Bat droppings known as guano carry many viruses and diseases. Histoplasmosis is a disease that is closely associated with the guano.
The disease primarily affects the lungs and can be life threatening, particularly to those with a weakened immune system. It is transmitted when a person inhales spores from fungus that grow on bird and bat droppings.
Rats posed are a major health concern because their urine and droppings, as well as the fleas on their bodies, may transmit diseases. Rat flea cause plague and rat cause rat bite fever, Leptospirosis and Murine Typhus.
Besides contaminating food, they also cause damage to infrastructure by gnawing. Rat burrows, rat droppings, rub marks, gnaw marks and squeaking sounds are possible signs of rat infestation.
What to do when there is a snake in the house? Resist the urge to attack it with a broom or stick. Make sure that young children and pets like dogs or cats are kept away from the room or area where the snake is, as they may be curious and try to approach the snake.
Call for professional help. Have someone to keep an eye on the snake from a safe distance and note where it goes into hiding while you are contacting for help.
Bees and wasps are flying insects from the order Hymenoptera. They occur naturally in our ecosystem, playing important roles as pollinators of plants and predators of other invertebrates.
However, certain species can become potentially dangerous when their hives are disturbed, as they will sting to protect themselves. When the bee hives are too near for comfort and there is risk of accidental disturbance, it is better to call for bee removal specialist help to remove the bees and bee hives safely.
Crows are amongst the most intelligent animals on Earth. They are capable of tool making and tool usage to obtain food. They are also able to recognize and remember human faces.
Crows are incredibly territorial during their nesting seasons. They are known to dive and strike humans not just once, but repetitively until the human in question has moved a good distance away from the nest. Similar to bat droppings, fungus that case Histoplasmosis can be found in crow droppings.
Cockroaches are known for spreading many types of diseases, like Cholera, contaminating food as well as causing allergic reactions due to their droppings and crawling over food.
As a result to their resilience and ability to hide and breed quickly, it is often a challenge to remove them with over-the-counter measures. Signs of Cockroach Infestations include unpleasant smell, cockroach droppings, cockroach eggs (ootheca) and shred skins.
Pigeon droppings contain a fungus called Cryptococcus that can cause infections in vulnerable people if inhaled. Most people will not become unwell as a result, but vulnerable people with already weakened immunity “can get very ill with a chest infection or meningitis”.
Pigeon droppings are known to caused Cryptococcosis. Histoplasmosis. and Psittacosis. The symptoms includes fever, headache, chills, muscle pains, cough, and sometimes breathing difficulty or pneumonia.
Mosquitoes can transmit diseases such as dengue fever, dengue haemorrhagic fever, malaria, and Japanese encephalitis. The most effective way to control the mosquito population is to prevent breeding by removing breeding habitats.
However, for mosquito breeding habitats that cannot be permanently removed, a competent pest control operator should be engaged to look out for them with insecticides and fogging to prevent breeding.