The Center for Disease Control and PreventionÂ states that more then 240 people have been infected with theÂ West Nile Virus so far this year.Â This is the highest number since 2004. Almost 80 percent of the reported cases are from Texas, Oklahoma, and Mississippi.
To help keep mosquitoes off your property, contact your local pest control company.
TheÂ Oswego County (NY) Health DepartmentÂ has confirmed the diagnosis of two more cases of West Nile Virus. The dangerous virus, which is transmitted by mosquitoes, can be mistaken for the flu. Symptoms include fever, headaches, rashes, and body aches.
Pest control professionals urge the use of repellents containing DEET, and to also limit your outdoor activity between dusk and dawn. Make sure to eliminate any stagnant water around your property because thatâ€™s where mosquitoes will often lay their eggs.
Record Heat Kicks Insects into High GearÂ
Itâ€™s been no secret that this year has been this countryâ€™s hottest year on record, and donâ€™t think the bugs havenâ€™t noticed. Grasshoppers, ants, bees, and crickets are thriving– doing a number on this countryâ€™s crops and gardens.
To find out why check out: http://servallpestcontrol.blogspot.com/2012/08/bugs-like-it-hot-record-heat-kicks.html
Clothing Moth Capabilities Â
Clothing moths are notorious for chewing holes in your clothing. These moths are particularly attracted toÂ dirty, sweaty, or otherwise moist fabrics. They prefer low light conditions unlike many other moths which are drawn to light.
For some of these mothâ€™s capabilities check out: http://brownpestcontrol.com/aug-7-2012-clothes-moth-capabilities/
Lone Star Tick Bites can lead to a Red Meat AllergyÂ
Itâ€™s well known that tick bites can cause Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever, but did you know that they can give you an allergy to red meat?
Check out: http://www.holidaypestcontrol.com/blog/tick-bites-and-red-meat-allergy/