Here at Springer Professional Home Services, we are closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation as more information comes out every day. As always, our focus remains to be the health and safety of our communities here in central Iowa. That’s why we’re here to dispel a myth about how the coronavirus is spread. Although mosquitoes and ticks are infamous for spreading diseases worldwide, these pests do not transmit COVID-19. Mosquitoes and ticks are vectors for several deadly diseases, but these are vector-borne diseases while coronavirus is spread from person to person. Using information from the CDC, we’ve compiled facts on vector-borne diseases in this post. Read on to learn more!
Differences of Vector-Borne Diseases & Coronavirus
COVID-19 is not transmitted by vector pests, including mosquitoes and ticks. Coronavirus is a respiratory virus that is said to pass from person to person, which is why it is so contagious. People are exposed from droplets from saliva or nasal discharge, typically generated when an infected person sneezes or coughs. Research has shown that it can be spread through contaminated surfaces, and it is increasingly considered to be an airborne virus. Mosquito-borne and tick-borne diseases are of an entirely different nature than this current virus. The main difference is that vector-borne diseases do not pass from person to person! In addition, vector-borne diseases often involve parasites. It’s important to understand that mosquito bites will not transmit COVID-19.
They may not transmit coronavirus, but ticks, fleas, and mosquitoes are vectors for infectious diseases that have impacted nations worldwide. The following diseases are often tied back to vector pests:
- Mosquitoes are infamous for transmitting malaria, Zika virus, West Nile virus, chikungunya, yellow fever, and more.
- Lyme disease, currently the most common vector-borne disease in the nation, is transmitted by ticks.
- When vector pests feeds off a diseased host, they can transmit pathogens that may infect other hosts it subsequently bites.
Pest Control Services During the Coronavirus Pandemic
In these uncertain times, it’s important to stay aware of the facts. Mosquitoes and ticks do not spread coronavirus. Regardless it’s important to take caution in the presence of pests and to always enlist the help of a professional exterminator to prevent dangerous insects. Here at Springer, our team is dedicated to providing you with essential pest control services during the pandemic and all year long.
With new information about COVID-19 coming out every hour, we want to encourage our customers to seek more up-to-date info and follow guidelines released by the WHO and the CDC, as well as your state and local public health agencies.
Do Insects Transmit COVID-19? in Des Moines
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