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Ways To Deal With Unwelcome Fall House Guests

Posted: September 21st, 2010 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

How to safely use rat and mouse poison

By Tony Burda, DABAT and Grazina Janeliauskaite, Pharm.D. Student

Along with the cooling of outdoor temperatures and the chill in the wind at this time of year we all like to come inside to a nice, warm, cozy home and have a pleasant beverage or snack. But we are not the only ones who have that very same thought in mind. During the brisk fall season, rodents such as mice and rats, are looking to close up their summer nests, pack their bags and make their way into your home through the narrowest of cracks whether you like it or not…EEEK! Read more »


What’s the Latest Buzz on Bee stings?

Posted: August 31st, 2010 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

By Tony Burda DABAT and Sheri VanOsdol Pharm.D.

The incidence of bee stings tends to rise during the late summer and fall.  Recently, a suburban Chicago greenhouse worker died from a suspected reaction to a bee sting.  This unfortunate incident prompted us to summarize some simple first aid tips in the event that you are stung and how to avoid beestings.  Read more »