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3 Major Diseases Pests Can Cause

3 Major Diseases Pests Can Cause


Do pests carry diseases?

Yes. Pests are big carriers of diseases. They are a very serious problem to your health and others around you. Insects like mosquitos, lice, fleas and bedbugs are able to give many diseases caused by infectious agents known as viruses and bacteria.


So, what are the diseases that can be transmitted to you? Here are a few of the major diseases in which pests are the most likely to carry into your home.


Lyme Disease

What kind on bugs carry Lyme disease?

Lyme disease is transmitted to humans through tick bites which carries a bacterium known as Borrelia Burgdorferi. This disease is the most likely the worst disease you could possibly catch. 


Symptoms of Lyme Disease

  • Fever
  • Headache 
  • Fatigue 
  • Skin Rash
  • Muscle pain
  • Tiredness


If you have the symptoms of Lyme disease, see your GP asap. Let the GP know if you have been bitten by a tick, or if you've never seen a tick on your skin but you have been in the woods or areas with long grass.



Asthma is a common lung condition that causes occasional breathing difficulties.


Asthma is very easily triggered. One way asthma is triggered is by cockroaches. The saliva, feces and shedding body parts of cockroaches are the way that asthma and other allergies are triggered. These allergens are like dust mites and aggravating symptoms when they are in the air.


Symptoms of Asthma

  • Wheezing
  • Coughing
  • Chest tightness
  • Shortness of breath


See your GP if you think you or your child may have asthma. Several conditions can cause similar symptoms, such as a chest infection or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), so it's important to get a proper diagnosis and correct treatment.



Salmonella infection is often caused by mice and rodents as they are frequent carriers, salmonella is a bacteria that causes gastroenteritis. Spread of infections to humans occurs through contaminated water and food. The infection causes severe diarrhoea and is treated with supportive care.


Symptoms of Asthma


  • Stomach cramps 
  • Bloody stools
  • Chills
  • Diarrhoea
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Muscle Pains
  • Nausea
  • Sickness
  • Dizziness