Which pests are posing significant health threats to Humans this Summer ?  This question was posed to Dr. Stuart Mitchell and he replied the following.  ” We tend to overlook the backboned critters. However, the risk to health from exposure is sometimes forgotten because of the cute critter factor.  Take for example the Ground Squirrel, Spermophilus spp. , which tested positive for bubonic plague in California and Idaho. Bubonic Plague is transmitted through bites of infected fleas . It can be transmitted by  direct contact with infected animals, including rodents, rabbits and pets.  Cute can be deadly ! ”

Wow , thanks for that Doc Stuart !  He is right and the point can be made for keeping fleas under control and your pet pest free…………..  Just sayin’

Have a nice day !  🙂