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Important health reasons to call pest control

21 Sep 2016

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Pest infestation can not only be very irritating and damaging, but it can also cause a number of health issues for your family, pets and yourself. Pests can carry diseases, viruses, bacteria, cause skin irritations, affect breathing, and make your family very sick. Here we’ll discuss the some of the health issues that pests can bring to your home.


Bacteria is spread by pests such as rodents, flies, and cockroaches. The droppings of these pests can carry bacteria such as Salmonella or Leptospirosis, which can cause dysentery, gastroenteritis and liver failure. This bacteria can make a person very sick if it comes in contact with their system through touch or the food they eat.

Blood diseases

Diseases can be easily spread from mosquitos to humans. Australian mosquitoes can pass on dengue fever, Ross River virus, Barmah Forest virus, or Australian encephalitis via a bite. Some of these diseases cause extreme illness and even death in some cases.

Skin conditions

Pests such as bed bugs, fleas, mites, bees, ants, spiders, flies, and mosquitoes can cause bites to the skin of humans and pets. Some pests such as bees, spiders and ants will have a sting, whilst other bites such as those of bed bugs or mosquitoes may not irritate the skin until later on. Skin conditions may appear as small rashes, red spots, and even large swelling areas of skin. Scratching can cause infections, and bites containing venom can make humans and pets very sick and in need of immediate medical assistance.

Respiratory issues

Mice, rats, cockroaches and other pests can cause issues with breathing and trigger asthma in humans. The protein released into the air from droppings or from the decomposing body of a cockroach can cause asthma attacks and trouble breathing in those who are susceptible.


Some pests may not directly affect your health, however they can affect your environment and home, causing safety issues and potential injury. For example termites can drill into the wood holding your home together, resulting in the collapse of some structures.

Safe treatments for pest control

If you’re scared that treating pests in your home means triggering your allergies or putting your safety at risk, think again. By allowing pests to live and breed in and around your home you’re risking exposure to harmful diseases, bacteria, and health conditions. The treatments we use at Bug Busters are all the safest possible pest control methods. We treat all types of pests, with the appropriate methods to help eradicate your pest problems.

At Bug Busters we’ll protect your Perth home or business against pest problems. We can also perform inspections for pests. Contact Bug Busters today on 9493 1313 or fill in in our online enquiry form to book a professional pest control visit today.