Dealing with Mosquitoes While Running

Running in the summer while watching the sunrise can be a beautiful start to your day, unless mosquitoes show up. Mosquitoes are especially attracted to people during and after strenuous exercise, so runners often find themselves itchy victims of mosquito attacks. Don’t let mosquitoes scare you away from your daily run. There are a few [&hellip…

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Firewood and Pests

Who doesn’t love a good bonfire in the summer? Anyone with a bonfire pit or a wood burning fireplace in their home usually has a ready pile of firewood on their property. Having a stack of firewood on your property can cause many pest related issues down the line if you’re not storing your firewood [&hellip…

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Teaching Kids Bug Safety

Outdoor pests are quite possibly the worst thing about summer. They sting, they bite, and they drive us indoors on even the most gorgeous days. Over the years, we learn how to handle harmful insects and avoid them whenever possible, but what may seem like common sense for adults could be a foreign concept to [&hellip…

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What are Scabies?

There are a lot of misconceptions surrounding scabies. Most people recognize scabies as something bumpy and itchy that can appear on your skin, but do not know anything more. What causes it? How do scabies spread? How can you protect yourself? Considering how much trouble scabies can cause, it’s a good idea to be educated [&hellip…

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TICKS!

It is a well known fact that ticks carry and spread lyme disease to humans, but they are also responsible for infecting humans with a host of other life threatening illnesses. In fact, ticks are the #1 carrier of disease in the U.S. Before they feast on our blood, ticks are small and flat, usually [&hellip…

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What are Clover Mites?

 These little red (sometimes brownish) pests, normally no bigger than the head of a pin, can swarm into homes by the hundreds or even thousands. When squished, they leave a tell tale red stain, leading some people to think these are some type of blood sucking bugs, when in fact they are not bloodsuckers, nor [&hellip…

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