Parents often wonder what potential reactions their children could have when they encounter various bugs and pests. Depending on the age of your children, aside from responses like fear, curiosity, or excitement, there are others they could experience. Let’s take a look at some of these, which are broken down by some of the more common household pests.
Termites are not typically known to be harmful toward humans. They tend to prefer the dark and stay away from light whenever possible. While your home can suffer greatly, the only real risk is if a child were to pick up a soldier termite. These termites could potentially pinch your child, which could hurt yet has not been known to cause infections or illnesses.
Roaches will tend to run away from humans. However, they can carry diseases, contaminate food, and even crawl into your ears, mouth, or nose while you sleep. Some species will also bite. Furthermore, they can trigger allergies and asthma attacks.
While your child might be thrilled by the furry little creatures running rampant throughout your home, they pose several risks. First, mice can carry diseases and do bite if cornered. Next, mouse urine and feces can result in asthma attacks and allergic reactions. Lastly, mouse feces can be a potential choking hazard for babies and toddlers.
With ants, it depends on the species and type. For instance, fire ants can be deadly to a child because their body is not able to tolerate the venom injected from the bites. Other types of ants can also bite. In addition, ants can crawl into the ears, nose, and mouth while your child sleeps.
It is important to remember, bugs and pests can infest anyone’s home and are not only found in dirty and unclean homes. To help keep your children safe from exposure to pests, make sure to protect your home using non-toxic and child-friendly pest control services, like those available from us, here at MightyMite Termite. Contact us at 408-377-3761 to schedule your FREE pest inspection now!