Termites are one of the most irksome insects present in the world. They can turn a beautiful home into a pile of dust, within a few weeks. They can eat everything that has cellulose in it, which includes wooden doors, foundation beams, wooden floor, windows, books and the list goes on. But, of course, everyone knows that. Most people are unaware that the harmful effects termite infestation are not limited to ruining the structural foundation of the house, Apart from that, they can ruin the health of people living in it.
Health problems associated with termite infestation
Termites themselves are not a potential threat to human health. They are not known to be the carrier of any dangerous communicable diseases. However, they often carry fungus on them, which dissipated invisible fungal molds in the most unlikely of places. Many people are allergic to such fungal molds, and they experience nasal irritation, skin rashes and in more severe cases chronic asthma.
Furthermore, termite droppings and saliva are potential allergens for many people, who experience repeated asthma attacks in their presence. However, this reaction differs from person to person depending on their susceptibility. Though in most of the cases, the effects are mild, but there are many examples where people suffered from bronchial-pulmonary Aspergillosis due to cytotoxicity spread by termites.
Pesticides kill termites and torment humans
The most obvious thing to eliminate a termite infestation is to call Round Rock exterminators. But what most people don’t understand is that the harmful effects termite infestation has are in most cases caused by the chemicals used to kill them.
Most likely the pesticides won’t kill a person, but it is highly probable that they will cause serious health discrepancies. The pesticides contain harmful chemicals and toxins, which is why exterminators advise people to vacate the house before they dispense these chemicals and stay away for a few days in minimum.
Sadly, most people ignore these suggestions and enter the exterminated house before the chemicals have completely dissipated. By doing so, they risk inhalation of harmful gasses and physical contact with these chemicals.
When should I see a doctor
Most often people don’t realize that they are having allergic reactions or asthma attacks due to the termites in their bedroom. It is highly common because termites don’t exactly give a knock on the door before they enter the house. By the time people realize that they have a termite infestation, the insects have spread their colonies to most parts of the house.
Therefore, if someone is experiencing frequent headaches, skin rashes, and chronic asthma, without any identifiable reasons, then they should consider seeing their doctor and calling an exterminator, to find out whether they have a termite infestation.