Love Your Pets, But Hate the Disease They May Carry

Beware of Diseases Your Pets May Carry

Your pets give you a lot of joy. In fact, studies have even shown that having a pet has been proven to significantly reduce blood pressure, triglyceride levels, and cholesterol levels. So, not only does your pet keep you from being lonely, but he or she may also help keep you healthy.

Unfortunately, there are some downfalls with having pets too, and these are things you might not have thought of when you brought yours home. Pets can transmit diseases to humans, but these diseases can be prevented if you know what to look for, and what to do. For example:

• Your dog may go on long walks with you, but beware of ticks, which can easily be brought back into your home and attach to you, spreading Lyme disease.

• Salmonella can live in the intestines of animals, and it can be spread through their feces.

• Rodents often carry the LCM virus, which can lead to flu-like symptoms, and perhaps even worse health issues.

• Birds can carry and spread Cryptococcus, which is a fungus associated with their droppings. It can cause pneumonia-like symptoms in humans.

Here at Allison Pest Control, we’re considered the best NJ exterminator, and because we’re the best NJ exterminator, it’s our job to inform you of these issues. Many illnesses can be prevented with proper pest control methods. Please contact us if you have a pest control problem in your home.