Monthly Archives: October 2019

Oct 31

Spring Valley Pest Control and Fleas

By Pest Control Expert | Fleas , Pest Control , Professional Pest Control

Fleas and Your Spring Valley Pest Control Contractor

Spring Valley Pest Control Flea

Fleas are democratic. What do we mean by that?

They don’t care whom they bite.

If the Queen of England or the First Lady of the United States has a flea in her knickers, it will as happily bite her on the ass as it will you or me, and that’s just a fact.

Maybe for that reason, most people have more of a horror of fleas than of any other insect.

Spiders don’t count. They’re arachnids, not insects at all. I’ll deal with arachnophobia in another post. Personally, I quite like spiders. Except for the Sydney funnel web. He’s (and yes, unusually for spiders, it’s the male that’s aggressive and dangerous) one serious dude.

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Oct 15

Spring Valley Pest Control: LCM

By Pest Control Expert | Pest Control , Professional Pest Control , Rodents

Spring Valley Pest Control and Disease Carrying Rodents

Lymphocytic choriomeningitis (LCM) is a viral infection of the membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord and of the cerebrospinal fluid. It is an infectious disease carried by rodents, including common house mice and rats.

Spring Valley Pest Control: Mouse Plague

The virus has also been known to transmit via pets such as hamsters and chinchillas but this is far less common.

Your Spring Valley Pest Controller Exterminates Mice and Removes Droppings

LCM is caused by an arenavirus, which is an RNA virus and is a mild cousin in the family containing the much more threatening arenaviruses that cause hemorrhagic fever. Humans acquire the LCM virus (LCMV) from infected rodents by coming in contact with the animals or their excretions. Most cases of LCM occur in fall and winter, when mice seek warmth inside dwellings. Food and dust can become contaminated by the excretions of rodents infected with LCM virus. Pest control experts in Spring Valley are experienced in the safe removal of the infected rodents and their droppings.

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Oct 03

Spring Valley Pest Control: Hantavirus

By Pest Control Expert | Pest Control , Professional Pest Control , Rodents

Hantavirus is a life-threatening viral infection spread to humans by rodents. It has symptoms similar to influenza.

Hantavirus Causes

Hantavirus is carried by rodents, especially deer mice. The virus is found in their urine and feces, but it does not make the animal sick.

Rats and mice carry disease

I can produce 25,000 disease carrying droppings a year!

Humans can get sick with this virus if they breathe in contaminated dust from mice nests or droppings. You may come in contact with such dust when cleaning homes, sheds, or other enclosed areas that have been empty for a long time.

Hantavirus does not seem to spread between humans.


The early symptoms of hantavirus disease are similar to the flu and include:

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