Aside from being a nuisance, infestations of insects and rodents can create serious health risks to your family, in addition to causing physical damage to your home and property. Atlanta has the perfect weather for many unwanted pests to thrive. Some of them can be dangerous, either by carrying diseases and germs that can contaminate our food and home, biting or stinging, or by causing severe allergic reactions. Others, such as termites, can cause serious damage to your home. At Skyline Pest Solutions, we strive to educate our customers on the dangers posed by these uninvited guests, and what the most effective, as well as environmentally efficient, solutions are.
Allergic reactions to a variety of pests, or their droppings, are very common, and many people may not even realize that the health problems they have been experiencing are a direct result of those allergies. Bed bugs are a prime example of an insect that will cause many people to experience anything from itchy welts on their skin to, in rare cases, nausea and illness. Other insects that are cause for concern are: mosquitoes, which can transmit a the dangerous Western Nile Virus; cockroach can spread many germs, and their allergens can increase the severity of asthma symptoms in children; ants can spread many germs and diseases, and some species, such as fire ants, can inflict painful bites; rodents, such as mice and rats, are notorious for spreading disease around food and kitchen equipment, including the very dangerous salmonella bacteria, and their droppings can cause allergic reactions, as well as serious diseases such as the deadly Hantavirus; ticks can transmit Lyme disease, which can cause flu-like symptoms, extreme fatigue, and, in rare cases, Bells Palsy (paralysis of the face); fleas, which, once inside your home, tend to propagate quickly, and can make both humans and animals miserable with the bites; and stinging insects such as bees, hornets, wasps, and yellow jackets, can cause severe allergic reactions in some people, and multiple stings can even be fatal. (Remember that the next time you try to remove a nest by yourself!)
Skyline Pest Solutions cares about your family’s health. Call us for a free evaluation of your home and yard, and how we can help keep your environment safe and healthy.