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Many of us agree that mosquitoes are among the worst things in the world, but they're about to get even worse. Asian tiger mosquitoes are invading New Jersey, and they're more active and aggressive than the mosquitoes you're used to, according to the Daily Mail U.K. We know what to expect from everyday mosquitoes. Although they are annoying, even infuriating, they generally wait until sunset to come out and bite you up. That's not the case with Asian tiger mosquitoes. These jerks stay hungry all day, and will descend upon you...

The West Nile virus is back, and it has been affecting hundreds of people and pets all over the country this summer, especially in Texas, according to KETK. West Nile virus is not as likely to infect our dogs and cats, but KETK's local vet expert Sharon Phillips reported, "The ones that are most susceptible to it are larger animals. Horses are specifically susceptible along with birds." Still, owners should take all preventative measures. "In dogs and cats, it's only about mosquito control, so it's the same thing as with...

Photo: jurek d./Flickr Ok, so there's a long list of doomsday situations brewing due to global warming, but did you know your pets are at a greater risk of catching an infectious disease due to milder temperatures? As the mercury rises, more and more infectious diseases are spreading via ticks, fleas, and mosquitoes. With winters becoming more mild, pest populations are increasing, turning into a major nuisance, to say the least. New Scientist reports that, "the European dog tick is transmitting a malaria-like disease, canine babesiosis, into countries where it was once rare including Belgium, Germany, Poland and the Netherlands. Meanwhile, lxodes ticks are living at greater...