One bite from a mosquito can give your dog heartworm.Oh my!

Mosquitoes are irritating parasites. Not only are they problematic for people, they can be bothersome to dogs also. One mosquito bite is all it takes for your dog to get heartworm. Heartworm is a parasite that lives in the heart tissue of dogs. Adult worms can become long and tangled like strands of spaghetti. The […]

via One mosquito bite  — PetCorps Professional Pet Care Blog

Ever want to see how a mosquito enjoys biting you? Check this creepy video out!

As you can see, I am still working towards creating more regular postings. Will. Get. Better. In the meantime, enjoy this high-definition video of the intricate processes mosquitoes employ to draw our blood and spread diseases. Also, an intricately artsy video again highlights the fact that microbes can exist anywhere, even in the clouds, migrating across […]

via Watch how mosquitoes spread Zika in HD — Bioshots

Places with active Zika Virus transmission

(Source: The Zika virus is quickly expanding its reach, particularly in the Americas. So far it’s spread has drawn concern from the World Health Organization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and President Barack Obama. The virus, which is transmitted via mosquitoes, has been identified in the US, but only in people who’ve recently traveled to […]

via All the places the untreatable Zika virus has spread so far — Kopitiam Bot

cherry picking — polka dots and picket fences

You might know that we ventured “up north” a few weeks ago…that would be the northern Michigan area. We spent some time in Traverse City, Leland, Petoskey, and Harbor Springs. Such a beautiful area…there were times I forgot that we had just traveled one state to the north! If you know anything about Traverse City, […]

via cherry picking — polka dots and picket fences

4th of July concerns for Zika


With the 4th of July coming up and people being outside having bbq’s and watching the fireworks I thought I would address the seriousness of mosquito bites and the Zika Virus. What is the Zika Virus? It’s a virus that is spread thru a mosquito bite. Symptoms of the virus are: joint pain, rash, fever, […]

via Mosquito Bites & the Zika Virus — The Illinoisan


Your landscape may be home to insects that don’t attack your plants but do attack you, your family and your guests. Mosquitoes and ticks come to mind because they’ve been in the news lately. Mosquitoes are carriers of numerous diseases, including malaria, West Nile virus and, most recently, the Zika virus. As they suck human […]

via Be On Guard For Ticks, Mosquitoes And Other Pests

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