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How to Avoid Mosquito Bites When Traveling, Part 2

To continue our tips on “How to Avoid Mosquito Bites When Traveling,” below are some more of the most recommended ways to keep you safe from bothersome bites on your trip. Avoid Certain Times of Day Mosquitoes are most active at dusk and dawn. These times of the day are often cooler and less windy,…

How to Avoid Mosquito Bites When Traveling, Part 1

When you are headed for nice weather and that much-needed vacation, the last thing you want is for your holiday to be spoiled by mosquitoes. In addition to the annoyance of itchy bites, mosquitoes are capable of spreading dangerous diseases such as malaria, dengue fever, and the Zika virus. Some of the ways to avoid…

Part 2: Predators That Eat Mosquitoes

It’s not clear how many birds there are that eat mosquitoes. It’s been said that purple martins can eat thousands of mosquitoes a day. Some of the birds that are known for eating mosquitoes are migratory swallows, songbirds, and waterfowl. However, the following species eat both the larvae and the adult mosquitoes: Purple Martins Red-Eyed…

Part 1: Predators That Eat Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes prefer stagnant conditions for their breeding grounds. Fresh water that moves does not tend to attract them as the place to lay their larvae. However, the following fish predators all eat mosquito larvae: goldfish, mosquito fish, minnows, koi, and guppies. It’s always helpful to know which predators are beneficial to eating the mosquitoes in…

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…

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