What Type Of Home Pest Is Most Dangerous to
Kids?If you have kids then you know that you must work
150% to protect them from any dangers. I am not talking
about dangers such as playing on the roadside but serious
dangers that are waiting to happen just at the comfort of
your home. What are these dangers am talking about? Simple,
pests. Singapore does not have lions, tigers or cheetahs but
that does not make it safe enough.
Today I am going to focus on some of the most dangerous
pests in our homes that could harm our kids. My first pest
is a snake. In Singapore a while back, a mother found 7
small snakes in her little boy's wardrobe wrapped in a
polythene paper. When the boy was asked where he had gotten
the snakes, he said that he found 9 eggs outside their house
while he was playing. He later took the eggs, wrapped them
in a bag and hid in his closet. They could not identify the
species of the eggs although a pest control expert said that
those 'baby' snakes were just as dangerous as the mother
Do you have a pet? If you are keeping a pet then you most
certainly have encountered fleas. Fleas are pests that
reside on an animal's fur, suck blood and lay eggs there.
However, when let's say a dog is jumping around, the fleas
or eggs may fall on the carpet, beddings or even cloths. The
eggs will hatch and the fleas will jump around looking for a
host, it is during this process that they get to little
kids. Although they don't reside in humans, they will bite
anyways. The most common signs that your kids have been
bitten is itching and having a rash around the ankles,
armpits and knees. It is even worse if that flea gets into
the baby's mouth and is swallowed. Fleas carry tapeworms
hence they will pass it to babies too.
Rats and mice are dangerous to kids since they spread
bacterial disease to humans. The medical term for the
disease is rat bite fever, it is transmitted to humans via a
scratch or bite and can cause children to vomit, headache,
rash and even arthritis. Although mice and rats run when
they see humans, when cornered they will bite.
Another pest hazardous to children is a cockroach. As small
as it is, it can pass hepatitis, salmonella and dysentery to
humans. This is possible since cockroaches dissolve their
food when eating leaving their saliva behind. They also
excrete on food that is left unsealed while they are passing
along. They also shed their skin which forms dust after a
while, when inhaled it can cause asthma in little children.
The worst part about these particular pests is that they
breed really quickly, if you have seen just 2, call a pest
control professional immediately because they will be
thousands before you know it.
To always make sure that you and your kids are safe from any
pests, call a pest control company to check your house and
attend to it effectively. For residents of Singapore, pest
control Singapore is one such company that completely
eradicates all pests from your home or office.