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5 Animals Most Likely to Give You a Disease

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5 Animals Most Likely to Give You a Disease

When you think of animals, you probably imagine playful dogs, fluffy rabbits, or other favorite animals. Animals have been a companion to humans almost since the dawn of mankind. However, not all animals are safe to have as pets or to have contact with. Of course everyone knows that crocodiles and other dangerous animals can…

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The Health Hazards and Diseases Caused by Rats

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The Health Hazards and Diseases Caused by Rats

The household rat species, such as the roof rat are very common. Rats can be more than a simple nuisance at home. These annoying little critters are also responsible for over 70 known diseases that can endanger- and even kill- humans. Rats invade households in their quest for warm areas to live in. These critters…

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Plagued by Rats: Why You Need to Fix Your Rat Problem

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Plagued by Rats: Why You Need to Fix Your Rat Problem

In school you probably learned about the Black Death, a devastating pandemic that wreaked havoc and destruction throughout Europe in the 14th Century. The disease responsible for so many deaths was the Bubonic plague, caused by a blood-borne bacterium spread through fleas that lived on black rats in merchant ships. Although the bacterium was the…

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A Cure for Paralysis is in the Making

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A Cure for Paralysis is in the Making

A cure for paralysis could be coming to fruition in the relatively near future. Scientists in Switzerland have been working with rats in an attempt to see how chemical injections and electronic simulations could affect those who were paralyzed for the experiment. The rats were paralyzed when the doctors cut half way through the spine…

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House Guests You Certainly Don’t Want

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House Guests You Certainly Don't Want

Pests and Bugs that Love a Filthy Home Do you keep your home in good order? It can be a pain constantly scrubbing, disinfecting, moping, disinfecting, scraping and… repeat. No one really enjoys it but it is essential to keep you home in good order and importantly hygienic. Here we look at some of the…

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