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…


How to Get Rid of Mosquitoes

Like many stinging and biting insects, mosquitoes have earned a worldwide reputation for causing aggravation and exasperation. What’s more, they live almost everywhere, so even in temperate regions, you can expect their presence in the warmer months. In addition, as the American Mosquito Control Association explains, “Mosquitoes cause more human suffering than any other organism.”…


How to Protect Yourself from the Zika Virus

In the summer of 2015, travelers and Americans in warm climates suddenly had a new peril to face. The Zika virus began making headlines as outbreaks spread from Brazil and into Caribbean and began to work their way northward into the United States. While many people were understandably concerned, the general public did not necessarily…


Pest Control for Expectant Mothers

When you are expecting, you want to do everything you can to ensure that your baby will be born safe and healthy. Many parents are concerned with potential risks during gestation. Expectant mothers are warned away from potential hazards like sushi, soft cheeses and even the litter box. But where does household pest control methods fit into to pregnancy health?

The answer to this question will depend on where you are in your pregnancy, the pests you are likely to encounter, and what methods you use to control them.

Learn more about when you should be concerned with pesticide exposure, how to make pesticide use safer, and the different alternatives you can use for pesticide.


Everything You Need to Know About the Health Risks of Zika

No one wants to spend a lot of time and energy planning a vacation around a possible illness. Nevertheless, Zika presents significant enough health risks that it’s important to know what you’re dealing with.


West Nile Virus: What You Should Know

For most people, the arrival of warm spring and summer weather ushers in pleasant thoughts of sunny days spent relaxing outdoors with friends and family, maybe at a beach or park or just hanging around at a backyard barbecue or pool party. After a winter’s worth of bleak, gray, cold weather, few things replenish the…