Bed Bugs! The little invaders!

Bedbugs are small, reddish-brown parasitic insects that bite the exposed skin of sleeping humans and animals to feed on their blood. Although bedbugs aren't known to spread disease, they can cause other public health and economic issues. About the size of an apple seed, bedbugs hide in the... more
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Lyme disease begins in up to 60 to 80% of patients

Lyme disease begins in up to 60 to 80% of patients as a slowly expanding reddish rash known as “erythema migrans”, typically 3 to 32 days after the bite of an infectious tick. This rash, which may not be apparent on dark-skinned people, usually begins at the location where the tick attached... more
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Preventing Bee Stings

Here are some general tips on avoiding insect stings; Don’t swat at flying insects. If they land on you, gently brush them off, and then walk away. Observe the flight pattern of the insects to determine their nest site, and then avoid it. Avoid floral perfumes, lotions and hair... more
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Bees are fuzzy

Bees are fuzzy, flying insects with yellow and black stripes. There are two common types of bees: honey bees and bumble bees. Bees are beneficial to humans because they pollinate plants, whereas wasps and hornets help out by eating other insects. However, all three can be hazardous. Stings can... more
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Carpenter ants get their name from their nest building

Carpenter ants get their name from their nest building, where they will excavate the wood and form smooth tunnels inside of the wood. Carpenter ants do not eat wood, they only tunnel and chew through wood to create nests. The western black carpenter ant colony, when mature, contains about... more
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Ticks cannot jump or fly

Ticks cannot jump or fly, but often climb grasses and shrubs in order to come in contact with people or animals walking by so they can attach themselves and feed on blood. Ticks have the potential to transmit diseases such as Lyme disease. Most tick-borne diseases require the tick to be attached... more
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Handling a bee or wasp sting

Some bees leave stingers, and others don't. The first step is to remove any stinger that may be left in the skin as its continuing to pump venom. Next, follow these steps. Use soap and water to wash the affected bee or wasp sting area. Much of the bee or wasp venom is sitting on the... more
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Where Do Bed Bugs Hide?

Bedbug infestations usually occur around or near where people sleep. They hide in the cracks and crevices of: Mattresses Box springs Bed frame Headboards Objects or clutter near beds They can also be found: Under peeling paint and loose wallpaper Under carpeting near... more
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What Do Carpenter Ants Look Like?

Carpenter ants vary in size and can be anywhere from ½” to ⅝” long. While black carpenter ants are common, these pests may be a combination of black and red, or completely black, red or brown. By: Pest... more
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Prevent Mosquito Bites

The most effective way to avoid getting sick from viruses spread by mosquitoes when at home and during travel is to prevent mosquito bites. Mosquito bites can be more than just annoying and itchy. They can spread viruses that make you sick or, in rare cases, cause death. Although most kinds... more
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