Tag: mites

Tips to Prevent Dust Mites

No matter how clean a home is, dust mites cannot be totally eliminated. However, the number of mites can be reduced by following the tips below. Preventive Strategies for Dust Mites Use a dehumidifier or air conditioner to maintain relative humidity at about 50% or below. Encase your... more
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Winter Can Bring Unexpected Visitors

During the winter months, it's not uncommon to have an unexpected visit with a rodent who has made its way into your home uninvited. People do not realize that these pests can be much more than a nuisance. Rodents, such as rats, mice and rabbits, are associated with a number of health risks. In... more
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What Lives in Your Christmas Tree?

Everyone loves the smell and look of a real Christmas tree in our homes. We decorate it just right with lights and pretty ornaments. A lot of us will be heading out in the next few weeks to pick out the perfect tree, but did you know that there could be up to 25,000 insects, mites and spiders... more
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Bugs In Your Christmas Tree

Purchasing a real Christmas tree may be a big decision for many people, but fears of introducing unwanted and potentially harmful pests into the home via the tree are unwarranted. Every Christmas tree can harbor insects, mites, or spiders. Some of these may remain on the tree into winter and could... more
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A Burrowing Microscopic Mite Can Lead To Scabies

Scabies is one of those terms that sounds like it must mean something disgusting. Actually, it is an itchy skin condition caused by a microscopic mite. Scabies has been around for more than 2,000 years and was the original inspiration for the phrase "the seven-year itch." The female mite burrows... more
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Mother's Day Is Just 5 Days Away, Don't Forget Her Flowers And Leave Out The Mites!!

Getting the bugs out -- literally -- of Mother's Day flowers at LAX By Art Marroquin, Staff Writerdailybreeze.com The last thing any mom wants next weekend is a pest. To keep that from happening, federal authorities are preparing for Mother's Day by scrutinizing an estimated 40 million flowers for... more
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8 Bugs You Don't Know You Are Eating

By David Zinczenko with Matt Goulding I'm a big proponent of protein. Eggs for breakfast, grilled chicken for lunch, lightly seared filet of salmon for dinner—I can't get enough. But even I have a limit, and that limit generally begins about the time I see exoskeletons, tentacles, pinchers, or... more
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Keep Your Christmas Tree Free of Bugs

There's nothing like the smell of evergreen needles to get you in the holiday spirit. But when you bring a live or cut Christmas tree indoors, some of the insects that call your Christmas tree home might be joining you for the holiday season. Here's what you need to know about Christmas tree... more
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