January

13

2012

 
Flies cause health problems for you and your family

Many pests, such as this fly, are known to spread diseases to humans! Stay pest free this New Year with EnviroPest by Sprague.

If you have ever dealt with a pest infestation in your home then you understand just how much of a pain they are. Not only do infestations cause stress, anxiety, and chaos, but they can also affect your health. Many pests carry bacteria and other pathogens that can leave you, your family, and even your pets ill. Keeping a pest free home is going to keep you healthier this year. For residents in Denver, Boulder and surrounding communities, EnviroPest by Sprague Pest Solutions has identified some common pests that may affect your health.

Cockroaches

Cockroaches are known to transmit around 33 different types of bacteria along with dozens of other germs and pathogens potentially harmful to humans. They pick up such germs and bacteria on the spines of their legs as they are walking through contaminated items, such as garbage, and then track them into your home. These pests may also cause allergies and even asthma in children so their presence in your home is not a good thing. To prevent cockroaches from getting into your living space and creating health problems, your best bet is to keep your kitchen clean, sanitized, and free of any spills or food debris that may attract cockroaches. 

Flies

Flies may just seem like a nuisance pests; however, they can spread bacteria and other germs very easily. Flies track through contaminated materials such as garbage, then fly right into your living space and spread the germs they contracted. Flies regurgitate the contents of their stomachs once they have landed and they do not limit themselves to “appropriate” areas. Your food, or any other surfaces, are free game and that can leave you or your family sick. Some restaurants have seen cases of food poisoning as a result of flies contaminating food and food surfaces. Flies are attracted to food and waste sources, so taking the garbage out regularly is a good way to prevent the presence of flies in your home.

Rodents

Mice and rats are the most common rodents to be spotted in your Colorado home. Rodents are generally looking for food, water, and shelter, especially during the winter months, which makes your home a great source for them to stay content. The problem with rodent infestations is that as they scurry around your home, they leave behind bacteria and other potentially harmful diseases. Rodents can spread germs through contact with surfaces, through their waste, and even their dead bodies. Some mice are carriers of a potentially fatal respiratory disease called Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome. You don’t want to mess around with the rodents. Just as with the other pests, keep your kitchen clean, eliminate food and water sources, and make sure your home is properly sealed off from the outside so they cannot walk right in.

To keep your home pest free and yourself in good health, take all of the preventative measures possible in conjunction with your routine pest control service. Keep your kitchen clean and sanitized, eliminate all food sources for pests, and keep your home properly sealed off from the outside. If you do not currently have a home pest control service, and you live in the Denver or Boulder, Colorado areas, contact the experts in residential pest control. Let EnviroPest by Sprague Pest Solutions keep you and your home pest free this year.