No matter how clean you may keep your home or apartment, it always seems as though insects manage to find a way to crawl, fly, and buzz their way into every room of your home. Not only do you have to worry about insect infestations, you also have to worry about the harmful bacteria insects may be carrying and spreading inside of your home. Planet Orange wants you to be aware of the damage that can be done to your property, health, and finances due to unchecked insect infestations.

Insect Health & Financial Risk

Super Infestations

You may be under the impression that you’re safe from exposure to superbugs if you don’t live in a hospital, farm, or any other environment that can be considered a breeding ground for diseases. The disheartening truth is that disease carrying cockroaches and flies can find their way to your home and bring antibiotic-resistant bacteria with them. What this all boils down to is that it’s best that you notify us if you think you might have a possible insect infestation in your home in order that we can take green pest control measures to protect you and everyone else in your home from being exposed to bacteria that can’t be treated with standard antibiotics.

Health Risks

Not only are cockroaches unsightly and annoying, they’re also carriers of diseases and germs. Besides antibiotic-resistant bacteria, there’s no telling what else super-cockroaches may be bringing into your home. For example, cockroaches have been reported to spread at least 33 kinds of bacteria, six kinds of parasitic worms and at least seven other kinds of human pathogens. They pick up germs on the spines of their legs and bodies as they crawl through decaying matter or sewage and then carry these into your home. Another danger of a cockroach infestation is the shells, droppings, body parts, and saliva that cockroaches leave behind can lead to asthma attacks due to the proteins found in the debris. According to the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) there is a high association with cockroaches and asthma in children.

Financial Risks

We also want you to realize the unnecessary financial risks that unchecked insect infestations have the potential to cause. Antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections can lead to significant medical bills, not to mention a loss of income if the infection is so bad that you’re left unable to work for a long period of time. Severe asthma attacks caused by cockroach debris might warrant a trip to the emergency room. Rather than spending all of that time and money on medical and hospital bills, you’ll be better off having your insect infestation taken care of by a professional and eco-friendly exterminator.

Risks to Your Home

Termite infestations can damage the structure of your home while bed bugs may require you throwing away items of furniture or your bed. Even though bed bugs are not known to spread disease they are a major annoyance because their presence may cause loss of sleep and secondary skin infections due to itching. The best way to control damage to your home and the cost associated with it is to take action if you even suspect you may have an insect problem.

For more information about controlling insect infestations or eco friendly pest control, contact Planet Orange today.

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