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Can Pests Spread Coronavirus?

December 9, 2020


There are still mysteries to solve and myths to bust surrounding the novel virus.

There are concerns that there will be a second wave but, in this blog, we will discuss whether or not the COVID-19 disease spreads from pests.

Do Pests Carry the Virus?

To date, there is no strong evidence to prove the theory that pests can spread the COVID-19 infection to humans.

We have to keep in mind that pests are carriers of thousands of infectious diseases, such as the rocky mountain fever.

The best defense is to keep the insects off your skin, wear a long sleeves t-shirt, and full pants when stepping out of your house.

Pests that rely on trash from restaurants and other local businesses are now moving farther away in search of food, and it could lead to pest infestations at residential places. Therefore, hire a professional eco-friendly pest control agency to protect you and your family’s health against the disease-carrying mosquitoes and ticks.

Do I Need to Worry About Rats?

zoonotic diseases

Rats, in particular, are a carrier of different kinds of viruses and infection. They are strongly linked to the spread of zoonotic diseases such as Weil’s disease. They are known for carrying the strains of coronaviruses, including sialodacryoadenitis that have the same structure as COVID-19.

There is a possibility that rats could be the host of this virus. If you are suspicious of a rodent infestation in your home, you must immediately call proficient pest management experts.

While we are not certain whether the pests can spread this virus, it is important to deal with infestations right away as they carry severe diseases that they can pass onto humans.


During these uncertain times, we at Emersons EnviroCare have got your back to safeguard you and your family against the COVID-19 infection. Our panel of experienced pest control specialists practice social distancing, wear a face mask, and adhere to the state guidelines.

If you want your residential or commercial space free of those unsightly pests, call us today at 1800 600 760 for pest control experts in Sydney.

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