Category for Mosquitoes

End of Summer Still Means A Risk for Mosquitos

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Mosquitos are still going strong, even as summer winds down here in East Tennessee. And with 6 new cases of the West Nile virus reported in Knox County, the city of Knoxville is prompted

Protect Your Children, Know What Bug Spray is Best

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The Environmental Working Group or the EWG scientists have ranked repellents in order of effectiveness against the Aedes mosquito thought to be the primary Zika virus carrier: Most effective DEET (20-30 percent concentration) Picaridin (20 percent concentration) IR 3535 (20 percent concentration) In

Rain Rain Take these Mosquitos Away

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In East Tennessee we get summer rains, and while that is great for our gardens and yards, it ISN’T so great for ditches and areas where standing water will pond. This is a recipe

CDC is Almost Out of Money to Fight the Zika Virus

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The Center for Disease Control (CDC) is almost out of money to combat the growing problem and fight the Zika Virus, says their Director. What an alarming announcement! As more and more Americans are

West Nile Virus Reminds Us Why We Mosquito Spray In East Tennessee

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The Knox County Health Department set 18 traps back in early May. Once they collected the traps, they sent them to Nashville to be tested. One of those traps came back positive for West

Knox Co Confirms More Zika Virus Infections

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This month health officials have confirmed a fourth outbreak of the Zika Virus in Knox County, Tennessee. Making the total number across our great state, Tennessee to 24. Symptoms can be hard to detect, but better

Don’t Hide Your Wife, Hide Your Kids… Call Preferred Pest!

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Beat the Zika scares and defend yourself, your family and your lawn with a monthly mosquito treatment. Preferred Pest Termite and Turf offers a reliable, cost effective treatment so you don’t have to hide

Zika Virus: Is it something I need to Really be concerned with?

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Zika Virus is all the buzz (literally!) this summer, and now we’ve had confirmed cases here in East Tennessee.The Tennessee Department of Health confirmed Tuesday afternoon the first case of Zika virus in the state. TDH,

Don’t Let Mosquitoes Stop You From Enjoying Your Yard

Mosquitoes can be one of the most annoying and dangerous insects that are found in Knoxville, TN. They can transfer many harmful diseases to us and our animal friends. These diseases include West Nile

Martha Stewart’s Natural Repellent and Treatments for Bug Bites

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Today we ask that you check out these great ideas for natural repellents and treatments for bug bites!  Martha gives tips and tricks on how to use everything from essential oils to tobacco! So