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Which Mosquitoes Carry Zika?

There are thousands of species of mosquitoes throughout the world, with the United States being home to 176 of those species. Believe it or not, the state of Alabama is home to two species of mosquitoes that are responsible for the spread of well-known viruses such as Zika, West Nile, dengue, and chikungunya. One of......
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Are You Allergic to Bugs?

Bugs are a nuisance when they’re in our homes and businesses, but are they dangerous? The answer is yes; sometimes pests can pose serious health threats when allergic reactions occur from stings or bites. Unsanitary conditions conducive to pest infestations are also a health risk as some pests – like cockroaches – trigger asthma attacks. Here’s......
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How to Protect Against Mosquito Bites this Summer

Mosquito bites are not only painful but can pose some serious health risks to you, your family, and pets. According to the American Mosquito Control Association (AMCA), mosquitoes are responsible for over one million deaths each year. Mosquitos carry and transmit several diseases & parasites including Zika virus, West Nile virus, malaria, elephantiasis, dengue fever, yellow......
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5 Things You Need to Know About Zika Virus

With Zika virus cases on the rise, a lot of people have questions. Is Zika an immediate threat for those of us here in the U.S.? Are there certain travel precautions you should be taking? And what are the negative effects of Zika on unborn babies? We’ve put together a list of the most common questions......
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