Vectors

Mosquitoes, Ticks and Bed Bugs


Mosquitoes and ticks are blood-feeding parasites that can spread disease to humans. Both are generally problems in warm, dry weather. You may avoid mosquitoes by staying indoors, wearing repellent or long sleeves and pants in the morning and evening. Ticks generally live in tall grasses and brushy areas or may be associated with rodents. 

Bed bugs are also blood-feeding parasites but are not known to cause disease in humans. If you suspect that bed bugs have infested your home, please contact a licensed pest control company. More information is available in the link below.

Rats & Mice


Rats and mice can spread disease. These diseases can be spread directly to humans through handling, contact with feces, urine, or saliva, and through bite wounds. People can also get diseases from ticks, mites, and fleas that have fed on an infected rodent. The best way to prevent rodent infestation is to remove food sources and shelter, which may include accumulated garbage.