Pest Control Mosquitoes Springfield Missouri: Diseases They Carry

Our last blog was only about pest control mosquitoes, Springfield Missouri, but outdoor pests, like fleas and ticks need the same kind of attention as pest control mosquitoes, Springfield Missouri. You should be concerned about fleas and ticks, just as much as pest control mosquitoes, Springfield Missouri, as these pests cause decease for pets and humans. Some of the diseases can be painful, while others can be deadly. It is important that you know the diseases fleas, ticks and mosquitoes carry, the symptoms and what to do if you suspect you or your pet are infected. Obviously the first thing you need to do is utilize a reputable pest control company! Not just anyone can handle pest control mosquitoes, Springfield Missouri. 

Mosquitoes and tick infestation are something to address right away because of the vector-borne diseases that they transmit, among other parasites. They infest cats and dogs. American dog ticks, which are larger than deer ticks, can spread Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and cause paralysis, which occurs when a female tick attaches near a pet’s spinal cord. Ticks also can transmit ehrlichiosis, Lyme disease, relapsing fever and tularemia.

Expert-Pest-Control-Mosquitoes-Springfield-Missouri-Fleas-TicksMost humans view fleas as a nuisance for pets and not a serious threat to our health; however, fleas can transmit a surprising number of diseases, both to humans and to animals. They can cause serious harm through their bites and when they are ingested by the animals when they groom themselves.

Murine typhus is a disease that is mainly carried by rats, but cats also come in contact with infected fleas and can carry the disease vectors.

Mycoplasma haemofelis is a parasitic bacterial disease that is transmitted to cats through flea, tick and mosquito bites. An infected flea can transmit the parasite to humans and animals.

Tapeworms reside in the intestines of dogs, cats and humans. Pets get them by swallowing infected adult fleas. They are extremely uncommon in adults, but children may get infected by accidentally swallowing an infected flea.

Cat scratch fever is caused by a bacteria called Bartonella henselae, which is fairly common in cats. A human might get cat scratch fever even if the cat doesn’t. Cats pass the disease on to humans by biting or scratching a person hard enough to break the skin, or by licking on or near wounds or scabs. According to the CDC (Center for Disease Control), in rare cases of this disease in humans, the brain, eyes, heart and other internal organs can be affected, especially in children.

There are many benefits of using Expert Pest Solutions, Springfield Missouri for your pest control needs. Effective pest management has more to do with what cannot be seen than what actually can be seen. In order to be effective you need to identify the pests, understand different habits/characteristics, and understand the many different types of products that are available.

If you suspect a pest problem, contact Expert Pest Solutions, licensed pest professionals, immediately. We have tried and true methods for controlling fleas, ticks and mosquitoes. If you have any questions or would like to hire Expert Pest Solutions to be your pest control provider and live in the Springfield, Ozark, Nixa, MO, or a surrounding area, call (417) 413-4776 or visit us online at