Insects

Research is Focusing on the Spread of Covid by Flies and Cockroaches


Studies show COVID-19 is primarily an airborne virus, usually transmitted through droplets generated when people cough, sneeze or speak. But what about flies and cockroaches, the usual suspects when it comes to infectious diseases? Our Brick exterminator shares the latest information on these pests and the pandemic.

Coronavirus in Humans

COVID-19 is the most recent strain of RNA virus falling under the broad spectrum of coronavirus. While COVID-19 is categorized as new, or “novel,” coronaviruses are actually relatively common. Coronavirus-related illnesses include Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS).

Coronavirus was first identified in 1937, when the poultry industry was devastated by an infectious bronchitis affecting birds. COVID-19 is thought to have originated with bats, then followed a path from anteaters to humans.

How Insects Create a Health Danger

Flies and cockroaches are known to carry and transmit bacteria, viruses, parasites and other pathogens. Since their diet includes a wide range of contaminated materials, scientists often examine the role of these pests in spreading disease.

At present, there is no evidence demonstrating that flies and cockroaches actively carry the COVID-19 virus. But scientists still recommend measures such as treatment by a Brick exterminator to control environmental health hazards that may make people susceptible to infections and other risks.

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