Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Fun Facts About Rats

* Rats have an excellent sense of smell, as a result they've been used to pioneer the fields of landmine and tuberculosis detection. It's also the reason they know when you've left the bread out of the pantry.
*A group of rats is called a mischief... I wonder why?
*The rat is the first animal on the Chinese Zodiac.
*Female rats can mate up to 500 times with different males during a six-hour phase of "receptivity"—a state of openness which she will experience about 15 times per year.
*A rat cannot perspire. Instead rats use their tails to control their body temperature by contracting and expanding blood vessels.
*Can a rat survive being flushed down the toilet? Yes! Rats can tread water for up to three days!
*Tired of trying to lure that mangy rat with gouda and brie? According to a study performed by founder of the Animal Behavior Society Martin Schein rats have a list of fave foods which include but are not limited to scrambled eggs, Mac and cheese, and cooked corn.
*Some cultures idolize rats. In Deshnoke, India, a Hindu temple dedicated to the rat goddess Karni Mata is home more than 20,000 rats which are believed to be reincarnations of the goddess and her clansmen.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Roaches And Bed Bugs A Serious Problem

Pests are a grave problem once in home they become a great problem. Of all the home pests, bed bug n roaches are most common. Getting rid of them is the most important and difficult task. Professional help is recommended to completely get rid of them.

Bed Bugs

Bed bug epidemic is not a recent problem but it has been disturbing people for thousands of years. During the day, bedbugs hide in the cracks and crevices of: Mattresses Box springs Beds, frames, Headboards, under peeling paint and loose wall paper under carpeting near baseboards. By feeding on infected people, bedbugs can be infected with some blood borne diseases. After World War II, they were eradicated from most developed nations with the use of DDT. This pesticide has since been banned because it's so toxic to the environment.

The risk of encountering bedbugs increases if you spend time in places with high turnovers of night-time guests — such as hotels, hospitals or homeless shelters.

Bedbugs are reddish brown, oval and flat, about the size of an apple seed. During the day, they hide in the cracks and crevices of beds, box springs, headboards and bed frames. It's an overwhelming task to eliminate bedbugs from your home. Professional help is recommended.

Differentiating between a bed dug and insect bite is difficult. In general, the areas of bedbug bites are: Red, often with a darker red spot in the middle Itchy, are arranged in a rough line or in a cluster located on the face, neck, arms and hands. Some people have no reaction at all to bedbug bites, while others experience an allergic reaction that can include severe itching, blisters or hives.


Cockroaches or roaches in a home are health hazards. Unfortunately, the breeding rate of roaches breed is quick, so if one roach gets in a home, this quickly leads to more. Different types of roaches can be a source of various diseases. They can trigger allergic reactions and even asthma attacks. Bacteria on the bodies of roaches can cause vomiting, sneezing, diarrhea, reddened skin and salmonella.

Even if a homeowner does not see a roach, there are other signs of roaches in the home. Roaches lay small, brown kidney-shaped cases which contain eggs. Juvenile cockroaches, called nymphs, are miniature but wingless versions of their parents.

Roaches enter a home because food and water are easily available. Clean up food spills, even crumbs as soon as possible. Regularly remove trash. Soak up water spills and fix leaky faucets that could cause puddles for roaches to drink from. Trim bushes, long weeds and ivy where roaches can live.

About Author
Sophia Alexander is a chief editor since early 2007, and she currently works for Pets and their care. She is expert in writing about Transgenic mice and Knockout mice.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Some Quick bedbug facts

Bed bugs are crack and crevice creatures that reside in beds, dressers, night tables closets, couches, walls, clothing and moldings. They are sneaky creatures and will hide in almost anything. They are real headache and eliminating them can be difficult if not done right. Bed bugs are small, reddish insects, which are about 4-5mm long. Bed bugs are invasive insects that can be hard to detect.

Bed bugs are tiny insects that drink the blood of humans. They are not avoidable even if we take preventative measures. They Are like little vampires that take up residence in your home. They Are small, nocturnal parasites that call many places their homes. Bed bugs are more resilient and resistant than any other pest, including rats and cockroaches.

Bed bugs are a small wingless insect that feed upon the blood of animals including humans. They are small, brownish, flattened insects that feed solely on the blood of animals. They are small brown insects that feed on the blood of warm blooded mammals. They are tiny, blood-sucking insects. Bed bugs are fast moving insects that are nocturnal blood-feeders. Bed bugs are often mistaken for fleas, ticks and or baby cockroaches. They are elusive and usually nocturnal, which can make them hard to spot. They Are not known to transmit disease. Bed bugs can wander between adjoining apartments through voids in walls and holes though which wires and pipes pass

Bed bugs can live up to a year without feasting on blood. They are negatively affect our physical, mental, and social wellbeing. Bedbugs have a stigma that the person who got them is a dirty person which is far from true. They spread readily from infested units to surrounding units in multi-occupancy settings. They travel in your clothing and luggage easily. Bed bugs can attach themselves to you without you even knowing.

Bed bugs can survive for 9-12 months without eating. They Are most active when people are sleeping. They Are clearly a problem that is far more serious than people realize. Bed bugs were once nearly eliminated as a pest in civilized society.