Why Pest Extermination Is Important For Your Health

As summer fades to fall, the pests here in Dallas are always looking for a place to call home, especially during the cooler seasons. That doesn’t mean it has to be your home! Aside from the fact that nobody wants to share their home with creepy-crawly pests, there are several reasons why investing in pest extermination is especially important for you and your family’s health. Read on to find out why you should consider having a professional pest management plan to help protect you and your family from unnecessary and preventable illnesses.

Why Pest Extermination Is Important For Your Health

Bacteria & Infections

Unwanted pests like rodents can spread bacteria, which can cause all kinds of nasty infections, like E. coli, staphylococcus, salmonella, and streptococcus. They can contaminate food and surfaces used to prepare food. Likewise, they can also spread other microorganisms that can cause microbial infections in humans.


One of the biggest problems with any pest infestation is that they are disease carriers, both directly and indirectly, which can cause severe health issues for humans. For instance, rodents can carry a variety of illnesses, such as rabies, leptospirosis, murine typhus, and several other diseases that can infect humans. These dangerous diseases can even become fatal.

Allergies & Asthma

Cockroaches, rodents, and some stinging and/or biting insects are also known to cause asthma and allergic reactions in humans. Almost all parts of cockroaches contain very potent allergen proteins, which can become airborne, and can trigger allergic reactions and exacerbate asthma, especially in children.

According to the CDC, most homeowners have experienced some type of pest infestation at one point or another. Here at Home Run Pest and Termite Control, we know it can be a hassle to try to deal with on your own. But no worries, we’ve got you covered! With 16 years of experience, we specialize in several types of professional pest control. Help your family stay happy and healthy! Give us a call today to see how we can help with your pest extermination needs.

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