Top Places Mosquitoes Breed

Mosquitoes are annoying insects that feed on the blood of humans and other mammals. When mosquitoes bite a human, they leave an itchy bump that can cause irritation for several days. Since mosquitoes inject themselves directly into a person’s bloodstream to draw out nourishment, they can transmit a wide variety of diseases. Viruses such as…

Is Zika Still an Issue in Houston?

Last year, the World Health Organization announced that the Zika virus had reached epidemic levels and become a global emergency. As a result, many people began upping their mosquito protection and avoiding Zika-infected countries. However, with so much happening in the political world lately, news of the Zika virus has somewhat fallen off the radar.…

Zika In 2017

The Zika virus has been around since the late 1940s. Researchers first identified it in Uganda’s monkey population. In 1952, scientists discovered it in humans. Over time, the virus has made its way into other countries including the United States. The virus causes a range of symptoms as well as several ailments. People mainly contract…

Common Breeding Grounds for Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes are much more than annoying and itch-inducing pests that make picnics, camp fires and other outdoor activities uncomfortable. They can carry diseases that are harmful to children, adults, pets and livestock. Just a few diseases that can be contracted through a mosquito bite include yellow fever, encephalitis, malaria and the Zika virus. There are…