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Nick Barker
Do I need pest control for mosquitoes in the UK?

Do I need pest control for mosquitoes in the UK?

The short answer to this is, yes. You absolutely do need protection for mosquitos even here in the UK! It’s a surprisingly common myth that mosquitoes cannot survive and do not bite in the UK. This is completely untrue.  Believe it or not, there are more than 3,500 species of mosquito now known to us, with new varieties regularly being discovered. Of these 3,500 types of mosquito, 34 of these are actually completely native to the UK. That being said, though several of these native species are capable of transmitting pathogens, cases of serious bloodbourne diseases such as malaria, dengue...

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Nick Barker
Top healthcare tips for heading to a new city this summer!

Top healthcare tips for heading to a new city this summer!

Summertime is here and with the recent heatwave in the U.K, holiday spirits have been lifted, and those who have a holiday booked are packing their essentials However, when chasing the sun in an exciting new city abroad, you must remember to keep these health tips in mind.  Disease Control and Prevention If you’re visiting a high-risk area, such as Brazil, visiting your local GP four to six weeks before travelling is imperative. You need to consult with your local GP and make sure all vaccinations are up to date for the country you are visiting and ensure that you...

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Nick Barker
Your risk of Lyme Disease is higher than ever

Your risk of Lyme Disease is higher than ever

If you’re spending time outdoors in sunnier climes during their warmer months, there’s unfortunately an ever increasing risk that you’ll be infected with a disease spread by insects or ticks. That’s the major finding of a recent report by researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. When they looked at the number of illnesses spread by mosquitoes, ticks, and fleas between 2004 and 2016, they found that cases had more than tripled.   Out of the 642,000 total cases of mosquito, tick, and flea-borne illnesses tracked in the 13-year study period, 77 percent were from ticks. And of...

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The Eye Team
What to pack for your holiday to… Barbados!

What to pack for your holiday to… Barbados!

Are you heading on holiday to Barbados this 2019? It wouldn’t be rare, as the tropical paradise is a favourite with tourists all year round as they escape to sunnier climes. For those travelling to this country, there is just so much to do and so many treasures to uncover. Whether you spend days just soaking up the sun on delightful beaches, take to the seas and enjoy a spot of sailing, or simply unwind whilst enjoying the rich culture and local cuisine, it’s clear to see why this travelling hotspot is so popular with tourists. However, there is one...

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