How Pests Can Affect Your Life + Tips To Help Get Rid Of Them

Wow, I never thought I’d be talking about this, but this is a topic that needs to be discussed, because just about every twenty something has gone through this. Now that summer is officially in full swing, many of us are stepping up our healthy living. With meditation and yoga, and making sure that we are eating the right foods, surrounding ourselves with the best people and making sure our home is one that reflects our health and well being.

However, not as many people associate their home as a place that can also harbor health threats that can affect your daily lifestyle. With summer here, you need to be aware and vigilant of pests! 

I don’t know about y’all, but when I think of the word pests, the first thing that comes to my mind is creepy, crawly critters! 

In reality, these can be more of a direct threat to you and your family’s well being and overall health because many carry diseases with them. 

This post is going to highlight the breakdowns of each pest, along with how they can directly impact your health and the health of your loved ones, as well as provide a solution to unforeseen problems that persist year after year. 

Common Pests and How They affect your lifestyle

Cockroaches – They multiply very quickly and it may not take long for a few blown infestations to happen somewhere within your home or apartment. Roaches shed their skin and leave behind droppings everywhere they crawl. This quickly becomes airborne allergens if you have anyone in your home that has this type of allergy. The particles cause an allergic reaction to those who have asthma or are sensitive to allergens, especially small children. Because cockroaches are sneaky, they can crawl through the smallest of vents, sewer pipes, drains, and cracks as well as contaminate your cupboards and counter tops with bacteria. 

Bed Bugs – Believe it or not, these bugs are not known to transmit any diseases to humans but why are they so worrisome amongst us? Some of us may have an allergic reaction to their bite and any bug could become infected if you scratch it. However, these bed bugs may not have much of an impact on our physical health but they are known to create extreme mental health concerns which can be a real issue for some. Those who have gone through a bed bug infestation have developed depression, social isolation, stress, and insomnia thinking about these bugs night after night. 

Mosquitoes – I don’t know about y’all, but mosquitoes look at me like I’m a full meal. It’s annoying how I have to take extra precaution whenever I go out. It’s a known fact for many of us that mosquitoes are one of the most annoying pests out there. They are known to transmit diseases as well but those that live in the southern states like Atlanta deal with many more than others. Some are known to carry deadly diseases such as West Nile Virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis which can cause inflammation of the brain. 

Rodents – The cold hard truth is that some of these rodents are known to carry 35 diseases! That’s right! They spread in a variety of ways through bites, contaminated food or water or from inhaling pathogens from their droppings. Gross!

Image: Surf Termite & Pest Control

Bottom line is:

If you’re having any of these issues and you’ve tried just about everything under the sun to get rid of these nasty, icky critters, then you need to call, Surf Termite & Pest Control. They serve Monmouth and Ocean Counties in the New Jersey area and operate business hours with affordable plans to help every budget. Owner and operator Steve Wrzesnewski focuses on you and your needs which is why you should get started with this Neptune City exterminator.

They have a Home Protection Plan which quarterly services allow for rigorous pest management of the most common of household pets including termite protection and treatment, reconstruction treatment, tick and mosquito control, and rodent control.

Give them a call today to help ease your mental and physical health that these pests can stir up.


Huge thank you to Surf Termite and Pest Control for sponsoring this post! I never thought I’d be talking about this on the blog, but it just shows how important it is–especially now in the summertime.

So if you’ve been dealing with a pest issue for a while, definitely call up the experts in extermination!

Sending a ton of love and light your way,

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