Local Pest Control Company Answers Your Questions

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COVID-19 is resurging in October in Middle Tennessee. And there are still questions about how COVID-19 seems to be transmitted so easily. One question you might ask is “Can insects transmit COVID-19?” Who better to ask than your local pest control company, Bug Authority?

This is not an unreasonable question to ask. Scientists have studied this question as well as the question, “Can pets transmit COVID-19?” Their findings show that pets, such as cats and dogs, can have and shed (i.e., transmit) the COVID-19 virus. But you don’t need to worry about insects transmitting the disease. The World Health Organization reports there is no evidence to suggest that insect bites can transmit COVID-19 to humans. 

What Diseases Do Insects Transmit?

As you may know, there are many diseases insects transmit. If you have questions about the diseases insects carry, these are the insects and the diseases you should worry about:

  • Mosquitoes can spread malaria, yellow fever, Sika Virus, and West Nile Virus to humans. 
  • Ticks can cause serious illnesses in humans like Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. 
  • Fleas can transmit typhus or cat scratch disease. 
  • Bites from the brown recluse spider or the black widow spider can cause serious harm to humans and even death in some people.

Fortunately, pest control companies have prevention and extermination techniques for these common insects. Most of these insects can be found thriving in Middle Tennessee’s beautiful lawns. Bug Authority has an effective yard treatment program for the control of these insects. Typically, you need to start these treatments in the early spring. But the brown recluse spider may need treatment at any time of the year if it has invaded the home.

Bug Authority Is the Local Pest Control Company for You

Bug Authority is one of the leading local pest control companies in Middle Tennessee. We have been in business for over fifty years, so we have the expertise and experience to take care of all your pest control needs, including brown recluse treatment. Call us today.