Tick Prevention Tips to Keep Your Family Safe

Tick Prevention Tips to Keep Your Family Safe

A walk in the woods can be a pleasant reprieve but can also invite some unwanted hitchhikers. Ticks can latch onto exposed skin, move from clothing onto the skin, and even tag a ride on your four-legged friends. Ticks can also be transmitters of illnesses such as Lyme disease. Don’t let these pests prevent you … Continue reading Tick Prevention Tips to Keep Your Family Safe

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Where Are Lone Star Ticks Found and Will I Get a Meat Allergy?

Where Are Lone Star Ticks Found and Will I Get a Meat Allergy?

Understanding the Threat of Lone Star Tick Disease Spring and summer typically bring more time spent enjoying the great outdoors but also increased concerns about potentially dangerous ticks. Lone star ticks, in particular, have become an intriguing species due to their ability to transmit ehrlichiosis—an illness that can create an allergy to red meat. It … Continue reading Where Are Lone Star Ticks Found and Will I Get a Meat Allergy?

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What Happens When a Mosquito Bites You?

What Happens When a Mosquito Bites You?

Ouch! You feel the pinprick of a mosquito bite and swat at your minuscule tormentor. Next comes itching, skin irritation, and usually a lovely little raised bump. Being covered in these aggravating bumps can leave you annoyed and perhaps also curious. What happens when a mosquito bites you? How is your body reacting to this … Continue reading What Happens When a Mosquito Bites You?

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What Do Male Mosquitoes Eat? | Mosquito Joe

What Do Male Mosquitoes Eat? | Mosquito Joe

Mosquitoes have the notorious (and well deserved) reputation of being blood-sucking fiends. Swatting away those voracious and nettlesome pests is an aggravating and ubiquitous experience. But what you may not know is that only the female mosquito is out for your blood. Female mosquitoes seek out a blood meal to obtain the nourishment necessary to … Continue reading What Do Male Mosquitoes Eat? | Mosquito Joe

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How to Clean a Birdbath to Prevent Mosquitoes

How to Clean a Birdbath to Prevent Mosquitoes

A birdbath can be a pleasant, aesthetic addition to your front yard or garden, but it can also invite unwanted guests. While it draws all sorts of aviary visitors, birdbaths can be a prime breeding ground for mosquitoes. So, is there a way to keep the birds but “lose” the mosquitoes? Let the insect experts … Continue reading How to Clean a Birdbath to Prevent Mosquitoes

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