Termite colonies are known to have a vast number of soldier caste that causes significant damage to the structure of your home and attack other insects that may threaten their nests. Let’s explore the harms they might pose to our health and how we can be cautious of those dangers.
Do Termites Bite Humans or Pets?
Termites can bite humans and pests, though they only do so if handled. Termites eat wood and other insects if attached, but rarely bite humans. Termites do not carry any disease or illness to harm if bitten. In the rare chance you are bitten, you may experience the sting of the bite at the area of contact, very similar to being bitten by a mosquito. The sting doesn’t require medical attention; the pain and irritation are common to clear up after a day or two. To avoid termite bites, contact a reputable pest company the moment you suspect an infestation.
Can Termites Make You Sick
Having termites in your home makes the decomposing wood they eat, vulnerable to mold growth. The presence of mold in your walls, ceiling or attic can cause allergies and other health risks for everyone in your household. Termites are not known to be disease vectors, but they can turn your house against you. They’ll slowly and silently eat through the structure of your home making it unsafe to live in.
Health Problems Caused By Termites
The health problems to consider when you have termites in your home may be urgent. The heating and ventilation systems can contribute to spreading irritating particles and dust from termites nests, and growing mold causing allergic reactions, airborne mold, or even asthma attacks. In rare cases, people are also allergic to termite droppings and termite saliva. The most common health problems caused by termites are only caused indirectly, but can still cause significant harm. The weakening of structures in your home, like a wooden floor can cause you to fall and be injured.
Most people experience the most significant risks from the chemicals used to repel and kill termites than they do directly from termites. Though it may be intriguing to take a DIY approach to exterminate termites, this can pose serious risks to your health. The ingredients of termite control products can be dangerous to humans and pests. Rather than diagnosing and treating your termite problem yourself, we recommend contacting a professional pest management company that can exterminate your home safely.
How to Exterminate Termites in Your Brooklyn Home
If you suspect a termite infestation, take action immediately. The longer termites live in your home, the greater the damage to your home and the risk to your health. With over 15 years of experience, the My Private Exterminator team continues to identify and exterminate termite infestations in Brooklyn. Our customers have been happy with our service as we prioritize the health of their household during all treatments. Give us a call at (347) 365-2159 or use our contact form. We are fully equipped to confirm whether you have a problem and offer the best solution.