Mauritius is well-known for its beautiful flora and fauna. It’s also reputed for its mosquitoes, especially among the tourists. If you wish to know what are the pests that are plotting to invade your house, here is a list of the top five most common ones that you can come across, without knowing how much they can affect your health. Here they are:

Mosquitoes

Besides being extremely annoying, mosquitoes do much more than stopping you from sleeping. Some mosquito bites are harmless, some are itchy and some can be deadly! Thousands of deaths a year worldwide are caused by mosquitoes, making them the deadliest insects in the world. They can carry and transmit several harmful infections, including malaria, yellow fever, dengue fever and chikungunya.

Cockroaches

Cockroaches love Mauritius’ tropical weather and thrive happily in the comfort and warmth of your welcoming home. These disgusting creatures will terrorise you mercilessly by making loops in your head when you expect it the least. However, this is not the worst. They also carry salmonella, gastroenteritis, dysentery and typhoid and can spread up to 33 different kinds of bacteria. To add insult to injury, they leave their droppings in cupboards and under furniture, which can cause eczema and triggers asthma attacks.

Lizards

The brownish lizards that hide behind each painting or mirror in your house do much harm than staining your walls with their droppings. These sneaky pests that love to taste what’s in your pots and pans (and your toothbrush!) carry a range of germs and a bacteria called Salmonella that can cause serious illness in people.

Rats and Mice

The presence of rodents in a home or a building is a real threat. Rats and mice eat absolutely everything and can cause massive damage. How bad can this possibly be? Rodents eat anything and everything. For instance, they can eat electrical cables and cause a fire. They also bring along lice, ticks and fleas. But most importantly, they represent a very serious health risk for people as they can cause numerous severe diseases such as salmonella and E-coli (gastroenteritis).

Flies

Flies are found all around Mauritius and can represent a serious problem in Agri-food business or restaurants. FYI, they regurgitate and excrete each time they land, just if you were wondering how disgusting they really are. Yes, they have no shame and no respect and they will do that even on your favourite burger. They are also suspected of transmitting over 50 diseases to humans, including food poisoning, typhoid fever, dysentery, cholera and tuberculosis.

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