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.

Electrical Grid Down For 2 – 4 Weeks (Level 2 Preparedness)

My hypothetical for level 2 preparedness is being prepared for 1 month of disruption. Previously I discussed Water & Food and Water Storage & Availability. This time lets think about electrici

10 Home Remedies For Emergency Toothache Relief

Knowing home remedies for various ailments (toothache relief) is good preparedness. How many of you have had a toothache at one time in your life? Probably nearly everyone! It hurts! Toothache / nerve

Bleach – Water Ratio For Drinking Water Purification

If your water source is uncertain, you should treat it first before drinking it. One way to treat water for drinking is to add a small amount of Regular Bleach (chlorine). Here’s how much regular bl

What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2018-9-15)

  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

Health Benefits Of Vitamin C – Fruits & Vegetables High In Vitamin C

Vitamin C is THE most popular vitamin supplement. And there are good reasons (health benefits!) Your body is not able to make vitamin C on its own. It doesn’t store vitamin C. Therefore it’s impor

Personal Protective Actions You Can Take in a Flu Pandemic

Every fall and winter the United States experiences epidemics of seasonal influenza (flu). Sometimes a flu pandemic occurs due to a new flu virus that spreads and causes illnesses around the world. We

The Power of Preparedness: Prepare Your Health

The devastating hurricanes of 2017 reminded us how important it is to prepare for disasters. These potentially life-threatening situations have real impacts on personal and public health. During Hurri

Kentucky Takes a Novel Approach to Fight the Opioid Crisis

The opioid overdose epidemic is a public health emergency. The state of Kentucky has the third highest rate of drug overdose in the country. The FindHelpNowKY.org website bridges a gap between Kentuck

Arizona’s ERIC Program Works to Improve Access to Emergency Information

Vicki Bond is not surprised at how hot, but at how cold the temperatures can get out on a wildfire. “I’ve worked on responses to more wildfires in freezing temperatures than in extreme heat,” sh

Preventing Prescription Opioid Overdoses in New York State

Like many states, New York is suffering from the consequences of the opioid overdose epidemic. There has been a dramatic increase in the number of overdoses due to both prescription and illicit drug u

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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