Identifying Bug Bites

Some pests live off blood from humans and organisms, others consume skin cells, and still others only bother humans when they’ve been disturbed themselves. Knowing how to treat bug bites is easiest when you can identify them by the bite’s appearance, the anatomy of the species, and by being aware of what pests are in…

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How to Get Rid of Lice

Many of us can recall a childhood head lice trauma – or knew of one close to home. If you’ve had children in pre-school or elementary school, you’ve likely experienced an outbreak at least once. Facts and Statistics The head louse (Pediculus humanus capitis) is an insect that spreads only through hair-to-hair contact, though it…

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How to Get Rid of Bees

As nuisance insects go, though, bees aren’t the worst problem that affect humans. Unlike mosquitoes, ticks and cockroaches, bees don’t carry disease. They’re typically fairly harmless, only stinging when they feel as though their lives or their homes have been threatened. And despite the myth that they frequently make their hives near human dwellings, they…

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How to Protect Your Pets from Fleas, Ticks and Other Pests

Fleas and ticks aren’t just unpleasant. They can be dangerous to your and your pets’ health. Fleas can carry a large array of pathogens that include tapeworms, typhus and cat scratch disease (CSD).

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Lyme Disease: This is No Tangy Fruit

Lyme disease is a treatable, yet dangerous, dysfunction that usually causes flu-like symptoms. It is caused by the bacteria classified as Borrelia burgdorferi. The overwhelming majority of cases are caused by the extended bite…

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Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever Is on the Rise: Here’s What You Should Know

Heading out to parks, campgrounds and natural areas is one of the pleasures of warmer weather. As beautiful and enjoyable as these outdoor areas may be, they’re also home to millions of tiny insects that could potentially cause infection and illness. And among the most common of these tiny pests are the hard-shelled arachnids we…

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