In the News

Everyday there is more news about the health problems caused by insects and specifically by mosquitos.Medical Science is moving quickly to reduce or control these threats to our well-being. Still, it will possibly be years before effective medicines are developed and made available to the general public. Stay informed about the latest threats and what you can do to avoid them.

Facts about Mosquito Bites

Mosquitoes have plagued us ever since humans have inhabited the planet and have lived on Earth many thousands of years before we arrived. They are here to stay. In case you’re wondering how mosquitoes do their dirty work, following are 10 facts about mosquito bites...

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How to Use Insect Repellent Properly

Applying insect repellant seems simple. However, many people make mistakes when applying insect repellant – mistakes that can minimize the level of protection. Here are a few simple steps: Read the Product label – Not all sprays are for all insects...

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Scientists Fear Global Warming Increases Mosquito-borne Disease Risk

The New York Times reports that the ongoing Zika virus epidemic may be a warning signal that global warming will broaden the geographic range of mosquito-borne diseases such as Zika virus and dengue fever...

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How to Keep Bugs from Ruining your Barbecue

You’ve been looking forward to that outdoor barbecue. Steaks, burgers and hotdogs sizzling on the backyard grill. A time to enjoy the outdoors with friends and family. Then the bugs swarm in. Mosquitoes and flies – more frequent intruders during the warm summer months...

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Insect Protection for Cruises

If you’re planning a cruise to locations where disease-spreading insects thrive, a few prevention measures will help you enjoy a healthy vacation. In most cases, you won’t be troubled by mosquitoes, ticks and other harmful insects while onboard...

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Kill them Before They Fly

National Public Radio reports that mosquito control teams are killing the mosquitoes that spread Zika in the water during their early development, before they are able to fly.

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Places Hit Hardest by Mosquitoes?

For the third year in a row Atlanta has the dubious distinction of landing the #1 spot on the Orkin Top 50 list of cities plagued by mosquitoes. The list was gleaned from the number of customers who required the company's mosquito control services in 2015.

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Preparing your Insect Bite First Aid Kit

It’s time for summer vacation! Families will travel all over the world to enjoy the great outdoors and the sights and sounds of exotic places. However, be prepared to combat insect bites no matter where you go. Bites from mosquitoes, bees, wasps, ants, ticks, chiggers and other pesky insects can ruin a vacation, and might even be deadly.

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Protecting yourself with Bug Resistant Clothing

Insect repellants alone won’t provide 100% protection against mosquitoes and other insects whose bites can cause discomfort and disease. It’s a good idea to wear insect-repelling clothing whenever you’re enjoying outdoor activities where bugs are present. Insect-repellant clothing is available for adults, children and infants.

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Removing Ticks from Clothes in 6 Minutes

The study says just six minutes spinning dry clothes in a hot dryer should kill all the ticks and reduce the risk of tick-related illnesses...

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Scientists Warn

More than 100 leading scientists are calling on the World Health Organization (WHO) to revise its guidelines on Zika because of its link to serious birth defects. In an open letter to the WHO the scientists advised that the Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro be moved or postponed because of the Zika outbreak in Brazil.

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The Ancient Killers

Scientists have discovered that mosquitoes have inhabited the earth for more than a hundred million years, well before the appearance of human beings.

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When to call the Doctor to Treat Mosquito Bites

You can usually treat the itching and discomfort at home. By applying Bite Helper™ to the wounds you will get quick relief from the itching and uncomfortable irritation.

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Zika Virus

Impending Threat in the United States Health officials warn that the Zika virus will likely spread in the U.S. this summer.

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