It’s Official: the Zika Virus is Here

It’s official: the Zika Virus has come to Tampa. There are currently 636 cases statewide; cases which started right here in the Tampa metro area. It’s gotten so bad that Florida theme parks are handing out free mosquito repellent. Officials are now patrolling area neighborhoods in search of standing water. And of course, you know from past posts right here on our blog that dirty gutters are a big culprit when it comes to the creation of standing water. We get those torrential rainstorms, and the resulting water gets..

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Will a “Grey Hurricane” Strike Tampa in the Near Future?

Here on the Rain Control Aluminum blog we’ve talked about hurricanes a great deal. So when The Weather Channel mentioned the possibility that a so-called “grey” hurricane could strike in the future the article immediately piqued our interest. What is a “Grey” Hurricane? It’s a funny term for a kind of super hurricane. It’s called a “grey” hurricane as a reference to the “grey swan” theory–the idea that the world can hold extreme outliers which deliver a massive impact. In other words, sooner or later there’s going to be a storm which is..

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Four Natural Herbs Which Repel Mosquitos

Summer is the season for mosquitoes, and here in Florida, they can get to be a real nuisance. Warm weather with a lot of rain is guaranteed to get their populations exploding. Not only are they bothersome, but they can be carriers for disease. Ever heard of malaria? They’re carriers for the protozoans that cause it, and to this day, they remain a public health concern for the Florida Department of Health. Admittedly, advances in health care and medicine have greatly reduced the number of fatalities due to malaria, but prevention is still the best..

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