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Top 5 Pest-Related Diseases In Our Service Area

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You are probably aware that bugs and wildlife can spread disease. But do you know which creatures are most prone to spreading disease when they come onto your property? We've put together this list of 5 top pest-related diseases, and which pests are most likely to bring them onto your property, and into your home.

West Nile

This is a disease spread through exposure to Asian tiger mosquitoes (Aedes aegypti) carrying this virus as an infectious disease in their mouthparts. West Nile is a potentially fatal virus if left untreated. Controlling mosquitoes with reduction services is the leading way to slow and stop the spread of this disease.

Lyme Disease

Of all the diseases you can get from a tick--and there are many--this is by far the worst. When Lyme disease can be treated in its early stage, it often goes misdiagnosed. If not caught early, it can lead to long-term medical complications and ongoing symptoms. The threat of this and other tick diseases can be reduced through ongoing tick treatments to lawns and ornamentals.


The closer you live to an urban center, the more likely that cockroaches are going to exacerbate asthma symptoms for anyone in your family who suffers from this condition. When these insects get into your home, they can leave saliva, feces, and body parts in air ducts, and cause airborne particulates that aggravate the symptoms of those who deal with asthma, especially children.


This stomach illness is characterized by vomiting, abdominal cramps, diarrhea, fever, and headaches. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), Salmonella causes over one million foodborne illnesses in the United States each year, 19,000 cases result in hospitalization, while 380 result in death. Cockroaches and rodents can spread Salmonella in your home. Both of these pests are nearly impossible to exclude without ongoing home pest control services.


We have many types of bees, wasps, and hornets in our service area. For those who are allergic to the venom from these insects, the result of a sting can be deadly. Control of nests and attractants that lure stinging pests is the best way to reduce this threat.

If you live in Indianapolis, or anywhere in our extensive service area of Indiana, Illinois, and Kentucky, let Action Pest Control protect you from all of the many diseases pest bugs and wildlife can bring onto your property. The more we learn about animals that accidentally--or intentionally--dwell with humans, the more we understand that these creatures need to be kept out.

Stay healthy, stay safe, and take action. Reach out to Action Pest Control today to get started and to learn more about our residential and commercial pest control services.