Can Insects Spread the Coronavirus?
The novel Coronavirus is on everyone’s mind today. Between social distancing, taking care of your health to boost your immune system, and carefully disinfecting your home, you may feel that you are taking all the steps necessary to protect yourself. And to be sure, these are vital steps.
However, one frequently overlooked disease vector is insects. If you are concerned about whether insects can spread the Coronavirus, here is some information you need to know.
Insects and Disease
First, we know that insects can spread a number of diseases and illnesses. Generally speaking, people think of obvious maladies such as the spread of malaria by mosquitoes and the spread of Lyme disease through ticks.
However, these are not the only issues with insects. For example, when a common housefly walks on a contaminated surface, millions of disease-causing bacteria can wind up clinging to its legs. Then, when it lands on your food or a surface in your house, these disease vectors can be transferred indirectly to you. This can cause serious health problems, especially for people who may already have some other illness or suffer from a depressed immune system.
Insects and the Novel Coronavirus
First, the good news: as of this writing, there have been no proven cases of COVID-19 (the illness caused by the novel Coronavirus) being spread as a result of insects. That being said, keep in mind that we are still very new to this particular illness, and the lack of a reported case of insect to human transmission does not mean that it cannot happen.
Now for the better news! We at Stonecreek Solutions, LLC can help you protect the health and safety of you and your loved ones by providing effective insect control solutions for your home or business. Whether you have an infestation of mosquitoes, a persistent tick problem, or some other insect issue, we can help control it.
We operate quickly, efficiently, and affordably. This means that we can reduce the number of insects in your immediate area, and we can do so at a cost that you will find both fair and affordable.
We know that the novel Coronavirus can live on various surfaces for anywhere from several hours up to multiple days, according to the National Institutes of Health. It makes sense, then, that these surfaces could include the feet of insects that may come into contact with the virus.
Rather than taking a chance, take steps to protect yourself by reducing the number of insects in your home or business. Contact us today for a consultation.
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