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Need a Great Business Insurance Overview?

Warm Up Shouldn't Mean Overheat

Avoid Summer Workplace Vampires

Can They Hear You Now?

Looking for Selective Help or Insurance Info? There's an App for That!

About Cyber Risks: One Hand Must Talk to the Other

Tornadoes: They Don't Get Names, but Still Wreak Havoc

Get Ready for 2014 Hurricane Season

 




According to the experts at the American Mosquito Control Association, mosquitoes are more than just a buzzing, biting nuisance. Did you know:

Mosquitoes are known to have existed 400 million years ago, in the Triassic Period. They are known to have existed in North America 100 million years ago, during the Cretaceous Period.
When the average mosquito feeds, it takes in about 5-millionths of a liter of blood.
Mosquitoes can zoom at speeds of 1.5 miles per hour.
Salt marsh mosquitoes have been known to travel 40 miles in search of a meal.
Mosquitoes use sight and scent to locate prey. They are attracted to the scents of carbon dioxide and lactic acid produced by mammals. This means that the larger the mammal, the greater its attraction.
Some mosquitoes find smelly feet and Limburger cheese appetizing.
Some mosquitoes are more readily attracted to darker colors (and clothing) than to lighter colors.
Mosquitoes are attracted to moving bodies. If you fidget, expect more bites.
Like vampires, mosquitoes love a full moon: One study showed a 500% increase in mosquito activity during a full moon.

 
 
 
Need a Great Business Insurance Overview?
Although insurance is important, it is only one among the multitude of issues every business owner must juggle in the quest to build a successful enterprise. The rhyme and reason of "Why business insurance?" may sometimes get lost in the plethora of everyday decisions.
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Hiring Youths During School Breaks?

Warm Up Shouldn't Mean Overheat
Warmer weather brings an end to the dangers of snow, ice, and sleet, but also heralds the season of heat stroke. Don’t let employees working in the glowing sun of summer become a journey into the hospital or worse. Here are a few heat stroke prevention tips...
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Avoid Summer Workplace Vampires
Summer is upon us and that means mosquitoes. While your workplace and job requirements obviously must be a priority, to the extent you can, create a safer outdoor work environment by following as many of the following tips as possible:
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Can They Hear You Now?

Can They Hear You Now?
Are any of your employees among the estimated 10 million Americans who lose some of their hearing each year due to exposure to loud noises? According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), hearing loss caused by loud noise is a common occupational disease...
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Looking for Selective Help or Insurance Info? There's an App for That!
Love your mobile device? Wish you could easily connect with us to: Review your Selective account?, View policy information?, Pay your insurance bill?, Report a claim?, Get claim tips?...
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About Cyber Risks: One Hand Must Talk to the Other
How else to interpret the results of a recent major survey conducted among Fortune 1000 retailers? On the one hand, the retailers: Reported exposure to privacy/loss of confidential data: 74%. Reported exposure to loss of reputation: 66%...
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Tornadoes: They Don't Get Names, but Still Wreak Havoc
Hurricane season’s approach often generates lots of media attention on past disasters and predictions for the upcoming season. Even the names to be assigned generate headlines and analysis.
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Get Ready for 2014 Hurricane Season
Winter may have its groundhog and farmers their almanac, but when it comes to hurricane season predictions, millions turn to Colorado State University’s Philip Klotzbach and William Gray. For many years, the two have been researching the behaviors and origins of hurricanes...
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