What is West Nile Virus

For the last handful of summers we have been hearing about this growing spread of “West Nile Virus”. But exactly what is West Nile Virus and how does one get it, identify it, treat it, and avoid it at all costs? West Nile Virus Facts West Nile virus is an arthropod-borne virus most commonly spread…

Pet Friendly Sevierville

Was surprised to see an article highlighting Sevierville in a Canadian news website. They were boasting on Sevierville having solid options to make a stop along your travels or to stay for awhile. Mostly what they were highlighting is the many pet friendly Sevierville options that are out there. Trails: Of course, the largest draw for…

How to Treat a Mosquito Bite

When it comes to spring and summer mosquito bites are just part of landscape. It isn’t a question of ‘if’ you are going to get bitten, but ‘when’. So having a plan on treating those pesky mosquito bites is good planning. Here are some of the best methods on how to treat a mosquito bite…

Does Eating Bugs Make You Smarter?

You might not have been thinking about this one today, we honestly were not either. But scientists have come out with some studies that have us thinking. Scientists who apparently have little else to do suggest that mankind, in our primitive years benefited cognitively from having to hunt for bugs to eat. Seriously.. Lead author…

Bedbug Travel Tips

Don’t bring home bedbugs from your travels this summer. Protect yourself and family with these four bedbug travel tips. How can you protect yourself & your family from bedbugs while traveling? 1. Know Your Bedbugs: Bedbugs are known as ‘hitchhikers’ which is a common descriptor for them as they can jump on you, your clothes, suitcases,…

How to Prevent Mosquitoes at Home

It is that time of year again, mosquito season is upon us and in full biting force. In East Tennessee you can find some 49 different mosquito species. Many species are relatively harmless, but some of them  do have the ability to transmit diseases. There are roughly 17 species cause the most problems for humans.…