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cockroach insects

How many diseases can the cockroach carry? Which 5 are the worst?

Cockroaches are found all around the world in general they are not indeginous to a particular country or place. Cockroaches are mostly found in hiding spots like dark places or wet places (below the water basin, kitchen, and furniture items which have not been used from months). The cockroach also spreads a lot of diseases like Asthma, Salmonella, Allergies without us knowing, even we must suffer with Fever, Stomach Pain, Diarrhea, Loose motions And Vomiting.

Cockroaches are notoriously known for causing these 5 things:

  1. Food Contamination
  2. Allergies
  3. Asthma
  4. Food Poisoning
  5. Inoculation of bacteria from cockroaches

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cockroach insects

What are commonly used roach baits and which has the highest degree of safety?

Most commonly used roach baits are in liquid, gel and solid forms. These are used indoor and out door. Though adult cockroaches are eradicated, eggs are not destroyed and eventually hatch. While chemicals are used for killing these pests, the safest way kill them is the century old method of using Boric acid, which is the most effective of the lot. It is also odorless and contains no volatile solvents. For best results, apply in thin layers and never in heap. This is safe and effective compared to hard chemicals.

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mice rats rodents

Which prefers a balanced diet and why, a rat or a mouse?

Mice and rats are known for their preference for biting to pieces any piece of food they can find, pecking at crumbs on the floor and food in the cupboard. Despite this, you can not feed your pet with anything, since mice and rats require very specific nutrients based on certain diets.

For mice, a good starting point is a commercial rodent food. These are available in most pet stores and can come in block, tablet, or as a mixture of seeds. Also, when choosing a commercial food for your mouse, you should pay attention to certain nutritional facts, since mice require a minimum level of fiber (18%) and protein (16%) to stay healthy. Furthermore, the fat content should be limited to a maximum of 4%. In addition, they also enjoy a daily treatment. Fresh fruits and vegetables are a perfect solution. Some good ideas are peas, cauliflower, broccoli, carrots, apples or bananas. It is important to be careful, however, these treats should be very small to prevent overeat.

Regarding rats, like mice, it is important to include in their diet a feed for commercial rodent. The best way to block a rat is food, as it provides a good chewing exercise.

Although mice and diets rats are very similar, rats need a slightly different mix because they need more fiber and less fat, so the food of rats should easily be located above 18% in terms of content fiber and clearly below 4% fat.

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insects mosquitos

Which pest is considered the world’s deadliest animal and why?

The Mosquito: Nature’s Assassin

Ask anyone what the world’s deadliest animal is, and you’re bound to get replies ranging from the merely uninformed to the downright ludicrous. The rogue’s gallery typically consists of the usual suspects such as various types of snakes and spiders, as well as sharks and jellyfish, with many suggesting (and not wrongly so) that, indeed, Mankind is the deadliest animal to roam this green planet of ours. After all, are we not the ones who wage wars and plant bombs?

 

But the abovementioned transgressors do not form the subject of this article. No, the notorious star of our show is a much more insidious specimen altogether. One that is responsible for more deaths than any other animal, an estimated 1 million people every year.

I am talking, of course, about the mosquito and, if the abovementioned figure seems ludicrous to you, consider that mosquitos spread a host of deadly diseases including malaria, dengue fever and yellow fever.

 

Mosquitoes came into the spotlight again recently with the outbreak of the dreaded Zika virus – a pathogen that has been linked to microcephaly in babies – in Brazil, causing global panic.

 

A contributing factor with regards to the high mortality rate associated with mosquito-borne diseases, is the fact that outbreaks often occur in developing regions with poor sanitation and limited access to healthcare. For example, sub-Saharan Africa currently has the highest malaria fatality rate (some 90%) with countries like Mozambique, Burkina Faso and the Ivory Coast being known for the presence of malaria mosquitos. The humid, wet conditions in these countries – as well as the prevalence of bodies of stagnant water – make for the perfect breeding conditions for malaria mosquitos. The symptoms of malaria are flu-like in nature and include headache, fever and chills. Organizations like Malaria No More are working toward bringing about the end of death caused by malaria.

 

Even in malaria-free areas, mosquitos are considered pests, their bites (or, more accurately, the antigens in their saliva) resulting in red, swollen, maddeningly itchy and often painful bumps on one’s skin. Many a sleepless night during the summer months can be attributed to this irritating nocturnal visitor.

There are many different ways – with varying degrees of efficacy – of keeping mosquitos at bay. From creams and aerosols to citronella-scented candles and electronic plug-in devices, many companies have made it their mission to help people ward off these pesky parasites. However, in regions affected by malaria and other mosquito-borne diseases, it is imperative that the proper prophylactics are taken prior to visiting the areas so affected.

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