El Paso Residents in Jeopardy of the Zika Virus

Are you and your family at risk of developing the Zika Virus if you live in El Paso? This is more of a tropical disease affecting Central and South America. The disease is spread by mosquitos. We must be vigilant in our efforts to keep the virus at bay. Here are a few things you can do to protect yourself. Make sure all windows have screens on them. Remove any standing water in your yard. If you do see the presence of mosquitos, contact El Paso Pest Defense Solutions for a free consultation

Zika Virus- A Mosquito Related Problem – Pest Defense Solutions El Paso, TX

We have all heard the news surrounding Zika virus, and you’re probably wondering what type of risk this could pose to you and your family here in El Paso, TX. The simple answer is that this is more

Zika virus

Zika virus is an emerging mosquito-borne virus that was first identified in Uganda in 1947 in rhesus monkeys through a monitoring network of sylvatic yellow fever.

Zika Virus | CDC

Zika is spread mostly by the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito. The best way to prevent Zika is to protect yourself from mosquito bites.

How To Make A Survival Kit

I’ve written quite a number of articles on the topic of a survival kit. Many of them are referenced here as a 72 hour kit. I was thinking about how we label them or refer to them in different ways.

The Relentless Deep State and the Media Industrial Complex

“What changes the dial in this country anymore?” Listening to a talk show the other day, something was said that rings especially true… It’s a media industrial complex. I’m not going to wast

What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2018-7-14)

  This Saturday post is your weekly open-forum for: – Preparedness accomplishments this week – Off-topic conversation throughout the week   SUPPORT MODERN SURVIVAL BLOG If you like it here, to h

Ways How To Keep Weeds Down In Your Garden

Gardening is fun. EXCEPT for those darn weeds that keep coming up! Weeding is easier to deal with in a raised garden bed (less bending over), especially if the raised bed is 2 feet tall or thereabouts

Favorite Vacation Spots

Take a vacation. It’s good for your health! De-stress… good for modern survival. I’m typing this in the middle of July. It feels like everyone’s on vacation. I’m sure many are! So why not go

Using trauma-informed care to guide emergency preparedness and response

Exposure to a traumatic event or set of circumstances can negatively affect a person’s mental, physical, social, emotional or spiritual well-being for a long time after the initial incident. We know

5 Communication Lessons Learned from Hurricane Maria

When Category 4 Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico, CDC assembled a team of experienced communicators who were flexible, bilingual, and culturally sensitive communicators. This group of expe

The Right Accessories for Your #SunSafeSelfie

CDC is encouraging everyone to show off their favorite ways to stay sun-safe. Snap a photo of yourself, your friends, and your family using sun protection while outdoors and share on social media. Be

The 1918 Flu Pandemic: Why It Matters 100 Years Later

100 years ago, an influenza (flu) pandemic swept the globe, infecting an estimated one-third of the world’s population and killing at least 50 million people. The pandemic’s death toll was greater

4 Tips to Stay Healthy Around Your Pet

Pets, whether covered in fur, feathers, or scales, are an important part of our lives—most American households own at least one pet. Many people see their pet as a member of the family that brings j

Carpet Beetles Can Tear Up a Home

Carpet Beetles Love to Eat Carpet and Other Things Carpet beetles are a common pest that infest upholstery, carpet, pillows, and clothing to feed on animal-based items like pet hair and carpet fibers.

Carpenter Bees Tend To Live In Wood

Carpenter Bees Typically Don’t Sting Carpenter bees are large bees that are up to 25 mm long, depending on the species. In the U.S., there are two genera of carpenter bees: small carpenter bees (Cer

Carpenter Ants Can Destroy Wood In Your Home

Carpenter Ants Pest Control, Can Destroy Wood Carpenter ants are among the largest ants in the United States and they are found throughout the country. Carpenter ants are a major pest problem because

Brown Recluse Spider Found In Many Parts of Texas

Brown Recluse Spiders Have Painful Bites The brown recluse or fiddle-back spider is a species of Loxosceles. There are 11 species of Loxosceles native to the U.S., and four can be harmful to people. B

Brown Dog Tick Carrier of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

Brown Dog Tick Pest Control The brown dog tick is found throughout the world. This species gets its name for the brown color and the fact that it is usually found on pet dogs. While brown dog ticks do

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