The worst thing these little guys do is not just make us itchy

Why Summer-Time Pests Can be Dangerous for Your Health and How to Avoid Them

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Nearly everyone has been bitten by a tick, mosquito, or flea, and can agree these pests are a damper on otherwise fun-filled summer activities. What most don't know is that these pests are vectors: carriers of many harmful diseases. These diseases are on the rise in the US, and are expected to become an even larger problem as climate change intensifies. Keep yourself and family informed and safe this summer with the following information on vector-borne diseases and how to avoid annoying and dangerous bug bites.

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And they are getting a little more persistent as climate change is helping them spread to more places. Check out our article full of tips and tricks for keeping those pests at bay. Also, if you are loving the info and want some more sent directly to your inbox, be sure to sign up for our newsletter. There is one coming out next week you won't want to miss. #newsletter #inbox .
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How to Avoid Summer’s Itchiest Pests

The Bugs & Plants Love Climate Change

Summer's officially here, and after some crazy winter weather, we are more than ready to pack up the camping gear for a weekend in the woods or head to the park for a picnic. As we humans keep putting more global warming gases into the air, there's no doubt - it's gettin' weird out there. Did you hear about that day when it was nearly 100 degrees and then snowed two days later ... in Oklahoma? Or when Hawaii got 50 inches of rain in just 24 hours? How about the tick that can make you allergic to meat? While the winters have been crazy, they're also getting shorter and that's changing the way we live, work, and play every day - especially when it comes to the bugs and plants around us. The weird weather stories may grab headlines, but it's the subtle changes around your home that can affect your health. Here's what you need to know about how climate change is making pests and plants more pesky and what you can do to protect yourself and your family.

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Today we are talking all about the best options for flea and tick control for you and your pets. As summer kicks into high gear, all the fleas and ticks are coming out to play. Be sure to talk to your vet, but when you do, ask about oral options for your pet. They have the same power to keep fleas and ticks away, but they greatly reduce the chances that your pet will be rubbing pesticides all over your home and your hands.
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Weigh the Options for Flea and Tick Control

Are the medicines you are giving to Fido and Mr. Whiskers putting your family at risk?

If you can, it's best to avoid flea and tick medicines that are applied to your pet's skin/fur/hair or collar because they might actually be rubbing off onto you, your loved ones, and your carpet.

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