Why We May See More Mosquitoes This Summer

Why We May See More Mosquitoes This Summer

A mild winter is a welcome change for many of us in the Washington DC metropolitan area. This year, it was such a relief not to be trapped inside thanks to freak snowstorms and bundled up in below freezing temperatures! However, the warmer weather has negative...

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Infographic: The 5 Most Common Myths About Ticks

Infographic: The 5 Most Common Myths About Ticks

Ticks are more than a nuisance. Ticks cause Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and several other debilitating diseases. A tick bite can be disabling and may even cause long-term illness. With so much information about ticks out there, myths can easily be...

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Survivor Spotlight: Monte Skall

Survivor Spotlight: Monte Skall

Want to read more inspiring survivor spotlight stories? Keep up with our blog for more future profiles on those battling Lyme and other tick- and mosquito-borne diseases. Monte's Story: Educating the Community The signs were there from the beginning. In 1991, Monte...

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2017 Could Be a Bad Year for Lyme Disease

2017 Could Be a Bad Year for Lyme Disease

This year, scientists are worried that a perfect storm is brewing for Lyme disease to spread at alarming rates. A high volume of acorns in the northeast in 2015 resulted in a spike in the white-footed mouse population. Because ticks feed on these mice, scientists...

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12 Pallet Projects Perfect for Your Backyard

Pallet projects are the latest rage in thrifty decor! If you’ve looked around a rustic, Bohemian store, courtyard, or restaurant recently, you’ve probably noticed at least one piece of décor or furniture made from wood pallets. These upcycled shipping pieces are...

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