How Pest Control Services Protect Your Health 

From rodents to roaches, spiders to centipedes, pests are prevalent across Western Australia, carrying infectious diseases and accounting for billions of dollars in property damage and lost business income each year.

These pests are drawn to our homes and commercial properties to find food, water, and shelter (and often do so with great success), making pest control services vital to a healthy society and a thriving economy.

Many Australians consider pests to be a nuisance, but we thought it was important to share some insights into their potential health threats, so you can better protect your family and business well into the future.

Pest related health threats

Household pests carry an incredible range of bacteria and diseases through their fur, feet, droppings, urine, and saliva.

Rodent bites can cause diarrhoea, fever, abdominal pain, headache, vomiting, body aches and lethargy, while ticks, fleas, and houseflies are known to spread salmonella, typhoid, gastroenteritis, dysentery and even tuberculosis.

For anyone prone to allergies, cockroaches and dust mites are a real concern, aggravating allergies and asthma when shredding body parts and dropping faeces. Even bed bugs can trigger serious reactions, with painful bites that may lead to severe itching, blisters, or hives.

Household pests can indirectly cause health issues too, contaminating food and causing serious food poisoning—bad news for your family, and even worse if you run a restaurant or hospitality business.

While it’s rare for Australia’s common household pests to cause a critical illness, they shouldn’t be taken lightly, with the potential to trigger serious health risks and uncomfortable allergic reactions.

How pest control services protect your health

While some forms of DIY pest control may offer a short term solution for minor infestations, calling in professional pest control support is the best way to protect the health of your family—and your business—from Australia’s household pests.

By first undertaking a thorough assessment of your property, expert pest control technicians can understand the cause and extent of your pest problem, pulling on their knowledge, experience, and training to identify the immediate health risks.

Professional pest control specialists will also have the tools and equipment to eradicate pests from your home through an effective treatment plan. After neutralising health threats and preventing future infestations, pest control specialists will offer helpful advice to better protect your health—and your home—from pest-related illness and disease.

Protect your property, protect your health

The most effective way of dealing with pests is by hiring professionals to conduct quarterly, bi-annual, or annual pest inspections. This, of course, depends on the susceptibility of your home to pest infestations, but is the best way of spotting issues early and preventing recurring pest problems.

As a family-owned and operated business, it’s our singular goal here at TMO Pest and Weed Management to protect homes and businesses across Perth from unwanted guests. We understand how important your home, business, and loved ones (including your pets) are, so we strive to protect their health at all costs.

If you think you have a pest problem, or want more advice on protecting the health of your family from pest related problems, contact our expert team at TMO today!