Category: Pets

Bite Back: Learn to Prevent Tick Bites

May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month, the perfect time to revisit the cause, prevalence and prevention steps of the devastating disease. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 30,000 cases of Lyme disease are reported each year, making it the most commonly reported vector-borne illness in the US. As the … Continued

Protecting Your Pets from Pests

Did you know? For nearly 25 years, research has shown that living with pets provides certain health benefits. According to WebMD, pets help lower blood pressure, lessen anxiety and depression, boost immunity, and more. This May, in recognition of National Pet Month and your furry friend, join fellow pet owners in promoting pet ownership. Raise … Continued

Top 10 Resolutions to Make 2013 Pest Free

Written by: Bobby Kossowicz, mother of two, Branchburg, New Jersey Editor’s Note: Bobby Kossowicz is a mother of two from Branchburg, New Jersey, who has past personal experience with pests and the importance of controlling them. Before becoming a full-time mom, Bobby worked in the pest control industry, and she combines her professional experience with … Continued

Celebrate the holidays pest, worry free

Written by: Robin L. Tabuchi, Research Entomologist, University of California, Berkeley. Winter is here, and although we are less likely to encounter pests this time of year, we need to ensure pest prevention occurs year round. In between sipping your hot chocolate, opening gifts, and enjoying the company of your family, take a few minutes … Continued

Stay Vigilant for Ticks All Summer Long

While Lyme Disease Awareness Month (May) may be coming to an end soon, tick season is merely just beginning. Read through some previous tick posts below to learn more about how to protect yourself and your loved ones this summer! Control Ticks to Control Lyme Disease Trivia Thursday: How much do you REALLY know about … Continued

A Mild Winter Means More Fair Weather Foes

Written by: Robin L. Tabuchi, Research Entomologist, University of California, Berkeley. For many of us across America, the winter was mild, especially here in California. My two dogs loved this warmer weather because it meant more hikes, visits to the beach and impromptu stops at the dog park. Although it was certainly appealing to enjoy … Continued

Protect your family from tick transmitted deadly virus

Are you a local of Minnesota? A fan of being outdoors? Prone to tick bites? Make sure you know all the necessary information about diseases and illnesses cause by ticks before heading outdoors, including the Powassan virus. The Minnesota Department of Health announced a death related to the Powassan virus which is carried by ticks, on Wednesday, … Continued

Flea & Tick Season

Melissa Brookshire, DVM, runs North River Enterprises and provides consulting services on pet food and animal health companies while balancing her life as a mom of two active boys. A graduate of the University of MissouriCollege of Veterinary Medicine, Melissa owned and operated a multi-species veterinary hospital with her husband before starting her consulting business. … Continued

Debugging the Myths in Concord, New Hampshire

Last spring, author Raymond Bial wrote a book, What’s Bugging You?, that teaches children the differences between good and bad bugs and helpful or potentially harmful plants. While reading the book, children learn how to become “pest detectives” around their homes and yards. Ray traveled around the state of New York, visiting elementary schools in … Continued

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