Ticks are external parasites, living on the blood of mammals, birds. Ticks are vectors of a number of diseases, including Lyme disease, Q fever, Colorado tick fever, & tularemia. They are often found in tall grass where they will wait to attach...
Don't Let the Bugs Bite: Preventing Dengue and Other Diseases Spread by Mosquitoes
In 2007 CDC received a great many reports of cases of Dengue fever, which is spread by mosquitoes. This podcast discusses ways travelers to the tropics can protect themselves from mosquito bites. National Center for the Prevention, Detection & Control
Many people with asthma are allergic to "roach dust." Roach dust is made up of cockroach body parts & droppings. Roach dust is a very strong asthma trigger. It is still around even after you get rid of the roaches. A thorough cleaning is important.
Bedbugs are attracted to its prey's body heat & carbon dioxide production & like any predator, it has a preference for its meal source - humans, but don't count out any other warm-bodied mammals sleeping in your bed. Canine Scent Detection Ability.
HOUSE FLIES ARE NASTY! They are not the neatest of insects. They visit such places as dumps, sewers, and garbage heaps. They feed on fecal matter, discharges from wounds and sores, sputum, and all sorts of moist decaying matter such as spoiled fish, eggs and meat. House flies are strongly suspected of transmitting at least 65 diseases to humans, including typhoid fever, dysentery, cholera, poliomyelitis, yaws, anthrax, tularemia, leprosy and tuberculosis. Flies regurgitate & excrete
Plastic, plastic everywhere—on the beach & polluting the air. Plastic bottles & other plastic products find their way into the environment & are detrimental to us as well as wildlife. An alternative to a plastic water bottle is a BPA-free bottle that can be reused multiple times & will not pollute our planet. To highlight the importance of these reusable water bottles, a youtube video has been created that discusses the negative impacts of plastic water bottles. By compiling these facts and statistics everyone can better understand how vital it is to find an alternative to plastics. You can help reduce the amount of bottles that pollute the air, waterways, & roadways.