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Protecting yourself outdoors this summer isn't just about wearing sunscreen. Lyme disease is a frightening reality associated with something as simple as a tick bite. Knowing what to look out for is important in protecting you and your family this summer. Here’s a quick video from NBC’s Today Show that shows you what signs to look for.

 

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By now, we know mosquitoes love biting us; some more than others. Just like people are attracted to different characteristics in another person, mosquitoes rely on their instincts to help them decide who they want to sink their teeth into next. Your CO2 levels are a dominating factor in how attractive you are to mosquitoes. Learn more about what makes these annoying pests swoon.

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Ants are kind of our thing, which is why we're excited to see Ant-Man this weekend. We're fascinated about how the film makers incorporated entomology into the movie, studying and taking inspiration from real insects. Here's a great story from NPR about just this and how well the movie sticks to science.

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Did you know some common household pests, like cockroaches, can cause allergies? Symptoms can include rash, watery and itchy eyes and a runny nose. Having a professional pest control company is one way to keep your head clear. Here are some more great tips from our friends at NPMA.

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If you're planning on heading to the beach and curling up with a good book this weekend, you may have a new obstacle in your way. Libraries in St. Petersburg, Clearwater and Pinellas Park now have bed bugs!

The first thing that comes to mind when most people hear the words ”bed bugs” is a Hotel room, however many libraries throughout the country have been battling these pests, including the Orange County Public Library in Downtown Orlando. Bed Bugs are known as hitch hikers due to how easily they can attach themselves to one’s clothing or luggage and settle in any environment it sees fit. Libraries, restaurants, movie theaters and offices among other locations are particularly vulnerable due to the nooks and crannies, like fabric upholstery and the binding of books, as well as the high volume of people that frequent them.

 

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