Can Pests Carry COVID-19?

According to several medical sources including Dr. Lee Biggs, the Chief Medical Officer of Trident Medical Center and Dr. David Aronoff, Director of Infectious Diseases of Vanderbilt University Medical Center, pests such as mosquitoes do not transmit COVID-19. However, new information is still being discovered each day regarding COVID-19 so this might change over time.

Winter is gone, summer is coming, and so are the mosquitoes.

Sadly, mosquitoes love our region of the world, especially during the spring and summer months. Now, we have COVID-19 to worry about and it makes many people wonder, can pests such as mosquitoes carry COVID-19?

It’s a good question, especially considering that mosquitoes carried the West Nile virus and the Zika virus. However, you should not get too worked up about COVID-19 infection from mosquitoes.

Dr. David Aronoff and Dr. Lee Biggs both claim that COVID-19 cannot be transferred from mosquitoes to humans. COVID-19 is a respiratory virus, not a blood transmission virus, therefore, interactions with mosquitoes should not cause any human to be infected with COVID-19; other respiratory viruses like the flu and cold are not transferable from insects.

So, while mosquitoes are extremely annoying and carry other risks, the chances of catching COVID-19 from a mosquito bite is unlikely.

Mosquito Pest Control

While mosquitoes may not carry COVID-19, they do carry other risks such as:

  • West Nile
  • Zika
  • Chikungunya
  • Dengue
  • Malaria

Plus, they are extremely annoying (and sometimes painful), making it impossible to enjoy family gatherings or perform work tasks properly.

Rather than suffer through the spring and summer seasons with mosquito infestations, call us and let us protect your home and yard from mosquitoes. We have specialized treatments that can help keep mosquito infestations from becoming a problem, plus we can identify areas in your home and/or yard that can be breeding grounds for mosquitoes.

Do not let mosquitoes ruin your weekend gatherings, call us today and let us fix your mosquito infestation problems before they start.