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What You Need to Know About Landscape Lighting

Landscape lighting can change the entirety of an outdoor space. Too little or too much outdoor lighting can be detrimental to the comfort and/ or safety of an outdoor space. Learn just the right way to ensure an outdoor space can be enjoyed to its greatest extent! Avoid using too many lights! Avoid using too many lights, especially a plethora …

Messy Spaces Attract Mosquitoes

Consider this. Did you know that community volunteers picking up roadside trash are not only engaging in community beautification but are helping improve mosquito control throughout the area(s) they’re working on? This actually applies anywhere, including your home. Mosquitos need less than a teaspoon of water to breed, and removing trash indeed helps reduce mosquito breeding grounds. Trash Makes Great …

Landscape Lighting Increases Security

Are you wanting to improve the safety and security of your property? Adequate security lighting should always be a factor to consider for any property owner, and increased security is one of the many benefits of landscape lighting. Any outdoor lighting adds safety to your outdoor areas and improves security of your property. A professionally designed outdoor lighting system does …

Tried and True Mosquito Control, Nothing Fancy

There’s such an abundance of products out there claiming to deter mosquitoes. Most of them really don’t work. And for those that do, the effects are temporary, or they contain harmful chemicals. Mosquito misting systems, on the other hand, are a tried and true mosquito control solution. Mosquito Misting Systems Work Best for Mosquito Control Reliable mosquito misting systems leave …

First Houston Area Zika-Caused Microcephaly Case

The first Houston baby affected by microcephaly due to the Zika virus was born this month. It is confirmed that the mother was carrying the Zika virus. It is not confirmed where she contracted the virus, but she recently traveled to Latin America where there is currently a Zika virus epidemic. First Zika-Caused Microcephaly in Harris County, Texas The Zika-affected …

Don’t Spray It: Better Mosquito Repelling Ideas

The sun is out, and the outdoors are filled with tons of fun and relaxation for those who spend too much time cooped up in an office or a school room. Spending the entire time being eaten alive by mosquitoes and other bugs can ruin all of the joy, and bug sprays can leave you feeling gross and smelly. Here’s …

Six Zika-Related Birth Defect Cases in U.S.

There are at least six cases of Zika virus-linked birth defects in the United States, said health officials. Three babies were confirmed to have been born in the United States with defects linked to the Zika virus and three were resultingly lost to miscarriages or aborted because of the birth defects. Although all of the women were infected with Zika …

Mosquito Season is Coming!

Now is the time to be outside and eat, drink, and be merry! Unfortunately, the mosquitoes feel the same way, and they are gearing up for the party. Even if you managed to avoid the pests that carry viruses like West Nile or Zika, almost everyone has a physical reaction to mosquito saliva that prevents the blood from clotting while …

Zika Mosquito Control

The Zika virus is becoming prevalent in Southern and Central American countries. According to the World Health Organization, it is only a matter of time before the mosquitoes carrying the virus reach other parts of the rest of the world. More data and passing time are supporting the connection between the virus and birth defects. The Aedes aegypti carries the …