Overall, health and wellness mean protecting yourself from avoidable harm. It means taking the time to eat healthy and exercise, but also to prevent the contraction of diseases. By understanding the dangers of rodents and insects and the harm they can cause, you can increase your quality of life and reduce your risk of getting sick.
To increase prevention efforts and protect yourself from bodily harm, be wary of the following insects and the resulting illnesses.
1Bed Bugs, Lice, and Fleas
We’ll group bed bugs, lice, and fleas together because they’re all insects that feed on warm bodies and can be found in the home. In any scenario, these bugs have the potential to make humans sick if they aren’t dealt with. Some possible diseases include:
- Chaga disease
These insects are usually brought into your home by pets or through contact with others who have them at home. Extermination of these insects is very important for your health and safety. Lice can be handled with a special shampoo used regularly for two weeks.
Fleas and bedbugs will need to be professionally removed. If you live in an apartment complex, contact your landlord immediately about eliminating the pest problem. If the problem is in your house, call an exterminator as soon as possible.