Pest Health Hub

Bugs and insects have a profund impact on human health. Browse our latest articles on pest health and bug allergies in our Health Hub.


Spider Bites

Dr. Jorge Parada - National Pest Management Association
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Harry Potter's friend, Ron Weasley, is probably in good company when he admits he hates spiders. But how much of spiders' negative notoriety is really just a bad rap?
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The Truth About Bed Bugs & Health

Dr. Jorge Parada - National Pest Management Association
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As bed bug infestations have become more commonplace in the past few years, it is important to know why bed bugs are drawn to us and what implications these blood-sucking pests have on human health.
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Summer Insect Health Risks

Dr. Jorge Parada - National Pest Management Association
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Sometimes, don’t you just wish the mosquitoes, bees and other pests would get the memo about being on vacation and just leave you alone? Unfortunately, we all know there are downsides to communing with nature and enjoying our summer fun.
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Wildlife Poses a Growing Pest Control Problem for Homeowners

NPMA Staff
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Rodents such as birds, bats, squirrels and skunks can pose serious health threats to homeowners.
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The House Fly - More Than Just a Household Annoyance

By NPMA Staff
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Although house flies are a familiar disturbance, they are also a major carrier of communicable diseases including malaria, salmonella and tuberculosis.
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With Tick Season Underway, Humans and Pets Alike are at Risk for Lyme Disease

NPMA Staff
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Of the more than 800 tick species, about 100 spread bacteria that can cause dangerous diseases, including Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever.
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Three Hidden Health Dangers in the Home

NPMA Staff
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Rodents, cockroaches and stinging insects pose serious, but often hidden, health risks when they infest a home.
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Cockroach Allergens Continue To Be a Major Trigger of Asthma, Especially in Children

NPMA Staff
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Cockroaches can spread nearly 33 different kinds of bacteria, six kinds of parasitic worms and at least seven other kinds of human pathogens including asthma attacks and allergic reactions.
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Sinister Summer Stingers

NPMA Staff
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Stinging insects send more than 500,000 people to the emergency room each year.
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Well Look What The Dog Brought In - Infestations, Itching, And Disease

NPMA Staff
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Although animals tend to view pests as merely annoyances, they can pose substantial health risks to both the pets and their owners.
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NPMA Supports EPA Recommendations on Rodenticide; Decision Further Encourages Protection of Public Health

NPMA Staff
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EPA limitations on certain direct-to-consumer rodenticide sales and requirement of tamper-resistant bait stations are backed by NPMA.
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World Asthma Day Raises Awareness Of Pest-Related Health Issue

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The presence of pests, notably cockroaches and rodents, is a leading trigger, especially in children.
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Welcome Summer; Unwelcome Mosquitoes

NPMA Staff
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From West Nile virus (WNV) to Dengue fever and allergic reactions a mosquito bite may leave behind more than just an itchy, red welt.
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