News Archive


  • 05/09/16
    Zika is a virus first discovered in 1947 and named after the Zika forest in Uganda. The first human cases of Zika were detected in 1952, but until last year there had been only isolated outbreaks occurring mainly in tropical locales... (read more)
  • 05/02/16
    The Zika virus protection starts with the individual. It’s important for people to use insect repellent and eliminate even small amounts of standing water... (read more)
  • 04/27/16
    Bed bugs are a terrible pest to have in your home. Not only are they nasty little bugs but they are very hard to get rid of. However, if you do get bed bugs, although they are very hard to get rid of, there are ways to do so. Here are a few things you can do to get rid of these pesky critters in your home... (read more)
  • 04/6/16
    The CDC updated a report last week illustrating on U.S. maps that the two mosquitoes with the potential to transmit the Zika virus, as well as other viruses such as dengue and chikungunya, could inhabit areas this summer that include parts of all but ten states in the United States... (read more)
  • 04/1/16
    The White House convened a summit at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Friday about how to fight the Zika virus, urging state, local and national officials to act now to prevent and control the disease... (read more)
  • 03/21/16
    The Jefferson County Department of Health confirms that bedbugs were found at a hotel in Homewood last week. The bugs were found in a room at Residence Inn at 50 State Farm Parkway... (read more)
  • 03/16/16
    A not-so-surprising new study finds that people don't like rats. But what may be truly surprising is that rats—more than crime or other signs of urban decay—may make people depressed... (read more)
  • 03/01/16
    Imagine driving down the highway and suddenly everything stops, from your power steering to your brakes. There's now growing concern that scary scenario could play out in thousands of cars, all because of a component that could be under the hood... (read more)