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The Effects of Pesticides on Our Health

The Effects of Pesticides on Our Health The purpose of pesticides is to kill pests and insects that threaten the livelihood of farmers and the quality of their crops. However, pesticides do not discriminate against species and have harmful and even deadly effects on humans as well. The World Health Organization estimates that there are…

Have You Heard of Powassan?

Have You Heard of Powassan? Ticks have gotten one of the worst reputations among pests and bugs, and for a good reason; everyone knows the dangers of Lyme disease and knows that certain kinds of ticks are the cause of it. But there are other diseases carried by the same type of deer tick that…

Go Green: All Natural Pest Control Options

Go Green: All Natural Pest Control Options When it comes to pest control, there are a number of options on the market that offer you solutions to your pest problem. However, a large percentage of these options give you a toxic pesticide that can be harmful not just to the bugs they are intended to…

What Human Scents Attract Mosquitos?

What Human Scents Attract Mosquitos? Have you ever been outside with a friend or group of people and feel like you’re the only one getting swarmed by mosquitoes while others seem to get ignored? If you seem to be the victim of dozens of mosquito bites every time you step outside, you may wonder why…

The Harmful Effect of Pesticides on Our Bee Population

The Harmful Effect of Pesticides on Our Bee Population It has been known for years that our bee population has been declining at an alarming rate. Given the role bees play in our ecosystem as pollinators of flowering plants that essentially keep our food production system running, the widespread death of bees can have a…

Simple Ways to Insect-Proof Your Yard

Simple Ways to Insect-Proof Your Yard A well-maintained yard can be ruined by an insect infestation and backyard activities can easily become much less pleasant with these unwanted visitors. Not only are backyard pests a nuisance, but bugs like mosquitoes and ticks can carry harmful diseases that put the health of you and your family…

Winter Solutions for Pest Control Around Your Home

Winter Solutions for Pest Control Around Your Home While it seems that pests and bugs tend to disappear during the winter, there a several kinds that remain active and can survive the cold by hiding out in dens, burrows, and other warm spaces. These warm spaces can include somewhere in your home, as some pests…

Where Do Ticks Hide in the Winter?

Where Do Ticks Hide in the Winter? As fall has come into full swing and the warm summer weather has been replaced by brisk, cold days, one may think that ticks, mosquitos, and the other pests that are prevalent during the warmer weather will disappear. However, while some pests do die out due to the…

Common Bug Bites and How to Identify Them

Common Bug Bites and How to Identify Them Chances are you’ve been bitten or stung by some kind of bug in your life. When you see a wasp sting you or a mosquito bite you, it’s easy to identify the source of the bite; however, there are many cases where you may only see the...

Properly Removing a Tick

Properly Removing a Tick Whether you’re camping, hiking in the woods, or even just hanging out in your own back yard, ticks have long plagued every nook and cranny of the outdoor world. This leaves room for concern with every brush up against a wayward patch of grass or stroll under the trees. It is…

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