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Rodenticides

Rodenticides: Uses, Functions, Types and Effects

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Rodents belong to the order Rodentia in the animal kingdom. Numbering over 2000 species, they are mammals characterized by upper and lower pairs of continuously growing incisors.Nearly half of the mammalian group of the animal kingdom...
Insecticides

Insecticides: Definition, Uses and Health Risk

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Insecticides are toxic substances used to kill insects. They are used in agriculture, industries like tanning and carpentry, medicine, and by household consumers.Insecticides have increased agricultural productivity since the last century. Prior to this,...
Pesticides

Pesticides: Uses, Mode of Action and Environmental Impact

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Pests are a nuisance to humans. They attack crops and cause physical and economic loss to agriculturists; they are vectors of several diseases such as malaria and tsetse fly and are generally detrimental to...
Cockroaches

Easy Ways to Get Rid of Cockroaches

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So here I am wondering what Noah was thinking when he allowed the cockroaches get into the ark instead of leaving them to just drown during the flood.Cockroaches are known to spread diseases and...
Cockroaches

10 Dangerous Diseases Spread by Cockroaches and Their Symptoms

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In one of our articles on home pests; we talked about cockroaches and effective natural ways of getting rid of them and the main reason behind getting rid of them is because they spread...
Cockroaches

Natural Ways to Get Rid of Cockroaches in the Home

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Cockroaches are persistent, irritating and annoying pests found in the homes and sometimes offices, warehouses, restaurants and hospitals; these destructive insects cause problems anywhere they are, they contaminate food and cooking utensils, they destroy...
Rodents

How to Get Rid of Rodents Using Home Remedies

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Last week we talked about Lassa fever and its prevention and from that article, we learned that Lassa fever is a zoonotic disease; meaning that it is spread by animals. The host of the...
Lassa fever

Introduction to Lassa Fever and Its Prevention

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Lassa fever is a disease from the infectious agent, Lassa virus. This fever is endemic in certain country such as Sierra Leone, Liberia, Guinea and also Nigeria. Congo, Mali and Senegal reported to have...
Flea Bites

Flea Bites and Pregnancy: the Effect They Have and How to Handle These Bites?

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When a woman is pregnant she is an at an increased risk for many different types of infections. This is due to the changes in hormones as well as the body being in a...