Prevention of Insect Borne Diseases in Quakertown, PA; Lyme Disease, Tularemia & More
It is no secret that the different bugs biting people can potentially spread disease. But the CDC, or the United States Center for Disease Control and Prevention have revealed that in the last decade, diseases have tripled over the last decade from bug bites. As a result, more and more pest control companies are gearing up and getting ready for the spring to target the pests commonly known spread disease with their bites. For instance, Pest Control Technicians, Inc of Philadelphia knows that the fleas and ticks can cause a real problem for people and especially for pests as the diseases they likely carry can easily pass to their hosts. With that in mind, we would like to touch on some of the diseases the locals should be aware of.
Black Legged Tick Lyme Disease
The black legged tick, commonly referred to as the deer tick, is a blood-sucking carrier of Lyme disease. A tick can range in size from a period at the end of a sentence to a sesame seed, depending on its age, sex, and the timing since its last meal. The disease causing bacteria responsible for Lyme disease is actually found in white footed mice along with other rodents and birds these ticks commonly will feed on. When the uninfected larva tick attaches to the mouse, it will pickup the disease as it feeds on a diseased host’s blood. The bacteria is then spread to the next mammal it bites, whether it is a human, one of their pets, or another domestic or wild animal while in the nymph stage. The adult ticks will mate and eventually drop off their host to lay their eggs, starting the cycle all over again. According to the CDC, in 2015, with 7,351 confirmed cases Pennsylvania led the nation in the number of confirmed Lyme disease and New Jersey with 3,932 confirmed cases. In the same year a nationwide count of confirmed cases, where the majority were in the Northeast United States, totaled 28,453 cases.
Diseases Spread By Houseflies
The flies in the area can also potentially spread diseases. In a similar fashion to the ticks, when they bite an infected host they can transmit it through a bite. A bacterial diseases known as Tularemia or sometimes referenced as rabbit fever is the common disease. More than a nuisance, the buzzing flies can potentially deliver more than a painful bite.
Flea Borne Diseases
Though there hasn’t been any local reports, Texas has had reports of flea illnesses. Pests are suffering more so from these diseased fleas, particularly stray animals. Because many homes are being abandoned, the grass becomes unkempt, allowing for fleas to get out of control spread. As a result, the specialists have encouraged the locals to vaccinate their pests, manicure their landscapes, and invest in professional pest treatments for their homes and yards.
Pest Management Professionals
These are just a few examples of the increased diseases effecting people and animals as result of the increased bug bites spreading diseases. We encourage our existing customers and other locals to contact us today in preparation for spring and let our experts get your home protected for these potential threats to avoid these diseases that can be spread through a bug bite. Call us today to schedule your appointment.
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