Why Only Female Mosquitoes Drink Blood

Why Only Female Mosquitoes Drink Blood

It seems like every summer, we start off thinking “Maybe the mosquitos won’t be bad this year”. Then comes July and it seems like we can’t even enjoy our backyards or a walk in the park without coming back with battle scars from those pesky pests. Human Hosts You’ve...

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How to Get Rid of Mosquitoes Inside the House

Mosquitoes are found mostly in areas of high humidity and survive by sucking blood from animals and humans. Mosquito bites not only cause irritation but through biting they can also transmit diseases like malaria and dengue. The market is filled with tools and...

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Winning the Battle Against Lyme Disease

Winning the Battle Against Lyme Disease

It’s alarming but true – Lyme disease is one of the fastest growing infectious diseases in the United States. Even though there’s only a 1 to 3 percent chance of being infected through a tick bite, there are nearly 20,000 new cases of Lyme disease reported each year....

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Ways to Prevent Heartworm in your Pet

Ways to Prevent Heartworm in your Pet

Heartworm is a serious and potentially fatal disease transmitted from animal to animal by the nasty mosquito.  Dogs and cats of any breed and age as well as other mammals including wolves, ferrets and foxes are all susceptible to the illness. Heartworm disease is...

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DEET and other Mosquito Repellents

DEET and other Mosquito Repellents

You may have noticed an increase in those pesky mosquitoes flying around looking for prey while disrupting your summer BBQ in the process.  Not only is the constant buzzing sound in your ear and the itchy bites enough to drive you crazy, mosquitoes are carriers of...

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Dangerous bugs for pets and how to keep them safe

Dangerous bugs for pets and how to keep them safe

As the weather warms up, your cats and dogs will no doubt be regularly venturing outside to explore and while doing so unfortunately may encounter some bugs poisonous to pets along the way. Their furry coats can assist in protecting them from unfriendly bites, but...

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