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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…

Water Is Necessary for Mosquito Eggs to Hatch

In addition to being born underwater and laying their eggs on the surface of water, mosquitos escape their predators by staying safe on our walls and ceilings. With their special foot pads, mosquitos are easily able to stick to both vertical and upside-down surfaces. The more rain in an area, the more mosquitos can be…

Several Things to Know About Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes outnumber humans on our planet. It’s said there are more than 100 trillion mosquitoes from several thousand different species living on Earth. And the blood that mosquitoes suck from us creates even more mosquitoes. The females bite and the blood they get provides the protein that mosquito eggs need to develop. Mosquitoes are attracted…

Do Deer Spread Tick Diseases?

The black-legged tick, also known as a deer tick, does not always cause Lyme disease. In fact, the odds of getting Lyme disease from an individual deer tick bite are quite low. It’s been reported that even in tick-ridden areas, less than five percent of bites result in an infection. In addition, you will not…

When Are Ticks Most Active?

Ticks, which are as tiny as a sesame seed, can be active any time the temperature is above freezing. They are most active from March to the middle of May, and from the middle of August to November. Both baby ticks and adult ticks can transmit Lyme disease. As winters are getting warmer because of…

What Is the Lifespan of a Mosquito?

Some adult mosquitoes live for just a few days while others have a lifespan that extends to several months. Depending on the species, some mosquitoes only live in the summer while their eggs survive winter and hatch in the spring. Thus far, mosquitoes have survived many threats throughout their histories, including being eaten by predators…

How to Identify Ticks

There are hundreds of species of ticks, which are small brown or black insects in the same class as spiders and other 8-legged pests. Most of this species are hardly bigger than a pin head or a poppy seed, and they feed entirely on blood to grow. They latch on to animals like deer, mice,…

Do Ticks Have a Natural Predator?

Birds host ticks in the immature stages of larvae and nymphs. They attach near a bird’s eyes, ears, and foreheads—places where they can’t be reached by a beak. Ticks have been found on the faces of birds and in their feathers. The tick parasite sucks blood out of the bird just as it does on…

Natural Pest Control for Your Property

There are hundreds of species of ticks, which are small brown or black insects in the same class as spiders and other 8-legged pests. Most of this species are hardly bigger than a pinhead or a poppy seed, and they feed entirely on blood to grow. They latch on to animals like deer, mice, rats,…

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