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If you suspect that you have a pest infestation in your home, it’s time to get to exterminating these pests. Having to deal with them can make you feel uncomfortable in your own home. If it is severe, you will need to call pest control to take care of it for you. Having these bugs can lead to several health risks for you and your family. It is crucial to know the health hazards that come with these bugs.


Asthma & Respiratory Issues


Infestations are a major health hazard, especially those who already suffer with allergies and asthma. Roach carcasses and droppings release a protein that triggers allergic reactions, which can lead to severe asthma attacks. Even if no one in the house has respiratory issues, long-term exposure to these bugs and their droppings can affect your lungs. As it persists, the chances of harm increase as well. Roach and rodent infestations are unsanitary and can be a potential danger as well.


West Nile Virus


West Nile virus is a more prevalent and hazardous disease that can be transmitted by infected mosquitoes. West Nile virus can cause life-threatening illnesses, especially to those who are susceptible, like children and the elderly. It is important that some sort of repellent or mosquito control measures are taken to protect your home and family. You can reduce the amount of mosquitoes by eliminating standing water and leaks or if there is a pond or slow-flowing creek nearby, you may need professional help to eliminate the bugs and their breeding grounds.


Hantavirus & Leptospirosis


Rodents can carry Hantavirus and Leptospirosis and spread these diseases, leading to respiratory issues, hemorrhagic fever and death, while leptospirosis can cause liver failure, brain swelling, and even death. The best prevention is making sure rodents have no access into your home. If there are signs of infestation of rodents, call a professional exterminator immediately because they reproduce rather quickly.


Control the Infestation


Once you notice initial signs, it is important to try to take action right away. Waiting for it to progress and get worse can be a danger to your family’s health. The pests can multiply over time, causing more irritation and concern. The easiest and best way to take care of an infestation is to exterminate the pests before it gets completely out of hand.


If you’re looking to keep your home safe, we specialise in Pest Control in the Melbourne area, get in touch to see how we can help.