3 Mosquito-Borne Diseases and their Reach into Iowa

By | 2017-08-21T21:21:34+00:00 August 15th, 2017|

  West Nile Virus   The West Nile virus can be transmitted to both humans and animals through its vector: the mosquito. The majority of people infected by the West Nile virus experience no to mild symptoms. Symptoms typically include fever, headache, and body aches. Less than 1% of those infected will develop serious neurological [...]

Zika Virus Update

By | 2017-07-14T18:59:09+00:00 July 14th, 2017|

The Zika virus first became news worthy in 2015, when the country of Brazil experienced a major increase in babies born with microcephaly. The Zika virus, a mosquito borne virus known to cause birth defects, was the suspected culprit. In January of 2016, after responding to increased reports of Zika in Brazil and the Americas, [...]

The Mosquito Life Cycle

By | 2017-06-21T18:13:18+00:00 June 21st, 2017|

Now that the summer heat is here, it has been warm long enough to bring in the first batch of mosquitoes. Spending quality family time outdoors gets to be a hassle when everyone is having to layer up their skin with bug spray. But don’t worry, these bugs won’t be around for the entire year! [...]

Fun Facts About Mosquitos

By | 2017-07-20T18:51:34+00:00 June 14th, 2017|

The weather is finally warm here in the Des Moines, Iowa area and with that comes those pesky little bugs that bite! Yes, mosquitos. Thankfully, you have us on your side and we aim to educate and prevent. Below is a list of fun facts about mosquitos and some of them might surprise you!   [...]