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Four Pests That Cause Disease

Tick Control | April 16, 2019

Four Pests That Cause Disease

Austin is full of many wonderful things and a few visitors that can be harmful to our health. These are pests that spread disease and that are also easier to control here’s our list of the top four pests that cause disease. There are plenty of other pests that can cause injury, such as vipers and wasp.

  1. Ticks – Tick are vectors for a few diseases that we should all be concerned over. Those include Lyme’s Disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, and Rickets, to name a few. The CDC has a whole list of diseases that are tickborne. Diseases Transmitted by Ticks
  2. Mosquitoes – Mosquitoes have a huge range of diseases that they can spread. Thankfully, many of these are not yet in the US. However, we are not out of the woods when it comes to mosquitoes around the Greater Austin Area. The spread of diseases such as Zika, Malaria, Yellow Fever, and others can occur in the US. The two most concerning to the CDC are Zika and West Nile Virus. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health offers advice on protecting workers from mosquito bites and these tips can apply to everyone. Mosquito-borne Diseases You can reach out to our team for pest control solutions that help control mosquitoes around your home or business.
  3. Fleas – Fleas are well-known to transmit disease such as the plague and typhus. Good flea control begins with treatment in the yard and around the outside of the home. Pet care that includes a vet-approved flea program also helps to keep flea populations indoors at a minimum.

Insects, such as house flies, also carry disease that they can transmit to us. Biting flies are known to transmit anthrax to humans if they feed on an infected animal. The list of diseases spread by insects is quite large and some have no treatment or cure. Reach out to us about pest control issues around your Austin area home or business. We offer affordable and thorough pest control services to the Greater Austin area.

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