2017 May

Here’s How States Plan to Protect Pregnant People from Zika

As the 2017 mosquito season draws near, states are bracing for another potential outbreak of the Zika virus, the mosquito-borne illness responsible for microcephaly in babies born to infected people. State health officials across the country have started to ramp up prevention efforts, encouraging residents to get tested and use repellent. Since parents-to-be are especially [...]

2017 Apr

Bug off! Professional and DIY ways to rid your home of fleas

Fleas are hilarious in the old cartoons. In a famous Pink Panther episode, he walks through a carwash to try and get rid of one that is driving him crazy. Daffy Duck’s Fantastic Island (1983) featured a fully functional flea circus, complete with roller coaster and Ferris wheel. But in real life, there’s nothing funny [...]

2017 Apr

10 Ways to Keep Those Pesky Ants Out of Your Kitchen

I love springtime — except for the invasion of ants in my kitchen that this time of year seems to encourage. We all have our worst ant moments; mine happened when I was preparing to give my 5-year-old son his breakfast cereal, and discovered that the entire contents of the package were alive, moving with all [...]

2017 Apr

Mouse Removal: How to Take Control of Your Mouse Problems

Mice are usually classified as a pest species due to their habits of living in houses, getting into food and gnawing on wood and wires. The most common complaints include the following: Mice living in the attic Mice scratching in the walls Mice raiding the pantry Gnawing on electrical wires Concerns over health risks For [...]