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Is Coronavirus Transmitted by Pests?

There are many questions surrounding the novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), including how it’s spread. It’s important to note that coronavirus is not spread by vector pests.

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West Nile Virus: Symptoms, Treatment and Prevention

West Nile virus (WNV) is a potentially serious illness that is carried from infected birds to humans via mosquitoes, which serve as vectors of the disease.

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Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever: Symptoms, Treatment and Prevention

Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF) is a serious tick-borne illness with a mortality rate of more than 20 percent if not treated early. Here are the symptoms, treatment options and prevention tips.

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Zika Virus: Symptoms, Treatment and Prevention

Zika virus, first identified in 1947 in the Zika forest of Uganda, is a rare mosquito-borne disease that has recently made its way to the U.S.

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Lyme Disease 101

Lyme disease is transmitted through the bite of infected blacklegged ticks. Here's what you need to know about ticks and the disease to stay safe.

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Foodborne Illnesses

Salmonella, Listeria and E. coli are just a few of the many foodborne illnesses pests like rodents, flies, cockroaches, and stored product pests such as beetles and Indian meal moths are capable of spreading.

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Insect Bites & Stings

Biting and stinging insects pose some of the biggest threats to health and safety, sending more than half a million people to the emergency room every year.

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Allergies & Asthma

While we tend to associate allergies and asthma with the outdoors, common household pests are also major triggers, especially in children.

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“Eastern Equine Encephalitis,” “Triple E,” and “EEE” – Three Names, One Deadly Disease.

Although it has dominated recent headlines, Eastern equine encephalitis virus is not new. Severe EEE infections are generally uncommon, but 2019 has seen a sizable increase in reported U.S. cases.

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FAQ: Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE)

Here's everything you need to know about Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) and how to stay safe from mosquitoes.

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Summer Pests

As temperatures warm up, many pests such as ants, mosquitos, termites, spiders, mice and rats reemerge in full force, making pest control crucial to protect your family and property from the dangers associated with pests.

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The House Fly: More Than Just a Household Annoyance

Although house flies are a familiar disturbance, they are also a major carrier of communicable diseases. Learn how to prevent them from entering the home.