Scary ! These pests you thought were harmless but can make you sick

Effrayant ! Ces nuisibles que vous pensiez inoffensifs et qui peuvent vous rendre malade
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Between barbecues with neighbors and football games in the garden, you might think that living in a house with a garden is idyllic. But wait… What’s hiding in the shadows of your charming home?

Unwanted guests who are not only annoying, but can also be dangerous to your health. Yes, you read correctly: certain pests that you thought were harmless can transform your haven of peace into a veritable nest of diseases.

Bedbugs: miniature vampires

You thought that the Bedbugs were just unpleasant? Think again ! These little nocturnal creatures can cause severe allergic reactions in some people.

Itching and breakouts are the least of your worries. Indeed, these insects can carry pathogens, although it has not yet been proven that they can transmit diseases to humans.

Rodents: more than just material damage

Rats and mice don’t just chew through your cables and damage your insulation. These rodents are known vectors of many diseases such as leptospirosis, transmitted through their urine, or even Lyme disease if they carry infected ticks.

According to Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), it is essential to eliminate these pests to avoid serious health risks.

Cockroaches: peddlers of pathogens

Few people know that cockroaches can cause gastrointestinal diseases such as salmonellosis or dysentery. They carry bacteria on their bodies which they spread wherever they go.

A study conducted by thePastor Institute showed that these insects could harbor up to 33 types of bacteria dangerous to humans.

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Mosquitoes: small but formidable

Never underestimate a mosquito, especially if you live near a wetland. These insects are famous for being vectors of malaria, dengue fever or the Zika virus.

Even in our temperate regions, they can transmit chikungunya or West Nile virus. The best defense remains prevention: eliminate stagnant water where they reproduce.

How to protect yourself effectively?

The first step is to identify the problem. Once you know which pest is invading you, it’s time to take action. For bedbugs, for example, call a professional for a suitable heat or chemical treatment.

Against rodents, be sure to seal your home well and consider using traps or repellents. As for cockroaches and mosquitoes, good hygiene and regular use of insecticides can make all the difference.

Remember, the best offense is a good defense. Keep your home clean, store your food properly, and reduce areas of standing water around your home. And if the problem persists or seems out of control, don’t hesitate to consult a pest management expert.

If this article was helpful to you, please share it with your friends and neighbors who may also be affected by these pest problems. And come back soon for more news, tips and advice on keeping your home healthy and safe!

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