If you’re a homeowner looking to make your home a healthier environment, effective pest control services probably doesn’t immediately come to mind. You’re more likely to think of air filtration systems, organic cleaning solutions, or vacuums with HEPA filters. You probably don’t think of ants or mice in the pantry as something that poses a health risk. However, dismissing pest control as being unrelated to your family’s health would be a big mistake.
Here are the top four ways effective pest control services can make your home healthier:
A Mouse-Free House
You may have never actually seen a mouse in your house, but spotting their telltale droppings is all the proof you need to know they are there. Rodent droppings can contain disease-causing germs, including Hantavirus and salmonella. Cleaning up those droppings is just the first step in keeping your family healthy. Your rodent problem needs to be eliminated in order to rid your home of this disease risk.
Bid the Buzz Goodbye
Mosquitoes are perhaps the most annoying of the flying insects we commonly deal with. However, their potential for causing chaos goes beyond their annoying buzz and itchy bites. Mosquitoes can carry Zika Virus, West Nile Virus, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, malaria, yellow fever, and several other diseases. Many of these conditions are rare, but could be transmitted by Atlanta-area mosquitoes.
Horror at the Flick of a Switch
The sight of cockroaches when you flick a light switch on – especially the big suckers – freaks a lot of people out. For the most part, cockroaches in the house are just gross intruders who are extremely difficult to get rid of. But if anyone in your family suffers from asthma, he or she may experience far worse asthma symptoms with cockroaches being present in the home. Excrement and debris from decomposing cockroaches appear to be especially irritating to people with asthma.
Flee the Flea
Fleas are usually carried into the home by pets, where they can burrow into carpeting or furniture and wait for their next meal – perhaps you – to come by. Female fleas can lay several hundred eggs in your home. Fleas can carry diseases including typhus and tapeworm into your home, and all it takes is one bite to make someone ill. As you can see, fleas can inflict misery that reaches far beyond your poor itchy dog.
Atlanta is a great habitat for a wide range of pests. Our mild climate means that pests can cause problems for us all year long. Homeowners in the area will experience pest control frustration at some point, and they often spend a lot of money on do-it-yourself pest control products before they give in and call an expert.
North Fulton Pest Solutions has 47 years of experience handling Atlanta’s pest control needs. We know just about all there is to know about the region’s wildlife, rodents, and insects, which makes us especially equipped to get them out of your home. Call (770) 475-7419 to find out more about our effective pest control services.