Potential Dangers of Various Pests of Australia
I'm pretty sure that everyone is aware that Australia has quite a share or bugs, small mammals birds and even fish that are considered pests. Some of them are a threat to human or domestic animals' health due to the diseases they carry or the toxins they secrete. Others can cause sever damage to the household.
Fortunately, most pests are easy to deal with. You should be able to find a local pest control company to help you get rid of any type of aphids or fire ants infesting your garden, or mice, opossums or other small mammals that you would want to get out of your property. In fact, if you live in Sydney, I can recommend you a firm of such trade that has done a great job for me, you can see them at: Pest Control Eastern Suburbs
Anyway, here are a few of the potential dangers that various pests of Australia can bring you and your property. And first of all I would like to put into view the diseases that can be transmitted by various insects, birds or animals.Diseases transmitted by pests of Australia
Top of the list should be the diseases transmitted by rodents. The most important of them are leptospirosis, salmonellosis, ratbite fever, tularemia, and even Hanta virus. Rickettsialpox is a disease transmitted by a genus of mites also spread by rodents, as the house mouse. Also, various types of dermatitis can occur due to various mites carried by mice and other rodents.
Can't leave out the mosquitoes when it comes to this topic. Three of the most important diseases transmitted by mosquitoes are malaria, dengue fever and pogosta disease. However, mosquitoes are easily kept at bay by mosquitoe nets and various other means.
Ticks are also dangerous because they can transmit the Lyme disease, tick-borne encephalitis and babesiosis, diseases with quite an impact to human health.Other dangers specific to various pests of Australia
Bees and spiders should be top of the list of the pests that one might want to get rid off. When it comes to spiders, the most common and dangerous ones are the Red Back Spider and the funnel web spiders. And when it comes to bees, any wild swarm near your house is a potential danger to family members and pets, and in case of a bee infestation you can either call a bee keeper to contain the swarm or a pest control specialist to dispose of them.
Wasps are also a common problem in Australia. Although a mosquito net can easily keep them out of the house, they can easily enter your attic or basement and create various nests. So, any trip to the basement or attic can become a potential danger.
Australia also has quite a share of venomous snakes and whenever one shows up on your property it's best to call animal control to dispose of it. The most common and dangerous snakes of Australia are the Taipan, the Brown Snake and the Tiger Snake.
Of course, a household can be infested with other various, less dangerous pests like beetles, bugs, cockroaches of all sorts, that damage furniture and various types of fabrics, ants, termites, weevils, or animals that can be very annoying like bats, opossums, shrews and birds.