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Protect Yourself From Zika & Other Mosquito-Borne Illnesses

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Mosquitoes are tiny flies who feed on the blood of many species. The amount they drink is nominal and does not affect the victim, but their saliva can cause irritation, itching and rashes. But what makes the mosquito such a concern is not the rash they cause but the fact that they play a huge role in spreading harmful diseases. This makes them the deadliest animal in the world but here are several ways to avoid their bite.

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Getting an Early Start on Spring

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As soon as the first morning frost appears and the first snowflakes start to pile up, many begin looking forward to spring. Images of green leaves, red and orange blossoms, fresh vegetables and herbs help keep the cold winter days manageable as you wait for the ground to thaw so you can start planting. Here’s what you should know:

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Winter tree trimming: why the season of white is a great time to think green

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Is your winter tree maintenance limited to trimming the Christmas tree? If so, you’re missing out on one of the season’s most important home projects. Many homeowners pay little attention to their trees and bushes once colder weather arrives, but seasonal maintenance done during these months can be incredibly beneficial, not only for the plant but for you as well.

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Holiday Safety Tips

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Holiday lights and decorations are the symbols of the season. More than 86% of Americans decorate their homes for holiday celebrations. (2013 Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) Survey.) Decorations are beautiful and fun but it is important to be careful and follow these holiday safety tips so that you can enjoy the holidays with your family and not have to worry about anything else!

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Have it made in the shade in your backyard this summer

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In the midst of the winter we love to think of the summer as this idyllic time when we live barefoot under the sky and everything is perfect and beautiful. Then when the summertime comes, we find ourselves complaining about too much sun, being too hot or bugs – and stay inside in the cool AC to avoid them. The good news is you can create a cool, shady and even bug-free spot for yourself, no matter the size of your outdoor space or your wallet.

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Protect Yourself from Biting Insects

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While most people think of mosquitoes as just annoying pests, they can do a lot more than just leave an itchy bite! Biting insects, including mosquitoes, can carry many diseases and cause thousands to get sick and possibly die each year. It is important to know how to protect yourself and what you are protecting yourself from to stay safe!

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