WEST NILE VIRUS INFECTED MOSQUITOS DETECTED IN THE SAN FERNANDO VALLEY

On April 19, 2016, Los Angeles County health officials announced that they have discovered mosquito’s carrying the West Nile virus in the city of Sun Valley located in the San Fernando Valley. The virus has no known cure at the moment and can be transmitted to humans and animals by a stinging bite of a mosquito that is infected. The infected mosquitos were discovered through … Continue reading WEST NILE VIRUS INFECTED MOSQUITOS DETECTED IN THE SAN FERNANDO VALLEY

Bacteria may reveal about your home.

What bacteria may reveal about your home Whether it’s a jungle hut or a high-rise apartment, your home is covered in bacteria, and new research from the Amazon suggests city dwellers might want to open a window. Scientists traveled from remote villages in Peru to a large Brazilian city to begin tracking the effects of urbanization on the diversity of bacteria in people’s homes. It’s a small first … Continue reading Bacteria may reveal about your home.

Air conditioning, window screens and mosquito-control programs should help keep Zika virus outbreak from Louisiana

Louisiana has a good supply of the two known mosquitoes that transmit the Zika virus that’s causing concern in South and Central America, but it remains unlikely Louisiana will experience a large outbreak. Dr. Raoult Ratard, state epidemiologist, said Louisiana could see some cases from people who have traveled to countries with outbreaks, but there are conditions in place that make it less likely that … Continue reading Air conditioning, window screens and mosquito-control programs should help keep Zika virus outbreak from Louisiana

Mosquito control & Jimmy Carter

Originally posted on Around the Window & Door Resource:
The History of Mosquito Control & Window Screens Recently I have become very concerned about a trend by some who have decided to not use window screens for their home or apartment windows, in order to save a few dollars. You might ask why am I so concerned about this? Let me simply state that window… Continue reading Mosquito control & Jimmy Carter

Patio Screen Doors for apartments

The 8 Foot Screen Door Length Problem You can go to almost any hardware store (Lowes, Home Depot) and even online ones (like HD Supply) and purchase a Sliding Glass Screen Door up to 81” in length (7 feet) because that has been the standard patio door size for many years. However, even though they are not as popular as the 7 footers, there are … Continue reading Patio Screen Doors for apartments

Mosquito control & Jimmy Carter

The History of Mosquito Control & Window Screens Recently I have become very concerned about a trend by some who have decided to not use window screens for their home or apartment windows, in order to save a few dollars. You might ask why am I so concerned about this? Let me simply state that window screens can help to save lives! Window screens actually … Continue reading Mosquito control & Jimmy Carter