Author: Tracy Middleton

HANTAVIRUS – Part 4

HANTAAVIRUS conclusion 1. Workers in potentially high-risk settings (e.g., abundant deer mouse populations) should be informed about the symptoms of HPS and be provided detailed guidance on prevention measures. 2. Workers who develop a febrile or respiratory illness within 45 days of the last potential exposure should immediately seek medical attention and inform the attending…

HANTAVIRUS – Part 3

HEPAVIRUS continued HEPA filter respirators are required when working in potentially affected areas. Standard face respirators used to protect against organic vapors, dusts, and other pesticide particles are not sufficient protection against the hantavirus. For standard house mouse (M. musculus!domesticus) control programs (inspecting and handling multiple catch mouse traps, exterior bait stations, routine inspections, etc.) in…

HANTAVIRUS – Part 1

What is Hantaviruse? Hantaviruses are enzootic viruses that maintain persistent infections in their rodent hosts without apparent disease symptoms. The spillover of these viruses to humans can lead to one of two serious i.llnesses: hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS) and hemor­rhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS) (Jonsson et al. 2010). Viruses in the genus Bunyaviridaeare the…

Moth Problems

What to Do When You Have a Moth Problem Many people have dealt with the nuisances that are known as moths. Moths are a pain to deal with, and tend to be destructive creatures. However, there are steps you can take when you discover a moth problem. Here what to do in order to reclaim…

Get Rid of Pests in the Pantry

How to Determine if You Have Pests In your Home.

One of the most common type of home pests is the The Indian Meal Moth.  It is commonly found in the pantrys and floors of your home. They can grow up to 2/3 of an inch long.  The wings are approximately 3/8 inch long.

 

Pantry pests can come in dry dog food, dried birdseed, dried herbs and nuts, and more.  look under cabinets.  If you think they may be in food, look for webbing strands and larvae..  Food will look clumped.  The moths usually don’t eat and only survive about a week. However, a female can deposit 200 eggs in the crack and nooks of your home.

 

Where to Store Food To Keep Out Pests

Food must be stored in tight plastic containers, but do NOT use baggies or cardboard boxes.  Organic foods tend to attract them, so try not to buy these types of foods in bulk. If you do buy in bulk, consider where and how the food is stored.  Discarded any old foods.