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Zika Virus: Women in Brazil Encouraged to Delay Pregnancy

At the end of December, Brazil was issued with a high alert warning surrounding a mosquito-borne virus.
The Zika virus is thought to be the cause of  “microcephaly — a rare condition in which infants are born with shrunken skulls” of which […]

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New Jersey County Sees Rise In Tick Disease

When we think of tick borne diseases, the one to spring to the front of our mind is Lyme disease. We’ve all heard of it and all have a different level of understanding as to what the threat of this […]

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Fighting Mosquitoes: Every Little Helps

Unusually high amounts of rainfall have caused South Florida residents a concern of a ‘buzzy’ nature during this Holiday season. As mosquitoes only need very little water to breed, the Mosquito Control Department has its work cut out with additional […]

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Creepy Crawly Christmas Gifts

Merry Christmas! Tomorrow as we celebrate the festive season in style, there may also be another tiny creature having a party all of their own…in your Christmas tree.
Watch for ticks on the Xmas tree this year, health officials warn
New York […]

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Can you imagine a world without mosquitoes?

Due to a significant increase in rainfall this year, December has seen a rise in mosquito activity in the Palm Beach County area. As rainfall has continued and temperatures have remained high further protective spraying measures are being carried out […]

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Ticks Love Christmas Trees Too!

We thought it was important to share another reminder about watching out for those dreadful deer ticks this holiday season. If you’ve not been made aware, these Lyme disease-spreading pests are putting a bit of a dampener on our Christmas trees! […]

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Women in Brazil Warned not to have Babies due to Zika Virus

There have been further reports relating to the mosquito-borne virus known as Zika virus. In the northeastern part of Brazil, a concerning discovery has expectant mothers on high alert. If an infected mosquito bites an expectant mother a risk of […]

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Can A Mosquito Smell You?

Some of our favorite foods appeal to us because of the smell. Cooked bacon can send our taste buds into overdrive, or a waft of garlic can cause our saliva glands to go crazy. Smell is powerful and it can […]

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The Fight Against Mosquitoes Starts At Home

Let’s face it, there’s never a ‘good’ year when it comes to mosquitoes. However, this year, health officials have warned that it could be particularly bad. During the last few months many parts of the United States have suffered from […]

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Mosquito Awareness Week: Let’s Fight The Bite!

Mosquito Awareness Week is just around the corner. June 23-29 is a time to help raise awareness about the dangers of mosquitoes and what you can do in terms of prevention and protection. The following article shares ideas that you […]

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