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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,…

Plants as Natural Mosquito Repellants

If you dread summer because of mosquitos it might be a good time to get your gardening game on. Certain kinds of flowers and plants are natural mosquito repellents, so they beautify your property at the same time they tamp down the mosquito population. Enjoy the outdoors as you deter these blood-sucking pests with plants…

How Long Do Mosquito Eggs Last?

Mosquito eggs hatch in water and then go through several stages before becoming adults. Eggs become larvae; larvae become pupae; and pupae become adults. It is astounding how long mosquito eggs can last. They usually hatch in one to three days, depending on the temperature. However, eggs undisturbed on top of damp soil can last…

Plants That Naturally Keep Mosquitoes Away

People are always looking for ways to keep mosquitoes away from them. Besides just being a nuisance and causing itchy bites on your skin, mosquitoes can also transmit dangerous diseases such as malaria, Zika, and West Nile virus. You can use repellents, but these often have harsh chemicals that themselves can be the source of…

Climate Change’s Effect on Insect-Borne Illnesses

The spread of infectious disease through bugs and pests can be largely attributed to two specific types: ticks and mosquitoes. The prevalence of disease-ridden pests is largely dependent on the climate of the area, meaning changes in the climate can affect the chances of being infected by these pests. Here is a breakdown of which…

The Effects of Pesticides on Our Health

The Effects of Pesticides on Our Health The purpose of pesticides is to kill pests and insects that threaten the livelihood of farmers and the quality of their crops. However, pesticides do not discriminate against species and have harmful and even deadly effects on humans as well. The World Health Organization estimates that there are…

Have You Heard of Powassan?

Have You Heard of Powassan? Ticks have gotten one of the worst reputations among pests and bugs, and for a good reason; everyone knows the dangers of Lyme disease and knows that certain kinds of ticks are the cause of it. But there are other diseases carried by the same type of deer tick that…

Go Green: All Natural Pest Control Options

Go Green: All Natural Pest Control Options When it comes to pest control, there are a number of options on the market that offer you solutions to your pest problem. However, a large percentage of these options give you a toxic pesticide that can be harmful not just to the bugs they are intended to…

What Human Scents Attract Mosquitos?

What Human Scents Attract Mosquitos? Have you ever been outside with a friend or group of people and feel like you’re the only one getting swarmed by mosquitoes while others seem to get ignored? If you seem to be the victim of dozens of mosquito bites every time you step outside, you may wonder why…

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