Can Pests Transmit Covid-19 in Toronto?

Novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) raises many questions, including how it spreads. Although some people worry about insect disease transmission during warm weather, Coronavirus is not spread by vector pests. Even though the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is the best and most current resource for information on coronaviruses, we will examine the differences between vector-borne diseases and various coronaviruses to dispel any myths about transmission.

What are Vector Pests?

It is well known that vector pests, such as ticks and mosquitoes contribute significantly to the spread of many critical diseases. The primary vector for transmitting infections to humans is mosquitoes. Mosquitoes are responsible for transmitting malaria, Zika virus, West Nile virus (WNV), Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE), chikungunya, yellow fever, and several other diseases. Many vector-borne diseases are transmitted by ticks, including Lyme disease, the most common vector-borne infection. Mosquitoes and ticks are two of the most common and impactful vectors for humans, according to the World Health Organization

The public health pest is an organism that does not transmit disease but is a nuisance for the general public. Recent research suggests that bedbugs could transmit diseases, though they are the most common public health pest. You can easily rely on a bed bug removal company to eradicate the bed bug infestation from your home in Toronto and other parts of Canada. Individuals, institutions, and communities depend on pest control professionals in Toronto and throughout the world to reduce vectors and pests. Pest control companies introduce practices among the most effective means of lowering vectors and pests that cause health problems. 

What are Common Human Coronaviruses?

Human coronaviruses have been known to cause the common cold for more than 60 years. Human coronaviruses fall into four main subgroups, and they are mainly transmitted via direct contact with bodily fluids from an infected individual by simple acts such as coughing and sneezing. Someone who was nearby could inhale microscopic droplets produced by an infected person. They can also be transmitted by inadvertently touching a contaminated surface (such as a surface that had just been coughed on) or by sharing a spoon to eat dessert.

How is COVID-19 Different from Other Coronaviruses?

COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) is also a zoonotic coronavirus – a virus that has crossed species boundaries from its normal animal host to humans. Infected animals can transmit the disease to humans directly and indirectly through the consumption of contaminated food. The CDC emphasizes the importance of proper handwashing and other preventative actions to reduce public health threats. Zoonotic diseases are also very common, and they can spread when transmitted to people through person-to-person contact.

A novel coronavirus in China is causing COVID-19, a respiratory disease. SARS, Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), and other types of Coronavirus caused outbreaks in 2003 and 2012.

The COVID-19 virus is causing rapid spread worldwide and has proven to be more contagious than SARS or MERS. It can be considered as infectious as influenza, which affects 5% to 20% of the North American population every year.

Nevertheless, despite its lower death rate, COVID-19 has already claimed more lives and spread through more countries than SARS, Ebola, or MERS. Incubation takes 14 days for COVID-19, which means it can take up to two weeks for symptoms to develop after exposure. It is more likely that infected people without symptoms will unknowingly spread the disease. In comparison to other viruses, this is considerably longer. Incubation periods for the flu vary from one to four days. Therefore, tracking the virus’ path and preventing it from spreading becomes more difficult.


Even though Covid-19 doesn’t spread through pests, other dangerous diseases do. They can severely decrease your body’s resistance to fight the novel Coronavirus and make you more susceptible. You could always contact a reputable pest control specialist if you have any pest infestation in your home in Toronto. This way, you’ll stay safe from the various diseases they bring.

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