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Archive for February 2018

Plants That Naturally Keep Mosquitoes Away

People are always looking for ways to keep mosquitoes away from them. Besides just being a nuisance and causing itchy bites on your skin, mosquitoes can also transmit dangerous diseases such as malaria, Zika, and West Nile virus. You can use repellents, but these often have harsh chemicals that themselves can be the source of […]

Little Known Facts About Ticks

Everyone knows that ticks latch on to you and suck your blood, can potentially carry dangerous diseases, and should be avoided at all costs. Perhaps less known, is that ticks are actually arachnids, belonging to the same class as spiders. But there’s even more strange facts about ticks that most people don’t know. Ticks inject […]

Climate Change’s Effect on Insect-Borne Illnesses

The spread of infectious disease through bugs and pests can be largely attributed to two specific types: ticks and mosquitoes. The prevalence of disease-ridden pests is largely dependent on the climate of the area, meaning changes in the climate can affect the chances of being infected by these pests. Here is a breakdown of which […]