Cats – Natural Anti-Mouse Weapon and Deterrent

Whenever we talk about getting rid of rats, a lot of people would immediately think about hiring Kilter Bellflower. But there are also other people that would rather get a cat than hire a pest control company.

Well, it is easy to understand why there are people who rather get a cat than hire pest control companies. Though cats may not be as fast as professional exterminators when it comes to getting rid of mice, cats are more proficient in catching mice and will require no chemicals or difficult traps to catch mice. Moreover, they are effective hunters and can hunt mice day in or day out.

Aside from this, cats are natural deterrents for mice. If you would notice, most cat owners would rarely have mice problems. Do you know why they don’t rarely have mice problems? It is because when mice get a whiff of cats’ urine or feces, they immediately scamper. This is their natural instinct telling them that there’s a predator nearby and since mice are coward creatures, they would run away fearing for their lives.

According to studies, mice have this unique organ – the vomeronasal organ. This organ is the one that can detect the specific proteins that are found in cat urine, feces and saliva. This organ is a built in danger detector would process this protein and then trigger a reaction to mice. When mice smell their surroundings and detects cat urine, they would freeze, hug closer to the ground and take a smell again. Once they confirm the cat’s presence in the area, they would immediately run away thinking how close they were to entering the cat’s territory.

So if guess, being a cat person can be good as well. Aside from having a nice and wonderful pet, you would also have a perfect anti-mice weapon at your disposal. Sadly, pets are not allowed in my apartment. Good thing I know of a good pest control company.

Rats – A Rational Fear

Fact: a phobia is an anxiety disorder defined as the persistent fear of an object or a situation, which a person who suffers it will do everything in his or her power just to avoid it. Phobia is considered as an irrational fear because the fear is disproportional to the actual danger or sometimes there’s no danger at all. There are many kinds of phobia and one of them is musophobia/murophobia or fear of mice and rats. But for me, I don’t think fearing mice and rats can be considered as an irrational fear. This is because there are plenty of reasons why we must fear mice and rats and call Kilter Los Angeles to get rid of them.

Though mice and rats are small and may seem harmless at a glance, these creatures pose a lot of danger to us. Mice may look cute but they are bringers of doom. They carry a lot of bacteria and viruses that can lead to various disease. Mice piss and excrement contains the bacteria that causes leptospirosis and salmonellosis. They also carry the dangerous hantavirus that is still incurable and has no known vaccine at the moment. Most of all, mice were the carriers of bubonic plague that wiped off a huge percentage of human population in the past.

Rats on the other hand are bringers of doom as well. The larger counterparts of the tiny mice are carriers of various bacteria and viruses as well. The only difference they have with mice is the fact that rats are more aggressive and would fight back. It is not impossible for a rat to send a cat or even a dog running when they are cornered. Moreover, their bite is very painful and could lead to infection, tetanus or rabies. The worst thing about rats and mice is the fact that they are highly destructive. Their strong and durable incisors can cut almost anything. They are also highly intelligent creatures and can detect danger easily, making it difficult for them to be disposed of. Most of all, they propagate really fast and can feed on almost anything. If they are left uncheck, it is possible for them to overrun humanity.

Mice and rats are also scary because of another reason and that is the fact that they are cannibals. When I first heard of this, I was mortified. Mice and rats would sometimes eat their own babies. If hungry, they would hunt and consume weaker animals. Thus, it is possible for them to take a bite off of your leg or feet when you are sleeping.

Do businesses care about what their customers say about them?

Maybe yes. Maybe no.

Businesses that care about what their customers would say about them are usually those local small and medium businesses. For them, every customer matters and whatever they say would be helpful or detrimental to them. If the customers are saying good things about the business, then it would be a huge help for them. It would help improve their reputation, which in turn help increase their customer base and boost their sales.

On the other hand, if the customers are saying bad things about the business, then it would cause them a lot of trouble. Of course, their reputation would be tarnished and along comes with it would be the loss of multiple business opportunities. It is also possible for the business to lose their existing customers and eventually suffer financial difficulties that may lead to something even more horrible. This is why many businesses take business review online into consideration.

Businesses that don’t care what their customers say about them are usually large businesses – those that have deeply rooted themselves in the consciousness of the public. No matter what their customers say, they would turn a blind eye and move forward. Sounds familiar right? Well, it is easy to understand why they would do it. It is because there’s a strong demand for their goods and services. Even if one customer complains about them, there are people who would still need them.

There are also times when even small or medium businesses don’t care about what their customers say about them. Those businesses are run by egotistical and arrogant businessmen who think so highly about themselves. Not so coincidentally, it is these businessmen who wouldn’t last in the market. Well, that is bound to happen because they chose to ignore what their customers would say.

5 Vicious Rat Borne Diseases

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Rats are highly dangerous to humans, which is why we call mice extermination to exterminate them. This is because rats carry a wide variety of diseases and illnesses. I have here 5 vicious rat-borne diseases that could affect us humans.

Bubonic plague – is a zoonotic disease spread mainly by the fleas rats carry. It is a bacterial infection caused by Yersinia pestis (formerly Pasteurella pestis). Bubonic plague or bubon is a highly fatal disease and can quickly infect a huge number of people. In fact, it was the Bubonic plague that caused the Black Death that killed millions of people or a third of human population. Bubonic plague is a progressive series of illness with various symptoms which include:

• Malaise

• Chills

• Gangrene

• High fever (102°F)

• Seizures

• Muscle cramps

• Painful lymph gland swelling

• Pain

• Skin discoloration

• Hematemesis (blood vomiting

• Aching limbs

• Couging

• Fatigue

• Gastrointestinal problems

• Delirium

• Lenticulae (black dots scattered on the body)

• Coma
Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome – is a fatal disease of zoonotic origin, more specifically various species of hantavirus such as BCCV (Black Creek Canal Virus), NYV (New York Virus) and SNV (Sin Nombre Virus). These specific viruses are carried by various species of rats and the mode of infection is through direct contact of rat excretion (feces or urine), inhalation of dust contaminated with rat excretion or rat bite. Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome is incurable and has no known vaccine. Symptoms include

• Flu-like symptoms (fever, cough, headache)

• Myalgia

• Lethargy

• Shortness of breath

Hantavirus Hemorrhagic Fever with Renal Failure – is an illness caused by certain species of hantaviruses from Bunyaviridae faily. Hantavirus Hemorrhagic Fever with Renal Failure or Korean Hemorrhagic fever, nephropathis epidemica and epidemic hemorrhagic fever. Hantavirus Hemorrhagic Fever with Renal failure is hard to diagnose and has a high morbidity rate. Symptoms include:

• Intense headaches

• Nausea

• Blurry vision

• Back and abdominal pains

• Fever

• Chills

• Inflamed or red eyes

• Rashes

• Flushing of the face

• Low blood pressure

• Acute kidney failure

Lassa Fever – or Lassa Hemorrhagic fever is an acute viral hemorrhagic fever. It is caused by the Lassa Virus (member or Arenaviridae virus family) and was first described in Lass, Borno State, Nigera in 1969. This disease is similar to ebola. This virus is transmitted by fecal or urine contact or exposure to infected material (rat carcass, rat meat or wounds). Lassa Fever is a highly common rat infection in Equatorial Africa. This is because they consider rat as a delicacy. Lassa Fever is an asymptomatic sickness that delays or impairs immunity. Symptoms include:

• Nausea

• Vomiting

• Diarrhea

• Stomach ache

• Dysphagia

• Hepatitis

• Pericarditis

• Hypertension/Hypotension

• Tachycardia

• Cough

• Chest Pain

• Pharyngitis

• Pleurits

• Dyspnoea

• Meningitis

• Seizures

• Hearing Deficit

• Encephalitis

Leptospirosis – is a bacterial disease often associated with rats and mice. Leptospirosis is from the bacteria Leptospira, which is carried by most rats and mice and is spread through their excrements (feces and urine). Leptospirosis infection takes place when open skin is in contact with water contaminated with the bacteria leptospira or if contaminated materia (food and water) is ingested. Symptoms include:

• Mild to severe headaches

• Muscle pains

• High fever

• Meningitis

• Kidney failure

• Bleeding lungs

• Jaundice

• Fatigue
• Hearing loss

• Azotemia

• Respiratory distress

Failure of a Son

download (2)After picking her son up from school one day, the mother asks him what he did at school. The kid replies, “I had sex with my teacher.” She gets so mad that when they get home, she orders him to go straight to his room. When the father returns home that evening, the mother angrily tells him the news of what their son had done. As the father hears the news, a huge grin spreads across his face. He walks to his son’s room and asks him what happened at school, the son tells him, “I had sex with my teacher.” The father tells the boy that he is so proud of him, and he is going to reward him with the bike he has been asking for. On the way to the store, the dad asks his son if he would like to ride his new bike home. His son responds, “No thanks Dad, my butt still hurts.”

One Crazy Fact About Rats

fat rat collecting coin

Did you know that rats are one of the most sexually active creatures in the planet? In one year alone, a pair of mating rats can have at least 5 litters and each litter would have up to 15 baby rats or pups. When the pups reach 5 weeks old, they themselves become fertile and can have their own litter. So theoretically, it is possible for a pair of rat to produce thousands or millions of descendants in one year. It is pretty scary.

But why do rats have high breeding rate? Well, this is because it is necessary for the survival of their species. Very understandable because rats have plenty of predators like cats, snakes, weasels, owls, hawks and many other predators. In fact, it is rare to see a rat that goes beyond its 2nd birthday. Moreover, the mortality rate of rats during their first few weeks is high. Mortality rates can even reach up to 95%.

Now imagine if rats do not have predators and do not have high mortality rates. Our planet would be overrun by rats within just a few years. Various diseases would plague humanity. Vegetation in the planet would be annihilated because rats would eat almost anything. They might even feed on other animals and might cause the extinction of certain species. Even the rat removal would be useless. In the end, the proud human race would be obliterated on the face of the planet and rats would be the sole survivor of this planet. Fortunately for us, this apocalyptic scenario is far from reality.

Businessmen Always Need Help When It Comes To Competition


Stupid!!! Stupid I say! It is very stupid for businessmen to compete with large businesses and come unprepared. It is like handing yourself on a silver platter only to receive a cold and cruel death sentence. If the business shuts down, the owner of the business is not the only one who would suffer. His family will suffer as well. Moreover, what would happen to his workers, who worked with him hand-in-hand to run his business? What would happen to their families? Where would they go? What would their future be?

Because the lives of many people are at stake, a business owner has to be responsible and wise in making decisions when it comes to running a business. When competing with other businesses – be it large or small – a businessman has to come up with a plan. To come up with a good plan, enough time for preparation and study is necessary, which Consult Joseph can really help.

Online marketing consultants and internet marketing professionals are experts when it comes to online marketing and they can actually help businessmen prepare and come up with a good plan regarding how they could compete with other businesses. They can help businessmen obtain the success they need to make their business grow even further than they have dreamed of.

So how could a businessman find such professionals? Well, if one is truly reading this post of mine, then he can really easily know where to find such professional. But if he still insists on getting such help from other places, I suggest using Google. Sadly, there’s no assurance that the results one could find online would be credible, reliable and truly provides high quality results.

I have already done my share by providing a link that leads to a great internet marketing consultant. In the near future, I would be talking about this guy and how wonderful his work is.

I Love Sandwiches


To those who do not know me, let me tell you now… I love sandwiches. So if by chance you see another post from my blog talking about sandwiches, then you should not be surprised at all.

I love sandwiches! I would eat homemade sandwiches or sandwiches from Chicago fast food restaurants. Pretty much I would eat any type of sandwich that you would serve before me. Maybe it is my love for sandwiches or maybe it is my gluttony… I just do not know. In fact, I so love eating sandwiches that I cannot count the many times I ended up throwing up or groaning inside the toilet because I ate a sandwich that has gone bad or a sandwich that would not sit well with my stomach.

My voracious appetite for sandwiches does not discriminate between crust and non-crust sandwiches. It does not matter if the sandwich is vegan or not. I care less about its temperature because I can eat it hot or I can eat it cold. I do not care what condiments are used whether it is plain salted, ketchup, mayo or mustard. I also do not care if I have no idea what sandwich is served before me. I only see it as a challenging gastronomical adventure waiting for me. If it smells good, then it would only make me want to grab a bite even more.

I am totally clueless as to when my love for sandwiches began but I have a vague idea when it might have started. Perhaps, it was when I was still a kid. I grew up not having the extravagance as most people have, so whenever I go to school I have neither snacks nor pocket money for snacks. And when things go well with my father’s work I get to enjoy egg, ham or tuna sandwich made by my mother.

So if you want to be on my good side, just give me a sandwich and we can be friends anytime you want.

The Aviation Scene Today According to Me

Traveling via air is like taking a leap of faith. You would have to entrust your life to the pilot and to those who regulate air traffic. However, with the recent airplane mishaps like the missing Malaysian Flight MH370; the downed Malaysian Flight MH17 and the recently crashed Air Algerie Flight AH5017, many would think twice when it comes airplane travel.

But the truth is, even with the several tragedies involving aviation this year, nothing would literally change. The recent aviation tragedies were unfortunate incidents – things that are beyond the authorities’ control.  Air travel would continue to go on. It has to. Every day there are millions and millions of passengers for both domestic and international flights. Furthermore, there are tons of goods and packages being that have to be shipped via plane in order to quickly reach their destination.

Even though a lot of lives were loss because of the recent aviation tragedies, there’s no reason to be afraid not unless the reason for those tragedies were the same. But it is not. In addition, those tragedies were isolated cases. It is not every day we hear an airplane crashing because it was downed by a missile or a plane going missing suddenly. Moreover, there’s no need to be afraid in flying because aviation accidents are very rare compared to vehicular accidents, which occur in hundreds every day. In other words, flying is actually safer than riding a car.