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... Continue Reading →
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... Continue Reading →
My dog ate my homework! lol Ever wonder why your dogs are getting into blinds or anything in your home? Dogs like to get into blinds by scratching, chewing, and biting them. Dogs acting this was is known as destructive behavior or dominant behavior. Dogs are always trying to be the alpha and showing who... Continue Reading →
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... Continue Reading →
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 serve an important function and so let me share a few things that I have discovered in my research and a lot of it has to do with flying insects (primarily mosquitoes) and the diseases they carry. But first let me provide a brief history lesson.
The window screen or insect screens, also known as a bug screen or fly screen, was first created in the mid 1800’s. Although it’s not clear who was the first individual or company to create them, several references of…
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The Window Covering Manufacturers Association (WCMA) announced on October 25th, 2015 that it has initiated the process of revising the voluntary corded window covering safety standard. The update to the standard will be done in strict accordance with the internationally-respected American National Standards Institute (ANSI) process and will be the seventh revision of the standard... Continue Reading →
http://www.mosquito.org/ AMCA® is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to providing leadership, information and education leading to the enhancement of public health and quality of life through the suppression of mosquitoes.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U.S._Consumer_Product_Safety_Commission The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is an independent agency of the United States government. It was created in 1972 through the Consumer Product Safety Act. The CPSC is an agency that reports to Congress and the President and is not part of any other department or agency in the federal government.... Continue Reading →