How To Prevent Mosquitoes In Your Yard

There are many bugs that homeowners never want to see in their yards. Mosquitoes are at the top of the list. Not only are they a buzzing, biting nuisance, mosquitoes can also transmit serious diseases like West Nile and Zika. Keeping mosquitoes out of your yard is all about prevention. Homeowners can outsmart these pesky…

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Chinch Bugs & Your Yard

The Southern Threat to Your Yard Central Texas has survived the scorching heat and flooding storms of Summer ‘16. Fall may still be a few weeks away from bringing cold temperatures our way, making it the perfect time to enjoy the outdoors and specifically your lawn. Unfortunately, with our wettest days behind us and temperatures…

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Common Pests After Storms & Floods

Pests to Expect After Rain and Floods After many years of below average rainfall that resulted in serious droughts, Texas – especially Austin, has finally had its parched land quenched. But this extra amount of water carries with it some complications. Not only does it damage homes and spread dangerous bacteria, but it also causes…

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Ladybugs Actually Love-Bugs?

Who would’ve thought ladybugs are actually love-bugs? In what one could refer to as a ladybug Bacchanalia, thousands of ladybugs converge every year for a mating ritual of epic proportions. If you stumbled upon one of these ladybug celebratory sites, you might mistake the spots on the trees for rust. If you stop to think,…

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Human Trials for Zika Vaccine

Inovio Pharmaceuticals, based in Plymouth Meeting, Pa, in collaboration with GeneOne Life Science in Seoul, South Korea, announced that they will soon be conducting the first human trial of a vaccination for the Zika virus.   The Zika Virus The Zika virus is a rare virus carried by the Aedes aegypti mosquito. It is considered…

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