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Health Care - Prevention is Best

With health care all across the country, including Northern Jersey, getting more expensive, complicated and time consuming, it really pays to take steps to protect your family, pets and yourself.

One important cause of health issues is pests. By eliminating or greatly reducing pests indoors, people are bitten less by spiders, ants, fleas, and other biting and sting pests, and they also get sick less often.

Pests transmit diseases to us in different ways. Creatures like flies and cockroaches carry may different kinds of disease-causing organisms in and on their bodies. They spread these when they crawl across a surface, and in their droppings. Flies also regurgitate their food, then drink it again. Flies typically carry a load of 500,000 disease organisms on the surface of their bodies – and many more than that inside their bodies!

Many insects transmit diseases directly into our blood stream when they suck out our blood. For instance, ticks transfer pathogens to us that cause Lyme disease and many other diseases. Mosquitoes transmit West Nile virus, Zika, malaria, dengue fever, and many other diseases.

Breathing in airborne insect debris is another problem. Just a few years ago it was discovered that the deadly hantavirus is transmitted when people breathe in dried, airborne bits of mouse feces containing the virus. And it is now well documented that a major cause of asthma are the bits of airborne feces and dried insect parts of various insects, especially cockroaches.

These are just some of the many important reasons that make our pest management services an essential ingredient for maintaining good health. Here’s to a healthy new year!!!

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