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.

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 is boss! Also dogs love to chew on the blinds … Continue reading Did your dog eat your blinds?

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

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 since 1996. “The current U.S. standard, ANSI/WCMA A100.1-2012, last updated … Continue reading WCMA Launches Process to Update Corded Window Covering Safety Standard

CPSC wiki

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.[2] The CPSC is generally headed by three commissioners nominated by … Continue reading CPSC wiki