Common House Pests That Can Seriously Affect Your Health

Pests are dirty, gross and not pleasant to look at. But more than that, many pests can cause serious health problems for you and your family.


Mice are a very common pest. They are also one of the worst offenders when it comes to health risks when exposed to them. Mice love to invade your kitchen. In their quest for food, they will contaminate all of your kitchen surfaces. The diseases they carry such as salmonella and meningitis can seriously affect us, and they will taint every surface they touch.


Cockroaches are really unpleasant pests, both to look at and the impact they can have on your quality of life. Cockroaches are filthy, and when they scuttle around your home they will leave behind a trail of diseases. These diseases are deadly to us. Cockroaches also leave air born particles that pose a serious risk to those who have asthma. The dust they create sparks allergic reactions, making it difficult to breath and causing rashes for some.

Bed Bugs

If you are bitten by a bed bug, it means trouble! The bites cause rashes, bumps, scars and itchy patches of skin. A bed bug infestation is a very difficult thing to get rid of once you have one. The result of having an infestation can also impact your psychological health. People who have experienced a bed bug infestation often find themselves, stressed, anxious, sleep deprived and depressed.


A flea bite can cause a serious allergic reaction in some people. In a serious allergic reaction, the person can go into shock and even die. They are also able to transmit diseases through their bites, as they feed from multiple hosts.


Rats carry some of the most dangerous diseases that exist. Just think of what happened during the plague! If a rat reaches your food or water source, it’s immediately contaminated. Their faecal matter spreads diseases too, and simply inhaling their waste can leave you infected. A rat may even bite or scratch you if they feel threatened, which can leave you with nasty skin infections.

To avoid a pest affecting your health, put a pest control prevention routine in place in your home. Talking to a professional pest controller can help you to do this effectively, and protect you and your family in the future.