Threats: Fleas represent a danger to human. For a human, not only fleasthat are found in rats are dangerous. Due to the fact that these parasites are not particularly choosy towards the species of the host, they can attack other species of animals.
For example, if a cat catches a rat, the fleas later will easily move to the murching pet, and from it - into the house where people will bite. Therefore, fleas in a cat are dangerous in the same way that fleas are dangerous in rats, dogs or rabbits.
And fleas are active carriers of helminth eggs (worms), and a huge number of their species.
For children, fleas are even more dangerous than for adults. Children react more sharply to the bites of parasites, they allergic reactions occur much more often. In this case, the allergy after mass bites leads to more serious consequences, more often manifest rashes and swelling, generalized symptoms such as migraine and lymph node enlargement.
The origin of the Oriental cockroach, Blatta Orientalis Linnaeus, is uncertain, but it is thought to be from Africa or south Russia. It is a major household pest in parts of the northwest, mid-west, and southern United States. It is also sometimes referred to as the "black beetle" or a "water bug" because of its dark black appearance and tendency to harbor in damp locations.
The Oriental cockroach is approximately 1 inch long and dark brown to black. Males have wings covering 3/4 of their body, and the female has very short (rudimentary) wings. The inner wing folds like a fan and is membranous. The outer part of the wing is narrow, leathery and thick. The styli between a pair of jointed cerci can identify the male. Both the male and female are flightless.
BROWN RECLUSE SPIDER BITES
Threats: A number of health effects may results from Bed Bug bites, including skin rashes, psychological effects, and allergic symptoms. Bed Bugs have mouth parts that saw through the skin. They prefer exposed skin, preferably the face, neck and arms of a sleeping person.
The following are some of the more common types of scorpions in Arizona and how you can tell them apart.
1) The Arizona Bark Scorpion. The Arizona bark scorpion is one of the more commonly known scorpions in Arizona. ...
2) The Arizona Stripetail Scorpion. ...
3) The Arizona Giant Hairy Scorpion. ...
4) The Yellow Ground Scorpion.
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Only female Mosquitoes bite. Both male and female feed mainly on fruit and plant nectar, but the female also needs the protein in blood to help her eggs develop. Once she's had her fill of blood, she'll rest for a couple of days before laying her eggs.
There are more than 3,500 species of Mosquitoes. About 175 of them are found in the United States.
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Bed Bugs are parasitic insects of the cimicid family that feed exclusive on blood. Cimex Lectularius, the common bed bug, is the best known as it prefers to feed on human blood. The Bed bug preferred habitat: warm houses and especially near or inside beds and bedding or other sleep areas. They are mainly active at night. They usually feed on their hosts without being noticed.
Bed Bugs have known as human parasites for thousands of years. At a point in the early 1940s, they are mostly eradicated in the developed world, but have increased in prevalence since 1995, likely due to pesticide, governmental bans of effective pesticides, and international travel.
Threats: Mosquitoes are particular health concern because some species of Mosquitoes found in Arizona can carry and transmit diseases, such as West Nile Virus, Zika, and St. Louis Encephalitis. These viruses can cause major illnesses and health issues.
Mosquitoes are perhaps the most dangerous animals in the world,” Omar Akbari, PhD, an assistant professor of entomology at the Center for Disease Vector Research at the University of California Riverside, told Healthline. “They are the primary vectors for major human diseases such as yellow fever, malaria, and dengue fever, which together infect hundreds of millions of humans worldwide and kill millions each year.”
The World Health Organization, he added, reports that more than 50 percent of the world’s population is presently at risk from mosquito-borne diseases.
Zika and other insect-borne diseases are traveling quickly with new reports every week.
If you believe you have been bitten, it's important that you seek emergent medical attention right away!!!
Fleas are small flightless insects. As external parasites of mammals and birds, they live by consuming the blood of their hosts. Fleas legs are long, the hind pair well adapted for jumping. A flea can jump vertically up to 7 inches and horizontally up to 13 inches, that making the flea one of the best jumpers of all known animals.
The Brown Recluse spider is the best known of the Reduce spider group. They like undisturbed places for their webs. They hunt primary at night and will take refuge during the daytime in clothing and bedding, and their are often found in unused closets and storerooms. Outside, they can be found in foundation cracks, cracks in soil, and window wells.
The Brown Recluse is an non-aggressive spider and will only bite when disturbed.
Threats: While they do not bite or sting they do feed and live in areas that harbor dangerous bacteria, such as sewers, garbage disposals, dumpsters and bathroom areas. The oriental cockroach will carry the bacteria on their body and contaminate your food and food prep areas, the bacteria can cause vomiting, fever and diarrhea.
Threats: Usually, the Brown Recluse spider bite is not felt at the time of occurrence, and pain sets in from 6 to 8 hours later.
About 10% of Brown Recluse bites cause moderate or greater tissue damage. While there are several highly probable deaths reported in children, these are extremely rare occurrences. The victim may experience feelings of discomfort, malaise, or nausea, and sometimes intense itching. Chills or fever and sweating may be experienced. In rare cases: Blood in urine, Kidney failure, Seizures and Coma.
Threats:Roaches can foul food, eat glue from furniture, and produce an unpleasant odor. Some homeowners are allergic to roaches, and the pests can contaminate food with certain bacterial diseases that result in food poisoning, dysentery, or diarrhea. They spread bacteria that cause food poisoning, such as Salmonella and Shigella. They also might carry coliform bacteria, Streptococcus and Staphylococcus.
This species produce additional eggs after mating and mature at a quick rate. Therefore, a large infestation is more likely, and this will increase the possibility of asthma complications and allergies. German cockroaches' feces and saliva contain problematic proteins and allergens, which may trigger asthma attacks. In densely populated cities, scientists have identified a correlation between roach presence and the incidence of asthma. Cockroach allergens cause lots of allergic reactions, especially in children. These allergens build up in deposits of droppings, secretions, cast skins, and dead bodies of roaches. This makes German cockroach control vital.
If the population increases to a large number, the cockroaches will quickly need to find new food sources; this can include food residue on human skin or mucus excretions around the eyes, nose and mouth. The German cockroaches can chew and will gladly chomp down with a painful bite which may cause mild skin irritation.
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Black Widow Spider Bites
The American cockroach is the largest of the house infesting roaches and a major pest in the United States. Despite its name, the American cockroach is not native to North America. Some evidence suggested that American cockroaches were introduced via ship from Africa in the early 1600s.
American cockroaches produce a pheromone that some people describe a having a "musty" smell. People with sensitive noses may notice this odor around the house.
Ticks belong to a group called arachnids and related to spiders and mites. There are hundreds of species of ticks found worldwide and more than 25 species occur in Arizona. Of that number, most people are likely to encounter only a few species. The most common in Arizona is the Brown Dog Tick, Rhipicephalus sangiuneus.
Ticks have four stages in their life cycle: egg, larva, nymph, and adult. Once hatched, a tick needs to have a blood meal before it can develop into the next stage. The larvae, or “seed ticks” are less than 1/16 inch long and have six legs. After a meal of blood it will molt and enter the nymph stage. Nymphs are still small, less than1/8 inch long, and have eight legs. In the final adult stage a blood meal allows the female to lay eggs. She will deposit as many 5,000 eggs and then die. Ticks at any stage of development can live many months without feeding; an adult brown dog tick can survive for as long as two years without a blood meal.
The German cockroach is the most common species of the cockroach. German cockroaches can breed at a rate of up to six generations per year. The German cockroach can fit through an opening as small as 3/8 inch in width.
German cockroaches will feed on almost anything, including soap, glue and toothpaste. German cockroaches are good hitchhikers and often find their way into new structures via grocery bags, cardboard boxes, drink cartons and secondhand appliances.
German cockroaches prefer to live in warm, humid places close to food and moisture sources. They are frequently found in residential and commercial kitchen environments, and bathrooms.
DID YOU KNOW: BED BUGS CAN LIVE FOR MORE THAN A YEAR WITHOUT EATING.
Threats: Scorpions sting. A scorpion sting may result in some pain, itching, swelling, or tenderness in the area. The great majority of scorpion stings occur on the hands and feet. Watch where you step with bare feet, and watch where you reach with your hands.
In the western U.S., only one species of scorpion venom is considered very dangerous to humans, and yes, it lives right here in Arizona. It is called the Arizona Bark Scorpion. It is straw colored or opaque and usually less than 2 inches long. The Arizona Bark Scorpion is most dangerous if the person stung has an allergic reaction.
There are other bark scorpions and other types of scorpions that are even more common in Phoenix homes than the Arizona bark scorpion. Most people assume they are seeing the most dangerous scorpion when they see any scorpion, which is a safe assumption to make since most people don't want to get close enough to distinguish the various species from one another!
Bad news: every year many people in the world die from scorpion stings. Good news: hardly anyone ever dies in Arizona, because antivenin is available for severe cases. According to the University of Arizona "in the past 20 years, there have been no reported fatalities in the U.S. due to scorpion stings." Certain people may be allergic to scorpion venom just like some people are allergic to bee stings (or strawberries or peanuts...) although according to the same source no cases of that type of allergic reaction has been reported in Arizona.
Threats: American cockroaches are filthy pest, and their presence in the home can pose a severe health threat. American cockroaches have been reported to spread at least 33 kinds of bacteria, including E. coli and Salmonella, as well as six kinds of parasitic worms and at least seven other kinds of human pathogens. They pick up germs on the spines of their legs and body as they crawl through decaying matter of sewage, and them transfer the germs onto food or cocking surfaces. The saliva, urine and fecal droppings from American cockroaches contain allergen proteins known to elicit allergic reactions and asthma attacks. As such, cockroaches are a common trigger of year-round allergy and asthma symptoms, especially in children.
The female eats the male after mating. Male Black Widows spider tend to select their mates by determining if the female has eat already to avoid eaten them self.
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If a tick is found on the skin it should be removed immediately. A tick normally needs to be attached for at least several hours before it will transmit disease to its host; so prompt removal dramatically reduces the likelihood of infection.
Scorpion with babie's
Did you know: Mosquitoes have been around since the Jurassic period. That makes them about 210 million years old.
Threats: The bite of a female Black widow is through to be 15 times more potent than that of a Rattlesnake. A bite can cause severe muscle pain and spasms, as well as nausea, vomiting and abdominal cramps for up to a week. More than 2,000 people report Black Widow bites yearly, but deaths are rare these days
BLACK WIDOW SPIDER
The Black Widow is a genus of spiders in the family Theridiidae, most of which are commonly known as Widow Spiders.
Black Widows use a silk-like substance to weave tangled looking webs, typically close to the ground in covered or dark places, such as near drain pipes or under logs.
In most cases, the female are dark coloured and readily identifiable by reddish markings on the abdomen, which are often (but not always) hourglass shaped. The male Black Widow spiders often exhibit various red and white markings.
Threats: Because ticks feed on blood, they can transmit disease from animal host to animal host, which makes them a health concern. Tick-borne diseases are rare in Arizona, but they can be serious. Different types of ticks transmit different diseases. Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (RMSF) is the most common tick-borne disease in Arizona, although there are usually less than a dozen cases per year. In Arizona, the brown dog tick can be a “vector,” transmitting the bacteria that cause RMSF from host to host. The brown dog tick is found worldwide. It has adapted to living both indoors and out, so it can survive cold climates by staying inside a house. Its principal hosts are dogs, but if there is a large population, they may also feed on humans.
One other disease of concern is known to be vectored by ticks in Arizona. Tick-Borne Relapsing Fever is very rare, but is transmitted by a “soft tick,” genus Ornithodorus. These ticks are occasionally encountered in rustic cabins and woodpiles. The ticks are night feeders and only remain attached for a short time, 15 to 30 minutes.
Lyme disease is a serious problem in many parts of the U.S. However, as of 2007, no one has contracted Lyme disease as the result of a tick bite that occurred in Arizona. The vector for disease in the west is the Western black-legged tick, Ixodes pacificus. This family of ticks needs high humidity to survive and usually cannot live in the arid Arizona climate. In Arizona the western black-legged tick has a very limited distribution. It is only known in the higher elevations of the Hualapai Mountains and only in late winter and early spring.
Scorpions have four pairs of legs. They also have pincers that look like little lobster claws.
Scorpions come in many sizes and colors, but most of the ones you'll see in Arizona are usually pale gold or tan in color. Although some scorpions in other parts of the world can be six inches long or longer, most of the adult scorpions in metro Phoenix are probably less than 3 inches long. They have a venom bulb at the end of a long tail.
There are more than 40 species in Arizona. Those numbers are constantly changing as new species are discovered, classifications change, and some species become extinct.
Scorpions hide under rocks or debris. They live in crawl spaces.
They are active and feed at night. The scorpions that are native to Arizona typically eat spiders, insects and each other, if they are hungry enough.
They hide during the day. Check your shoes and clothes before putting them on if you live in an area where there are likely to be scorpions.
If you live in an area where there is a lot of construction, you may be more likely to find scorpions inside because their outdoor habitat has been disturbed.
They can live for months on water only. Because they are looking for water, you may find them in or under sinks or tubs.
Scorpions can live to be over 6 years old.