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Practice Mosquito Control to Protect Your Pets

Mosquitoes bite dogs, cats, and horses as much as they bite humans. Dogs can get West Nile disease and heartworms from mosquitoes, which are both serious and sometimes fatal diseases. While heartworm medications are good preventive measures to take for dogs, it’s also best to make an effort to avoid exposing your dog to mosquitoes…

Tips to Create a Tick-Safe Backyard

Ticks latch on to living things in order to get the blood they want for their food, but in the process of sucking blood, they can transmit Lyme disease. The symptoms of Lyme disease are unpleasant and serious, so you want to prevent ticks from coming into your backyard as much as possible. It’s also…

What Time of Day Are Mosquitos Most Active?

Dusk, that time in the evening after sunset and just before night, is when many species of mosquitos are most active. Others are more active during the day. With more than 150 kinds of mosquitos in the country, it’s not entirely possible to declare the exact timing of their habits. However, for most species of…

When Is Mosquito Season?

Mosquitos need temperatures above 50°F to be comfortable; they thrive in hot weather. As temperatures rise in the summer, the mosquito population is at its peak. Because they are cold-blooded pests, they hibernate in the winter. That’s when the adult females of some species find holes to hide in until the weather gets warmer. Other…

Take the Itch Out of Mosquito Bites

If your skin becomes inflamed and itches after a mosquito bite, it’s best not to scratch it because scratching causes the skin to become even more inflamed. There are a number of things you can do after you’ve been bitten by a mosquito. Some of the most common home remedies that lead to quick relief…

The Spreading of Ticks

The tick population is growing exponentially in fields, woods, and yards around the country. There are a number of opinions on what is contributing to this outburst of ticks, but no one thing is the culprit in what continues to be a health hazard to our families and pets. Some of the speculations on the…

Keep Your Lawn and Pets Safe from Mosquitos

Keeping the curb appeal of your property is an important part of being a homeowner, especially if you are planning to put your home on the market. As you work on your lawn and garden, you want to make sure that the herbicides, mulches, and fertilizers you use are safe for the family pets. Working…

How to Control Mosquitos Outside Your Home

Summer is the time for outdoor activities and the expectation of fun. That’s why you don’t want your barbeques and Frisbee games to be bombed by a yard full of mosquitoes. The following are some of the most effective things you can do to reduce mosquitoes in your yard while making time outdoors more enjoyable:…

Why Do Mosquitos Buzz?

Female mosquitos make a higher pitched sound than males. In fact, most of us never hear the male mosquito’s buzzing because it doesn’t come as close to us as the females. Female mosquitos are also larger than the males, and so their wings beat more slowly. The wing-beat speed of one of the mosquito breeds…

Be Proactive in Preventing Tick Bites

It pays to stay safe from tick bites. Because there is no vaccine, you need to be proactive about staying safe from ticks. However, if you do find a tick in your skin, be sure it gets sent to a lab for analysis. Some of the best ways to stay safe from tick bites are…

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