Monthly Archives September 2020

How Fleas Are Dangerous To Humans

While fleas are usually associated with pets, they can actually be kind of bad for humans, too. Their bites can be itchy and unsightly, and, most important, they can spread disease. Sometimes serious disease. (Like the plague!) There are a couple of unhappy truths about fleas. Like that a flea can live in your home — with no host! — for up to 100 days. And it’s not just pets that qualify as hosts (although they’re preferred). Humans can wind up with fleas, too — even without pets. If you have itchy bumps around your feet, ankles, and legs especially,
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Spiders to Watch Out For in Southern Georgia and Northern Florida

Here’s a little secret about spiders: MOST of them are actually pretty friendly. They’re generally harmless and they’re good for the ecosystem. But there are exceptions. There are a few poisonous spiders in Southern Georgia and Northern Florida. Black widows and brown recluses are all creeping around these parts, and if you get bitten by one, you may need to get medical treatment. Let’s go over a few commonly found spiders in our area — and whether you should beware or be nice. We’ll start with the ones to be on guard for. Brown recluse As their name suggests, brown
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A Guide To Local Bees (And Whether They Sting)

Bees have stingers, and sometimes they use those stingers. And sometimes people who are allergic to bee stings can have pretty serious reactions, which has more or less made bees a scary insect. But we’re here to tell you bees have a bad rap! Well. Most of them, that is. You probably know already that there’s actually a bee shortage in the world, which is scary. Bees help flowers and crops grow, pollinating 80 percent of what grows all around the world. So don’t be afraid of bees! Some will probably never ever sting you, and some are a little
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Here’s Why Rodents Are Dangerous

No matter how many times cartoons show us mice making dresses and rats making French stews, the fact is these little creatures can actually be quite dangerous to your home and your health. We know. We’re sad about it, too. “Worldwide, rats and mice spread over 35 diseases,” reports the CDC. Yeah. Not great for the chef making your stew to have so many diseases. Here are all the ways rodents — no matter how cute they are on TV — can hurt you, and your home. Well, the diseases. So, we established that they carry diseases.  The list is
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