Mosquitoes are vectors for many diseases like West Nile and Zika. It is important to know how to protect yourself from them and help prevent their breeding sites around your home. Below we have gathered and listed simple steps to stop mosquitoes from getting out of control:

  • Birdbaths: Clean Weekly.
  • Chain Link Fence: Cap or seal uncapped fence pipes.
  • Containers: Cover or turn upside down.
  • Decorative Ponds: Stock with fish that eat mosquitoes.
  • Drains: Keep outdoor drains flowing.
  • Flat Roofs: Inspect for puddles after it rains.
  • Irrigation: Do no overwater.
  • Lawn Ornaments: Check for areas that hold water.
  • Tool Sheds: Clean weekly and keep covered.
  • Playground: Drill drainage holes in tire swings and any playground equipment that holds water.

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What do Brown Recluse Spiders, Yellow Fever Mosquitoes and Red Imported Fire Ants have in common? They’re currently active here in San Antonio – and pretty much around the state! We’ve gathered some helpful information – to better help folks recognize these pests and learn how to better avoid a potential sting or bite – in a simple-to-read infographic.
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It’s not uncommon to come across a baby bird out of their nest. Many times, folks find these seemingly orphaned avians in their backyards, on their balconies or during a jog. While the instinct for many is to save the poor feathered fellows, they may end up causing further harm to the baby bird because they were not handled properly. So what should you do if you find a baby bird?

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Common Texas Mosquitos

Texas Mosquitoes

Out of the 200 different species of blood suckers found throughout the United States, eighty-five of them call Texas their home. Are they all dangerous? How can you tell them apart? How do they breed? What diseases do they carry? To better answer these questions we gathered and compiled information into one easy to read infographic that covers six of the most common mosquitoes – that are considered to be public health concerns – in the lone star state.

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Celebrities are like bugs in a lot of ways. Mainly because they exist whether we like it or not. If you’re dying to see which insect best fits the hottest celebrities, below we have a list of stars stirring up the latest Hollywood buzz – all pun intended.

Angelina Jolie – Black Widow

Black Widows get a bad reputation because they’re deadly. Angelina got a bad reputation for wearing a vile of blood around her neck, which I’m sure she sucked out using her tiny spider fangs. Additionally, spiders can have up to 1,000 babies at a time. I don’t think Angelina is there yet, but she’s awfully close.

 

 

Morgan Freeman – Jiminy Cricket

Like Mr. Cricket, I would listen to any life advice Morgan Freeman offered me. And even though we’ve never met, I trust his judgement. I also think he’s encouraged a little wooden puppet to become a real boy just by suggesting it.

 

 

Taylor Swift – Praying Mantis

Praying Mantises lure in their mate and once they’ve gotten what they wanted from the mate, they bite their heads off. Sounds a lot like a feminist millionaire with a squad of super model friends. Also, I feel like if I ever saw Taylor Swift crouch down, she’d look a lot like a Praying Mantis.

 

 

Steve Buscemi – Earthworm

Honestly, he just looks like a human-sized earthworm to me. Like, if an earthworm miraculously turned human, it would have a lead role in Boardwalk Empire.

 

 

Maggie Smith – Ladybug

Ladybugs are some of the cutest bugs out there, but I get the feeling that if you were ever to speak with one, they’d be really sassy. I get that same feeling about Maggie Smith. She’s incredibly brilliant and sweet and old, but she could put you on blast without batting a giant blue eye.

 

 

Kanye West – Cockroach

Cockroaches are incredibly resilient. In fact, they can live several days without their heads. Because of this, cockroaches are difficult to get rid of, as is Kanye West. I actually think I saw a cockroach the other day, wearing Yeezy clothing and advertising its excessive debt.

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