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Have you or your family ever been stung by wasps in your backyard? Have you ever had a mosquito or spider bite? Do you hear cockroaches skittering around on your kitchen floor at night or have you seen one run down the wall and disappear into a vent? Do your pets pick up ticks and bring them into your home? There are so many ways pests can impact your life and the lives of everyone living in your home. But these examples are just the obvious ways pests can have a negative impact. There are many ways they can harm you without you knowing it at first.

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Bacteria

Do you battle with flu-like sickness far more often than you think you should? It might be due to exposure to pests. Mice, rats, cockroaches, flies and other pests can carry harmful bacteria from trash can to food-preparation surfaces and stored foods. This can cause stomach sickness to be far more common than it should be. If you're not aware of this, you can continue to be sick when there is a solution to your problem.

Pathogens

No one likes to get bitten by mosquitoes or to find a tick sucking on their skin, but pests like these can carry serious pathogens. A bite from the wrong mosquito can lead to a hospital visit for West Nile virus or serious medical issues from one of many viruses that are transmitted by mosquitoes. And if you or someone you love is bitten by the wrong tick, you could contract Lyme disease or one of many other dangerous tick-borne diseases. When you go to the hospital for an illness, keep in mind that your doctor is a medical professional, not an entomologist. It is common for the symptoms of pest-borne illness to be mistaken for other illnesses. Lyme disease is often called the great imitator because it mimics the symptoms of other serious diseases such as MS, ALS, fibromyalgia and more.

Pet Care Costs

There are pests that can make your dog or your cat very sick. Not only is this heartbreaking, it can lead to veterinarian costs that could put a strain on your finances. This type of expense is often overlooked until you're looking at a vet bill and weighing out tough choices. It is always best to be proactive about protecting your pets, so that expenses like this don't sneak up on you.

Damaged Belongings

There are many pests that can damage your stuff. Mice, rats, silverfish, clothes moths, carpet beetles, and other pests chew or feed on your belongings. You may go into your attic to pull a couch out of storage only to find that rodents have ruined it with chew holes, urine, and droppings. You may go to get a wedding dress out of storage that has been passed down from generation to generation and find that it has been destroyed beyond repair. This type of damage is an unwanted and unnecessary surprise.

Damaged Home

A home purchase is one of the biggest purchases a family will ever make. For some couples, a home purchase is their nest-egg and part of their retirement plan. Is that the case for you? If so, you should be aware of the threat subterranean termites pose. A home can look visually sound and be completely destroyed by termites.

Residential Pest Control in Dallas

We hope you see how important an ongoing pest control program can be for a family. The team here at All-Safe Pest & Termite wants you and your family to be all safe from all of the common pests threats we have in our area. Reach out to us today and request a free estimate. It is one of the best choices you'll ever make for your health and for the protection of your property. 

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