Opossums Eat Ticks! Misunderstood Marsupial Good For Your Yard

Opossums Eat Ticks! Misunderstood Marsupial Good For Your Yard

When you think of adorable, friendly critters you’d invite to your backyard, bunnies, fawns, and chipmunks may come to mind. But beady-eyed, pointy-nosed, rat-tailed opossums probably don’t rank high on the list. Misunderstood Marsupial The only marsupial...
How to Build Your Own Backyard Theater

How to Build Your Own Backyard Theater

With the start of summer, it seems like every town and county in the area hosts outdoor movie nights! There’s nothing like kicking back and enjoying a flick under the stars, but straining to see the screen through the crowd can be a pain in the neck—literally. Host...
Can Dogs Get Tick Fever (Ehrlichiosis)?

Can Dogs Get Tick Fever (Ehrlichiosis)?

When it comes to discussing tick-borne illnesses, Lyme disease is the one that most people think of first. However, there’s another, very common and dangerous disease that should be on your radar…for both you and your pets. What is Ehrlichiosis in dogs? Tick fever, or...
New Genome Sequencing Technology Could Help Fight Zika

New Genome Sequencing Technology Could Help Fight Zika

A research team from Baylor College of Medicine, Rice University, Texas Children’s Hospital, and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard recently made an exciting breakthrough in the fight against Zika. They have developed a new way to sequence genomes of organisms...
The Danger of Abandoned Pools and Mosquitoes

The Danger of Abandoned Pools and Mosquitoes

An abandoned pool is certainly not an inviting spot for humans…but to mosquitoes, it’s an oasis. Without chlorine and cleaning pumps to keep the water sanitized and flowing, mosquitoes will flock to an abandoned pool. The large volume of standing water is perfect for...
Outdoor Graduation Party Ideas

Outdoor Graduation Party Ideas

During May and June, high school and college graduates walk across the stage in triumph and earn their diplomas. Afterwards, it’s time to celebrate! Since the weather is usually still pleasant this time of year, many families choose to host their graduation shindigs...