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Are you ignoring those cockroaches or mice freely roaming around in your home? When it comes to healthy living, most people focus on eating organic food and regular exercise. These things are important for your wellbeing but what about those pesky creatures that keep infecting your house. Pests not only look creepy and annoying but can also pose a threat to you and your family’s health. This happens because most insects are a vector- carrier of diseases.  Moreover, rodents urinate and leave droppings wherever they go that can contaminate food and other surfaces with disease-causing bacteria.

When you ignore the presence of common household pests, it means that you’re exposing yourself and your family to various health risks. In addition to this, insects and rodents can also cause structural damage to your home. When these pests are spotted in the house, most homeowners first try DIY methods to get rid of them. However, when they fail to keep their numbers under control, they often just stopped fighting them. But this is where people go wrong. Instead of letting rodents run rampant in your home, you need to find a way to eliminate this problem effectively. If you’re also ignoring pest infestation on your home, here is a list of some common pests that can negatively impact your health.


Most people find cockroaches hideous. This creature not only looks gross but also poses a serious health risk.  For cockroaches, it doesn’t take long to multiply from a few to turn into a full-blown infestation. Even if you use cockroach control sprays that are available in the market, few of them always remain hidden in the small cracks, drains, vents, and sewer pipes that later multiply. Cockroaches are responsible for spreading airborne allergens because this creature shed their skin and leave behind droppings. It is these droppings that result in causing allergic reactions and exacerbate asthma.

Mosquitoes & Flies

Everyone hates mosquitoes because they are annoying. However, this tiny creature not just makes that irritating buzzing sound but also carries health risks. The mosquito bite may transmit viruses, such as Zika, West Nile, and Eastern Equine Encephalitis. The mosquito-borne diseases can be severe and in some cases may even cause death. Similar to mosquitoes, house flies also carry a range of diseases on their bodies, and transfer bacteria onto surfaces. These droppings are often responsible for causing diseases like typhoid, dysentery, cholera, and salmonella.


Rodents such as rats and mice also transmit the disease to humans. You may find them cute but those little, furry critters carry several diseases. They can contaminate the food you left in your kitchen or may also bite you. The fecal matter and urine of rats and mice is also harmful as it leaves harmful bacteria and inhaling those evaporating waste can cause diseases. Rodent bites and food/water that gets contaminated by them can be extremely dangerous for your family’s wellbeing. Finding and eliminating rodents from your home can be a nuisance because they hide in small cracks and crevices around your home. The best way to get rid of rodents and other pests is by hiring a pest removal specialist.

Bed Bugs

But you know scratching a bug bite could cause infection and allergic reactions? Often people ignore bed bugs because they don’t directly impact our physical health. However, sometimes merely their presence can cause discomfort and serious psychological concerns. When this happens, people experience insomnia, depression, and stress. So, to avoid these health issues, make sure to get rid of bed bugs and other common but harmful pests.