Tag: mosquito

Planning the Perfect Backyard Bash

Warm summer weather throws open the doors of possibility for entertaining. You might be limited in the number of guests you can squeeze into your living room.  A large backyard affords you the option of a great big guest list. The outdoors provides space for children to run and play while adults unwind.  Flower beds and fire pits add instant ambience.  An outside party does require some special planning. Here are a few suggestions for the perfect backyard event: 1. Plan seating – Make sure you have enough places for all of your guests to relax.  If you are short on… Read more »

World’s Deadliest Animal

What would you guess is the deadliest animal in the world?  Some that come to mind include shark, lion, or even snakes.  The truth is the deadliest animal to humans is actually one of the smallest, the mosquito!   They carry devastating diseases. The worst is malaria, which kills more than 600,000 people every year; another 200 million cases incapacitate people for days at a time. It threatens half of the world’s population and causes billions of dollars in lost productivity annually. Other mosquito-borne diseases include dengue fever, yellow fever, and encephalitis. Minnesota mosquitoes today can carry 6 different diseases…. Read more »