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  • invisaband: A Natural Mosquito Repellent Band
    Invisaband's natural mosquito repellent band offers rare guarantee
    There are lots of great ideas on indiegogo, but this is the first time we've seen a product that's guaranteed to keep mosquitoes away. invisaband is a microfibre bracelet made with natural geraniol oil that's actually guaranteed to...
  • invisaband: A Natural Mosquito Repellent Band
    invisaband: A Natural Mosquito Repellent Band
    There are lots of great ideas on indiegogo, but this is the first time we've seen a product that's guaranteed to keep mosquitoes away. invisaband is a microfibre bracelet made with natural geraniol oil that's actually guaranteed to...
  • Anopheles mosquito causes malaria
    Discovery of new mosquito bacterium could help control malaria in millions
    Harvard University researchers have found evidence of a bacterial infection that occurs naturally in the same species of mosquitos that cause malaria, according to a new study. The infection, Wolbachia, has been shown in laboratories to reduce the...
  • West Nile virus predicted to increase in California
    West Nile virus predicted to increase in California
    The West Nile virus can infect humans, birds, mosquitoes, horses, and some other mammals. In 1999, the virus occurred in the Western Hemisphere for the first time, with the first cases reported in New York City. Since then, West Nile virus is...
  • aedes aegypti
    Yellow fever, dengue mosquitoes found in the San Joaquin Valley
    Bakersfield and San Joaquin Valley residents need to be on the alert with the announcement last Wednesday that potentially deadly mosquitoes have been found in several locations. The Fresno County Department of Health announcement reported that...
  • Health concerns for travelers to another country
    Health concerns for travelers to another country
    What you need to know about your health before you travel to another country. Traveling to developing countries it’s possible you could catch a nasty bug. If you’re traveling to a developed country like Western Europe, health issues...
  • Bahn-Bahn Outside
    Heartworm disease in pets
    Heartworm disease a serious and often deadly affliction that pets can contract. Luckily, it is also very preventable. Heartworms (known scientifically as Dirofilaria immitis), like their namesake suggests, are worms that inhabit and damage the...
  • Tips to combat the West Nile Virus
    Tips to combat the West Nile Virus
    DEAR JIM: There has been so much talk lately about the West Nile Virus, and it seems to be spreading - particularly in my state of Minnesota where the weather is warm and humid several months of the year. I’m 62 and really sensitive to...
  • Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus
    Vermont man dies from Eastern Equine Encephalitis
    Just a few days after Vermont health officials reported the first cases of human infection with Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE), they now report the first fatality from from the mosquito-borne virus.According to a WCAX.com Burlington report...
  • How you can tell if you are infected with West Nile Virus
    How you can tell if you are infected with West Nile Virus
    Fever? Unexplained headache? You may have West Nile Virus symptoms. The outbreak is the largest outbreak ever to be recorded according to Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention CDCP since it was first discovered in 1999.· 38 states are...
  • Mosquitos
    Tips and high tech tricks to get rid of bugs in and around your house
    The first day of summer brings warmer temperatures and more time outdoors; unfortunately, that also means you are more likely to get stung by fire ants, bees and wasps and bitten by mosquitoes. With the mild winter we experienced here in the South...
  • 7 ways to keep your bump healthy this summer
    7 ways to keep your bump healthy this summer
    Being pregnant in the summertime can be difficult. From swelling and feeling uncomfortable, you still want to enjoy what the summer brings. Here are 7 ways to keep your bump healthy and happy:Avoid spray-on sunscreens. Even though they have taken...
  • Experts predict worst summer for mosquitos ever
    Experts predict worst mosquito summer ever
    While many Chicagoans were enjoying the surprisingly warm temperatures in March that soared into the 80s, there were those who wondered what the price would be for the early spring.Well, it appears the bill has come due and it is in the form of...
  • Mosquitos/Heartworms/Your Pet
    Mosquitos, heartworms and your pet
    Spring 2012 is in full swing with the flowers blooming and with temperatures starting to rise warming up the atmosphere.Along with spring and the hot temperatures of the sun the mosquito insect population begins to flourish.One of the worst...
  • Rainbow Sorbet blooms after the hurricane
    Fall storms bring gorgeous flowers
    Hurricane Irene caused a lot of damage here in Wilton: downed trees, power loss and flooding. But the rain revived a lot of flowers that had gone dormant in the heat of summer. Most delightful are the roses that suddenly started blooming again.The...