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... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

Did your dog eat your blinds?

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 →

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... Continue Reading →

Mosquito control & Jimmy Carter

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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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WCMA Launches Process to Update Corded Window Covering Safety Standard

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 →

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