21
Jan

Rodents As Disease Vehicles

rats spread disease

Norway Rat

In the past century alone, more than 10 million people have died from rodent-borne diseases. Although rodents are not major threats to our everyday health, it is justified to be concerned over the potential for rodents to transmit diseases. By their very nature and design, rodents make excellent “vehicles” for harboring and rapidly transporting diseases.

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21
Jan

Royal Treatment For Black Widows Makes News

From under the rocks, yet another pest emerges

Sunday, June 28, 2009

By BRENDAN MONAHAN, Staff Writer, DAILY LOCAL NEWS

For the past several days, Anne Bookout has been avoiding her stone walls and doing yard work only in grassy areas.

black widow erradication Typically, the stone walls and other nooks around her outside gardens don't scare her, but ever since an exterminator discovered black widow spiders hanging in stone crevices, Bookout has been careful about where she gardens.

"It gave me the willies," Bookout said.

Bookout, who owns more than an acre, decided to have her West Goshen property inspected after her extermina tion company treated a place infested with more than 200 black widows in Elkton, Md.

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