Thanks for the latest update. We are all staying p…

Thanks for the latest update. We are all staying positive. I am going to read some more on Bill 128. BAD RAP Blog

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Latest Tick News

'Lone Star' tick wreaking havoc on area pets A tick that originated in Texas is now wreaking havoc on New England pets, animal advocates say. And veterinarians are warning area pet owners to watch closely for the "Lone Star" tick, … Continue reading

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Latest Flea Larvae News

Hidden housemates: big fleas, and their little fleas The cat flea adults are blood-sucking, so they stay on the dog or a cat (or even us!). Their immature eggs drop on the ground where they develop into larvae. These larvae … Continue reading

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Latest Flea Pupae News

Don't Panic, It's Organic: Controlling mosquitoes Most oils — as well as any natural food coloring or natural soap — will disperse into a thin layer on the surface of the water, which will cause the larvae or pupae to … Continue reading

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Latest Flea Larvae News

Scratch fleas Suck it up: Vacuum frequently — daily to every third day — to remove flea eggs, larvae and their food. Vacuum thoroughly where pets hang out and sleep, as well as along walls and under furniture, cushions, beds … Continue reading

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Latest Flea Pupae News

Study: Bubonic Plague Predated Middle Ages Pandemic Today, even infected fleas can transmit the disease to humans. “The plague in the Bronze Age is missing the gene that makes it able to survive inside the flea," said Rasmussen. "So what … Continue reading

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Latest Mite News

Frank Bures: The dirt on house mites My mission in this space is to illuminate the world of HDM as we fit into it, and not how we can deal with problems they “mite” cause. HDM are medically significant because … Continue reading

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Latest Flea Pupae News

Taking a bite out of this year's flea epidemic These pupae respond to vibration, so it is good to vacuum when trying to control fleas. Vacuuming removes fleas and the vibration from the vacuuming brings the fleas out of the … Continue reading

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Latest Tick News

David Landau, a Journalist Who Knew What Made Israel Tick He was a shrewd guide to the inner politics of the country, able to explain not just who was up and who was down, but what made this small, cramped … Continue reading

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Latest Dog News

Friendships cross breeds and species at Puyallup dog shows He's among the more than 2,000 dogs being shown this weekend at the Washington State Fairgrounds in Puyallup as part of the Western Washington Cluster, which runs through Monday. It's hosted … Continue reading

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