Diseases Are Year-Round RiskDr. Jorge Parada
Saturday, January 18, 2014
Summer pests get a lot of press for their ability to spread
diseases such as
West Nile virus and Lyme disease, but
the risk of pest-borne illness as a whole does not decrease with
Winter pests like rodents, nuisance wildlife and cockroaches can
also pass on a slue of other illnesses, including Hantavirus,
rabies, Salmonella and can even trigger asthma and allergies.
Sealing cracks or voids in siding and walls, trimming branches back
from the house, inspecting delivered packages for hitchhiking
pests, eliminating moisture buildup and maintaining a clean and
clutter-free home will help deter pests
from coming inside.