Pests are not only an unwelcome sight, but they are also a nuisance too. Aside from their terrible capability to damage homes and
property, they pose a serious threat to human health. Some of them are disease transmitters when they bite and sting while
others are carriers of ill-causing bacteria and parasites due to their unhygienic practices and feeding habits. Here are a
few of common household pests and their associated sicknesses that you and your family may suffer from if they are not
dealt with immediately.

Pests: Ticks

Health threat: Lyme Disease
Transmission: This infectious disease is transmitted to humans via a bite from an infected black-legged or deer tick.
People or pets pick them up from walking in wooded or grassy areas.
Symptoms: Flu-like illness, pain in the joints, severe headaches, stiffness in the neck, unusual heart palpitations, face
paralysis

Pests: Flies, cockroaches, rats, and mice

Health treat: Salmonellosis
Transmission: Food and water may be contaminated either by rodent feces. Flies and cockroaches may also spread the
disease by mechanical transmission when they come in contact with infected matter.
Symptoms: Diarrhea, fever, abdominal cramps, vomiting

Pest: Cockroaches, flies

Health treat: Dysentery
Transmission: Pests carry pathogens in their bodies. They would then contaminate food or water orally or mechanically
which humans may intake unknowingly.
Symptoms: Bloody diarrhea, weight loss, fatigue, and abdominal pain

Pest: Rodents

Health threat: Tapeworms
Transmission: They inhabit the gastrointestinal tract of rats which can be spread to humans via its eggs found in feces.
Symptoms: Enteritis, anorexia, headaches, anal pruritus, abdominal distress, and gut irritation

Pests: Tick

Health Threat: Tick Bite Fever
Transmission: Via tick bite found and picked up in tall grass or bushes
Symptoms: Fever, headache, malaise and skin rash

Pests: Flies

Health Threat: Cholera
Transmission: From infected feces and contaminated products transmitted to food and water consumed by humans
Symptoms: diarrhea, vomiting, and muscle cramps
Pests: Cockroaches, Rodents, Dust mites, and bed bugs

Health Threat: Asthma

Transmission: Via insect and rodent saliva, droppings and body shedding of pests,
Symptoms: Coughing, nasal congestion, skin rash, wheezing, ear, and sinus infection
Protect yourself and your family from these scary illnesses and diseases. The time to act is now. Prevent, control, treat and
eliminate unwanted pests from your home the soonest possible. To help you get started, contact Parsons Pest
Management at 214-748-6690 for a free quote. You may also email your queries to parsonsinfo@parsonspestcontrol.com
or visit their website www.parsonspestcontrol.com for more details.