Officials: Tickborne illness likely to increase

Tickborne illness has been on a sharp rise in the U.S., and now experts say it’s only likely to increase in the years to come.

Ticks are small arachnids that carry all kinds of pathogens that impact both humans and animals. Most common among these is Lyme disease, but others include, for example, Powassan virus, […]

Study seeks to find out if GMOs actually use more or less pesticides

As opinions continue to swirl in the debate regarding the benefits of genetically modified crops (or GMOs) scientists at Iowa State made a fresh attempt to answer one seemingly simple question: Did the development of those crops lead to more use of pesticides, or less?

To find this answer, the scientists used data from a […]

Help your livestock avoid louse infestation this winter

Louse eggs glued to hairs (Credit: Lee Townsend, UK)

In the midst of these cold weather months, it is easy to forget that pests never rest. Especially now with animals coming in closer contact for warmth, the threat of parasite transfer is increased. The University of Kentucky explains why routine checks and establishing a […]

Science: Food should be a no fly zone

Flies are less apparent in the winter months but when they make an appearance around your food or drinks, the annoyance and disgust that follows never fails. But, exactly how dangerous are they? Once a fly lands on your sandwich or pop can should you consider it contaminated and throw in out?

One article discusses […]

Buzzkill: new studies link pesticide to bee population decline

Spring is in the air and with it typically comes the sound of buzzing bees floating through the air. Over the past few years, however, the usual buzz many are accustomed to has not been as prevalent as scientists continue to study a variety of factors, ranging from climate change to viruses to loss of […]

Pets in gardens: just say no

[ SPANISH ] There is a lot to learn about how to keep your pet happy and healthy during the spring months. Not only is there a rise in seasonal allergies from pollens, insects and more for your animals, even if they are indoor pets, but there are also many potential hazards to be aware […]