The Link Between Pest Control and Human Health

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Pests are bothersome for residents in any house or building, most destroy valuable property and become a general nuisance. In fact, most home and business owners throughout Southern Ontario never look pass the annoyance phase when dealing with pest problems. And yet, pests can be very dangerous for human health too.

There are many serious health risks that can be brought upon by the proximity of pests in any home making effective and systematic pest control and management all the more vital.

Maximum Pest Control Services has been serving commercial and residential properties throughout GTA including Oakville, Mississauga, Burlington, Scarborough, Milton, Hamilton and other nearby locations offering proven to work customized pest control treatments at affordable rates. For all your question and pest control and management requirements simply call PHONE

Health and wellbeing of your family and or staff members can be better protected when we understand that pests must be dealt with as soon as they are encountered because:

Rodents are a Plague

A rodent infestation regardless of its scale (many people report hearing scurrying and chewing noises in their basements or attics) can become extremely dangerous. Rats and mice are known to be carriers of disease and bacteria that can easily be transmitted to humans and pets even with indirect contact such as through their feces or urine on any household object.

Although the news headlines of today in 2021 is all about Covid-19, many diseases like the Hantavirus, Salmonellosis, rat-bite fever and leptospirosis are caused and transmitted by rodents. Residents of a home infested with rats can also have serious diarrhea, breathing problems, food poisoning, and even hepatitis. Rodents carry diseases on their body (foot and hair) and can infect wide range of surfaces as well as items in your home making complete disinfection difficult and complicated.

Have you not heard many commercial kitchens throughout the world shutdown due to health reasons? Unknown to many people, rats and mice love easy to access (and often plentiful) food sources found in restaurants, food storage warehouses and commercial kitchens. Apart from dangers of disease and damage to material, rodents can also destroy the business itself due to bad publicity. Would you ever eat at a restaurant that you know has Rats or Mice problem?

Flying & Crawling Insects

Ticks, fleas, drain flies, house flies, bedbugs and various types of mites can cause various illnesses. In fact, in some parts of the world, certain types of insects and mites when in contact with humans pose devastating outcomes. Although we are a lucky bunch in Southern Ontario Canada because of our health department infectious disease control protocols, we can’t rest on our laurels thinking we are immune from infections due to flying and or crawling insects.

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Take for example when a disposal system or the plumbing is not kept in check. Even mosquitoes that may seem relatively harmless can pose risk of malaria or the zuka virus amongst other infections. Cockroaches and ants can cause Dysentery due to widespread contamination of food items and cooking utensils. Dangerous bacteria like E.coli (Escherichia coli) and Salmonella (Salmonellosis) dwell on the bodies of most crawling insects and are a major detriment to human health.

Pests posing any type of health risks whether insects, rats, fleas, cockroaches, mice, bed bugs or others that are able to spread all sorts of diseases must be dealt with professionally and also urgently. Especially in these challenges times due to Coronavirus problem, one good example we can share with our website visitors is ‘Salmonella’ although common amongst children, Salmonella can affect people with compromised immune systems, such as elderly whom are more likely to have severe cases. And if the current news is anything to go by, then, we all should ensure that our immune systems are strong without unnecessary complications that can be caused by pests.

The Danger is Everywhere

It is not just pests inside the house that you need to watch out for. Outside pests like bees, wasps, ants, beetles, and even squirrels can be carriers of disease and infections. Children, in particular, can get fever and skin rashes as well as dermatitis from bites and scratches. If you have a mosquito or wasp’s nest around your property or in your backyard for example, it is not something to take lightly as stings and bites can not only be painful, such stings can also transmit serious viruses.


Basically, thorough and holistic approach to pest control and management should never be overlooked nor considered as not important, because all sorts of pests and insects can find their way into our property through holes, cracks, windows, vents, or even clothes (in the case of bedbug spread). Living in or nearby Mississauga Ontario and facing bedbug problems? Let Maximum Pest Control Services experts exterminate and remove bed bugs at affordable rates.

Should You Handle Pest Problems Yourself Or Hire an Expert?

While in a multitude of cases natural at-home remedies like black pepper, salt, borax, or other mixtures of chemicals may sound like a great idea to eliminate pests, preventative measure is where successful pest control and management should start at.

Meaning, whenever you are faced with pest infestations, its always wise to involve pest control professionals as soon as you suspect pest problems in or around your property. The main reason for this is because most pests and insect infestation is hard to spot and even harder to fully get rid of for an untrained eye. Another critical point to remember when dealing with pest problems is the fact that quicker its resolved is easier (and often times much cheaper) option.

Do keep in mind that while industrial grade pesticides, insecticides, and other pest control related chemicals are available over the counter in most hardware stores throughout Canada Southern Ontario, using them improperly or inadequately can only worsen the pest problem and give the pests more time to gestate, thrive and rapidly populate. Not to mention incorrect use can actually cause health and safety issues.

A professional pest inspection by pest control and management technicians can identify the scope of the problem and provide a step-by-step solution to tackle the threat head on. Ideally, all pest control services must focus on providing clean, healthy, fast and professional outcomes.

You’d be pleased to know that Maximum Pest Control Services has the track record for being the trusted local pest control and elimination experts serving throughout neighborhoods such as including Oakville, Milton, Hamilton, Scarborough, Mississauga, Burlington and others nearby

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