Knowing the threats and dangers of pests can be very useful, sometimes vital, in protecting your family. For example, while children may find mice cute they will not be aware that some mice carry the salmonella virus and have a protein in their urine that can cause asthma, so they need removal fast. Equally, you may not know that there are many different types of mosquitoes, with varying degrees of danger. Certain mosquitoes are disease carriers, the West Nile Virus carrying mosquito for example (which can cause encephalitis – swelling of the brain), appears at the height of summer and fall. This link to’s Pest Guide will help answer many questions you may have about pests, their behavior and habitats and any danger prevention advice.