Can A Termite Infestation in AZ Put My Family’s Health At Risk?

December 14, 2018

Can A Termite Infestation in AZ Put My Family’s Health At Risk?

December 14, 2018

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Having a termite infestation in Arizona can be a nightmare. You’ll certainly worry about the integrity of your home since a colony of termites can eat through wood fairly easily. If happen to be unlucky enough to see a swarm of termites in your home, it can be very overwhelming. Even more alarming is the thought that the termites could harm you or your family.

This is where you can stop worrying. Termites may cause major damage to your home, but they don’t usually harm people. They don’t bite people unless you happen to pick up a “soldier” termite, in which case they might bite you to defend themselves. They aren’t known to carry diseases. Even their droppings don’t usually affect people. Every now and again someone may have an allergic reaction because of the termites and/or droppings, but this is rare. Termites don’t generally directly affect people’s health.

Termites can, in certain situations, indirectly affect your health. Wood could be involved in a lot of products designed to aid in mobility. For example, a cane can often be made of wood. Termites could infest the cane and compromise it. Similarly, prosthetic limbs used to be made from wood. If you have an old prosthetic limb there is a possibility that they could infest your prosthetic limb. These things are possibilities, but even so, the probability of it happening is slim if you get rid of the termites in a timely manner.

Termites are a nuisance–there is no question about that. They can do a lot of damage to your home. The good news is that they don’t really affect your health unless it’s a rare and extreme circumstance. If you discover termites in your home, you can spend your time on getting rid of them, not worrying about you and your family’s health. That means less stress and more energy to make your home termite-free.

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