Setting the record straight… Flies are NOT KNOWN TO transmit Coronavirus…Flies are capable of transmitting more than 100 pathogens through their legs, body hair, mouthparts, feces, and vomit. (Gross, right!) The scientific community is studying whether flies can transmit Coronavirus. Right now, flies are not known to transmit Coronavirus. But since they are known to carry a lot of other bad diseases, put screens on your windows and a lid on the garbage pail.
Setting the record straight…Bedbugs DO NOT Transmit Coronavirus….Bedbug are nasty, upsetting, awful parasites. Bedbugs do not transmit Coronavirus. Coronavirus is not a blood-borne disease. In fact, bedbugs are not known to transmit any human diseases. They are still awful.
Setting the record straight… Cockroaches are NOT KNOWN TO Transmit Coronavirus…The problem with cockroaches (other than being cockroaches) is that as they move about their bodies become contaminated with bacteria which is then transferred to other surfaces they encounter–such as our kitchens and food. There is only one known virus that cockroaches carry. It is not Coronavirus. The scientific community is studying whether cockroaches can transmit Coronavirus. Right now, cockroaches are not known to transmit Coronavirus. You still don’t want to share space with cockroaches and the other nasty germs we know they carry.
Setting the record straight…Rodents are NOT KNOWN to transmit Coronavirus. According rodentologist Robert Corrigan, “If we can transmit [COVID-19] on our fingertips, then of course rats can transmit it on their feet, their fur, their tails.” But the risk of transmission is thought to be low. Meanwhile, mice and rats are known vectors other very nasty diseases — hantavirus, leptospirosis, lymphocytic choriomeningitis (LCMV), Tularemia and Salmonella. Ugh! Plus they use pee as a way to mark trails spreading germs everywhere. So, no. They should not be tolerated in your home.
Setting the record straight…Mosquitoes DO NOT Transmit Coronavirus… Mosquitoes infect about 700 million people a year with a mosquito-borne illness and are a threat to public health. But mosquitoes do not spread Coronavirus. Coronavirus is not a blood-borne disease. It is most often spread person to person. Check out the CDC Myth Busting Page for more information. Stay Safe San Diego!