Vespa Mandarinia, a species of hornet dubbed as murder hornets, was first discovered in Washington by a beekeeper and has alarmed agricultural scientists. First, the coronavirus, now ‘murder hornets’? But, is it something that we really need to worry about? Let's first try and understand more about ants, hornets, and wasps. Every year, mosquitoes are responsible for millions of yearly deaths worldwide from malaria, dengue fever, and other diseases, according to the World Health Organization. … [Read more...] about Do we really need to worry about ‘Murder Hornets’?
With summer on the way, it’s time to get our and enjoy the outdoors. In addition to being exposed to the hot and steamy North Texas summer, you’ll also be exposed to mosquitoes and therefore mosquito bites. Mosquito bites are not only itchy but can also be a vector for a number of serious illnesses. A few of mosquito-borne illnesses you’ve surely been hearing in the media lately include Zika, West Nile, Eastern Equine Encephalitis, and St. Louis Encephalitis. These viruses are … [Read more...] about Preventing Zika, West Nile Virus and Other Mosquito-Borne Diseases