Mosquito Borne Illnesses

The Beaufort County Health Department is urging people to take additional precautions to prevent mosquito bites after a sentinel chicken tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis and two horses had to be euthanized because of EEE. Spraying to help control mosquito populations is continuing across the county. Areas are being prioritized by locations that are

Mosquito Facts: Malaria

Approximately 300 million people worldwide are affected by malaria and between 1 and 1.5 million people die from it every year, but it is almost wiped out in the United States. The disease is frequently a problem in developing countries with warm climates. If you travel to these countries, you are at risk. People get

Types of Mites: Snake Mites

Snake mites are very close relatives to ticks and fleas. Every time that you visit a reptile expedition, pet store, or interact with other reptiles, you risk transporting snake mites back to your reptile area. Mites are characterized as eight-legged, bloodsucking organisms that transmit disease between reptiles. Ticks are bigger than mites and generally once

Interesting Facts On Mosquitoes

Though mosquitoes have been associated with disease and are considered to be undesirable pests, they have several surprising and interesting things about them. Read on to know some facts about mosquitoes. Mosquitoes are a disease causing insect species belonging to the family Culicidae. They have a negative image and are referred to as pests. Given

Types of Mites: Rabbit Mites

Humor and pirate talk aside; rabbit mites can be a highly irritating and potentially serious condition that affects a rabbit’s health and well being. As parasites, rabbit mites not only cause a plethora of problems for an infected animal, they can also spread out to other species such as dogs, cats, and even humans. WHAT

Mosquito Bite Remedy

After your lovely summer day, you will hopefully be left with wonderful memories. All too often, you’re left with a little more personal reminder of your fun in the sun:  mosquito bites . Mosquito bites are annoying, but typically not serious unless the mosquitoes are carrying a disease that can be transmitted to humans. In

Types of Mites: Dog Mites

There are a few different types of dog mites that can live pretty much anywhere on the body of your four-legged friend and can cause sores, skin irritation and infections. Since these parasites are not nearly as common as fleas or ticks, many dog owners are not even aware of their existence or what to