

Bedbugs are small, reddish-brown insects that infest mattresses and box springs. They also hide in the cracks and crevices of floors, walls, and furniture. In daylight, you may glimpse their shed exoskeletons or droppings on upholstery, bedding, and clothing.

They become active at night, crawling out to feed on unsuspecting sleepers. Their bites primarily trigger redness and uncomfortable itching. However, their bloodsucking can also gradually cause lethargy and even anemia.

2. Cockroaches

Roaches are nocturnal and have large, flattened bodies. You’ll sometimes spot them scattering when turning a light on in a dark room. They live in large groups, wherever food, warmth, and moisture are abundant. Consequently, they’re common invaders of cabinets, trash containers, food pantries, and kitchen sink drains.

Since they gather in sinks, trash, and enjoy spoiled food, they have a tell-tale, awful smell. Susceptible people may become allergic to roaches when frequently exposed to them. Frequent contact with their germs may trigger intestinal problems like diarrhea and dysentery.

3. Fleas

Fleas are tiny, jumping bloodsuckers that hitch rides on pets and people to feed on them. Commonly, they’ll cause intensely itchy bites that may also cause dermatitis or severe rashes. Some people can also suffer asthmatic reactions from their bites and the dander they subsequently carry. Fleas also perpetuate the life cycles of parasites like the tapeworm. 

4. Mice

Mice are prolific carriers of viruses, bacteria, and parasites. Their urine and dander disperse allergens that exacerbate breathing difficulties, allergies, and asthma-related illnesses in predisposed people. Mice have also been found to transmit serious diseases ranging from hantavirus to meningitis and salmonella. Additionally, fleas and ticks that bite rodents can indirectly pass the diseases they carry.


Have you discovered potentially unhealthy pests around your home? The experts at BUG-A-PEST, LLC, will quickly eliminate the problem before it gets worse. Their team has delivered fast, affordable, safe pest control throughout the Maineville, OH, area since 1992. Exterminating bedbugs, mice, cockroaches, mosquitoes, and more, they serve both residential and commercial customers. Contact them at (513) 459-7700 for an appointment, or visit their website for details about their services.   

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