What Are Springtails?

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Springtails are very small nuisance pests. Adults only grow to be about 1/32 to 1/8th of an inch in length; they are soft bodied, wingless, and have very poor vision. Springtails are beneficial to the environment because they are natural recyclers; they feed on things including decaying vegetation, fungi, bacteria, and insect feces. As they feed they release important nutrients back into the soil helping to keep it healthy. Continue

Everything You Need To Know About Chiggers

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Have chiggers taken over your yard and you don't like to go outside? Don't worry, here's everything you need to know about chiggers--and most importantly--how to get rid of them. Continue

Bitten: Zika Virus 101

The world has had its fair share of virus outbreaks in the past few years: first Ebola and now Zika. But not many people are familiar with the Zika virus. So what is it and what steps can you take to protect yourself? Continue

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