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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 […]

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 […]