Top 5 Bug Sprays

Which Bug Spray is Best?

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Helpful Mosquito Tips

Take back your yard!

 

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Zika virus update; NYC

Zika Virus Update; NYC

Summer is finally here! But for some of us, news about Zika virus is leading to questions, stress and anxiety. Especially if we have kids, are pregnant, or have a lot of mosquito activity in our yards. If you haven't already, check  out our Zika Headquarters. Here's the latest from NYC and Mayor Bill de Blasio:

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Zika virus FAQ

Zika virus FAQ, answered.

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Zika virus transmission

 

Zika virus transmission predictions

As summer approaches we are all looking forward to some time outdoors, but for some of us who are worried about mosquitoes and viruses they may transmit, this may be an unsettling time of year. There's a lot of information out there about Zika virus, and we are sifting through it to find out what's going on, the facts. A recent study and subsequent publication by Jane P. Messina, et al., outlines the scientific facts behind the virus and it's vectors, and potential transmission of the virus. It's called "Mapping global environmental suitability for Zika virus", and it can be found here

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Worst cities for mosquitoes

What are the worst cities for mosquitoes?

How does your hometown rank on the list for worst cities for mosquitos? Mother Nature Network published an article that lists cities with heavy mosquito populations across the nation. With the warmer months approaching (hopefully!) we are all eager to get outside and enjoy the sunshine, but should we be expecting bites from mosquitos? Let's see how we rank:

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Zika update...."Scarier than we thought"- CDC

As New York climbs to number 2 on the list of states in the US with reported cases of Zika, health officials are starting to issue more statements with stronger warnings about the virus. "Most of what we've learned is not reassuring," said Dr. Anne Schuchat, the principal deputy director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "Everything we look at with this virus seems to be a bit scarier than we initially thought."

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Zika virus update...

We are all anxious about the Zika virus. What is it? How does it spread? Is it on Long Island?

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The Zika Virus....are we at risk?

Is the Zika Virus on Long Island?

Are we at risk of being exposed?

Reports are coming from across the nation, Florida, Texas, New Jersey and New York, reports of confirmed cases of humans with the Zika virus. In case you are not familiar, the Zika virus is an emerging disease worldwide that is primarily spread by the bite of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes. Aside from illness associated with the virus, there are mounting concerns regarding it's impact on pregnant women. The virus has been linked to microcephaly, "a rare neurological condition in which an infant's head is significantly smaller than the heads of other children of the same age and sex". While the CDC and WHO (World Health Organization) have been issuing alerts regarding travel to regions with active virus transmission, how does this effect us at home, and what do the Pest Management Professionals think?

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