Few things are more annoying than a persistent mosquito, but it’s easy to forget they are also dangerous. Humans are vulnerable to several potentially fatal mosquito-borne diseases, including malaria, Zika, West Nile, Chikungunya, and dengue fever. A severe allergic reaction, “Skeeter Syndrome,” can also be life-threatening. Popular synthetic chemical sprays like Deet can deter mosquitoes.
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There is something particularly violating about finding dog poop on your front lawn. The sight immediately breeds feelings of disgust and discontent. In most cases, the act isn’t personal, but it can be hard not to feel like it is, which only worsens the situation. Luckily, whether you are dealing with a malicious pooper or
Pruning shears are tough and made to last. But, just like with any gardening tool, regularly cleaning them can keep its blades sharp, prevent rust, and make pruning fast and effortless rather than an exhausting and numbing grip workout. It can also save your plants from deadly cross-contamination because your pruners are free from bacteria,
Mosquitos are annoying, but for your dog, they can be deadly. Heartworm, which used to be a problem only in warm, southern states, has now spread to every state in the country, except for Alaska. Without treatment, which can be very costly and take months to complete, dogs infected by this mosquito-borne illness will die.
At best, mosquitoes are annoying. At worst, they are vectors for a long list of serious diseases, including Zika, Dengue Fever, and West Nile virus. Because of the risks these insects pose to humans, livestock, and pets, it is easy to forget that they are a natural part of a healthy ecosystem. When we use
Mosquitoes are annoying, irritating, and, as it turns out, the most deadly animal in the world. According to the World Mosquito Project, these little bloodsuckers are responsible for over one million human deaths per year. That’s more than lions, tigers, and hippos combined! If you have a high number of mosquitoes living in your yard,