Well, the title pretty much says it all. This is an insane story from a few days ago in New York City. A seemingly vacant apartment became the home of a thriving bee colony and grew to around 40,000 members strong. Some pest professionals in New York helped take care of these bees as they obviously were a health threat to other tenants in the building. Watch the story below via New York Daily News:
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Central Florida is currently experiencing oppressive temperatures. Please be sure to drink plenty of water while you are out and about. We here at Falcon are encouraging all our employees and neighbors to drink lots of fluids so that we all stay well hydrated during this extreme heat.
According to a story out today in the Orlando Sentinel, three chickens that were tested for the West Nile Virus came out as positive. West Nile Virus is a potentially fatal disease that can be contracted by human beings via being bitten by a mosquito. Please cover yourself and family with mosquito repellant spray and have a mosquito control service outside your home to stay safe and protected. Check out an earlier blog post we wrote up on personal bug spray repellant here.
There really is a right and a wrong way to apply bug spray repellents. The correct way to start is to carefully read the label of the product before purchasing or applying. When trying to keep ticks and mosquitoes away for you, the CDC recommends repellents containing either picaridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus, or IR3535. Stay safe this summer and keep the bugs away!