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The Benefits of Treating for Mosquitoes and Ticks Late in the Season

Although summer has passed and temperatures are turning colder, the potential health threats from mosquitoes and ticks do not fully subside. Mosquitoes are very active in the fall, relying on their ability to “overwinter” for future survival. The disease-carrying mosquitoes we commonly deal with in the Northeast survive in several ways. Some will overwinter in a tree hole, leaf litter, and places where they are protected from the elements. Another species will lay as many as 200 eggs prior to winter to ensure survival of the species. Both of these species will gorge themselves on a blood meal as part… Read more »

Zika Virus: What We Know

Mosquitoes can drive you crazy with their buzzing and biting whenever you try to enjoy the great outdoors, but the health risks that they present make mosquitoes far more than a simple nuisance. These unpleasant insects have long been known to spread a nasty assortment of serious illnesses that include malaria, yellow fever, dengue fever and West Nile virus. As if that isn’t enough, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention has now identified a serious new threat that is carried by mosquitoes called Zika. Mosquitoes Spread Zika Virus While many mosquito-borne illnesses aren’t normally seen in America, this new… Read more »