Pesticides, People & Poison Prevention

Julie Weber Trending Topics

Summer is the perfect time to enjoy the outdoors. Whether it is outside on your patio or hiking on the trail, many of us use pesticides to stop bugs in their tracks. Insects are more active in the summer and often make their way inside the house, too. Before grabbing the bug bomb, read these helpful tips to keep you and your family safe. Do you know what your teen is watching online? If it includes viral videos and challenges, there are some risks involved. Find out more about current teen trends and how to keep them safe.

Read More

Tick Bites on the Uptick

Twistadmin Trending Topics

QUICK FACTS Tick bites are on the rise in Missouri. The best way to protect you and your family from tick-borne disease is knowledge and prevention. To remove a tick, use a thin-tipped tweezers – smothering or burning the tick is NOT recommended. The Missouri Department of Health and Senior …

Read More

Insect Bites

Twistadmin Is This A Poison

Calls to the poison center regarding insect bites are a common occurrence and rarely result in harmful symptoms. Most often we are called about red bumps that vary in size and appearance. Our first concern is to avoid an infection. Any time there is a break in the skin, even the small puncture that an insect leaves, there is a chance for an infection to occur.

Read More

Tips to avoid mosquito bites

Twistadmin Trending Topics

Tips to avoid mosquito bites: The best way to avoid becoming infected with the Zika virus is to prevent mosquito bites. An easy concept in theory, but what seems an impossible task during the summer months. Following these tips will help minimize the chance of being bitten, especially for those …

Read More

Handle With Care: Pesticides May Be Toxic

Twistadmin Trending Topics

Yard work and gardening can be a great way to enjoy the outdoors, get physical activity, beautify your land, and grow nutritious fruits and vegetables. Sometimes you need to purchase and apply pesticides to control weeds and insects that threaten the health of your yard, garden, or home. Pesticides can …

Read More

Repel the Pests . . . Don’t Poison Your People

Twistadmin Trending Topics

Summertime and warm weather invite stinging, biting ,and buzzing insects to come back to life.  Store shelves are stocked with bug repellents of all sorts: sprays, solids, lotions, and even products that smoke when burned.  We’re all shopping for the best product to protect against both mosquitoes and ticks. No …

Read More

Be Careful with PESTICIDES

Twistadmin Trending Topics

Don’t be caught off-guard. Read the instructions! We know that the moles are ravaging your yard and the itty bitty mites are ruthless to your gorgeous crops, trees and flowers, but please be careful when you’re waging your full-scale attack on these critters. Pesticides are chemicals used to destroy, prevent, …

Read More