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Tag Archives: borne diseases

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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What’s Different About the Asian Longhorned Tick?

The Asian longhorned tick is a relatively new species of tick that has made its way into the United States.  As with other species of tick, it can transmit disease, some of which can cause severe illness or even fatality. […]

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DARPA’s War to Repel Mosquitoes

What if you could engineer your skin to repel mosquitoes? Imagine having one of the toughest jobs in the world with enough danger, without the threat of mosquitoes. DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) is looking into how soldiers could […]

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Mosquitoes Need Sugar to Survive

A spoonful of sugar can not only help the ‘medicine go down’ (in the famous words of Mary Poppins), but it can also help to keep mosquitoes away! Research has revealed that mosquitoes also have an attraction to sugar. Which […]

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What Can You Do For Lyme Disease Awareness Month

May 1st marks the start of Lyme Disease Awareness Month.  Lyme patients, activists and educators take action to spread awareness and information on how to prevent Lyme and tick-borne diseases.  There are a number of things you can do to […]

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How Can We Annoy Mosquitoes?

Mosquitoes annoy us! They fly around us with their irritating buzz and their itchy bites. They transmit diseases and generally cause misery for us all. But what if there was a way we could annoy them too? What if there […]

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Mosquito Bites And What To Do With Them

The result of a mosquito bite can be extremely irritating. But that’s the least of your worries because mosquitoes not only leave you with an unbearable itch, they can also pass on diseases. Some of which are deadly. So how […]

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Is There Still A Risk Of Zika?

In 2016, the outbreak of the Zika virus caused huge health concerns across the globe. The 2016 Olympics were held in Brazil, and with South America being at the heart of the epidemic it had a huge impact on travel […]

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