carry food-poisoning organisms on the sticky pads of their “feet” as they crawl over exposed foods and food preparing surfaces in
restaurants, homes, and other places.
• Fire ants
can cause allergic reactions, resulting in deadly anaphylactic shock.
• The tiny Pharaoh ant
can contaminate surfaces and products.
• Some flea
species transmit the deadly plague organism. And rats, who carrying fleas, urinate and defecate indiscriminately on surfaces over which they
travel, leaving a trail of disease-carrying organisms. When they land on food, flies vomit and defecate before they begin consumption. In portions of the
world, flies alone contribute to over 80% of infant mortalities.
• Bee and wasp stings can result in allergic shock and death.
have venom which is especially dangerous to the young and old.
transmit West Nile virus, malaria, Dengue fever, encephalitis, and flus.
• Deer ticks
transmit Lyme disease.
harbor the deadly Hanta virus.
can spread like wildfire and can cause a plethora of allergic reactions to their multitude of bites on their host. Bed bugs have occasionally been
found to be infected with the same organisms that cause anthrax, plague and typhus.
Most every pest is a vector for some other organism. It is the circle of life.