The Deadliest Mosquito Viruses

Floridians have to be on the lookout for a variety of pests, especially mosquitoes. These insects can not only leave people with itchy bites but also transmit diseases through them. Below, we'll give a quick overview of five common diseases. Malaria Malaria is a blood disease caused by the transmission of parasites in the mosquito. Thanks to modern medicine, it has declined in the U.S. but remains a threat in South America, Africa, and Southeast Asia. Make no mistake: mosquitoes carrying malaria are still alive and breeding in this country. If you're infected, you might experience fever, cold sweats, vomiting, and...
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Top Places Mosquitoes Breed

Homeowners often struggle with mosquito problems in South Florida because of the area's stagnant swamps and humid heat. Homeowners with properties that have poor drainage are particularly exposed to mosquito problems. Most mosquitoes that are found near South Florida are harmless, but an increasing number of mosquitoes carry diseases that can infect people who get bitten by them. Homeowners should, therefore, take steps to permanently reduce mosquito populations and prevent mosquitoes from coming back. Mosquito Breeding Grounds Problems with mosquitoes originate when these pests manage to find places where they can lay their eggs on or near a homeowner's property. In...
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Are Mosquitoes Attracted to Particular Blood Types?

Mosquitoes are some of Mother Nature’s biggest annoyances. They also put people and pets at risk of contracting dangerous viruses. If you’re like most property owners who habitually feel plagued by buzzing clouds of vermin, you’ve probably wondered why some of your friends never seem to have problems with bites. Here’s the definitive answer on how your blood type might play a role in whether you look like a tasty meal. Scientific Evidence Concerning Blood Types and Mosquito Bites Your blood type isn't the only thing that decides whether you'll get bit. Although it’s a well-established fact that mosquitoes prefer certain...
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Coming This Summer to Florida: Zika

The population of mosquitoes in Florida is somewhat concerning to public health officials. In fact, many public health agencies are keeping a watchful eye on Florida and its mosquitoes for one reason: the Zika virus. This virus has already infection over 5100 people in the United States, and that number may only rise as summer nears. Florida seems to be ground zero for Zika transmission right now. While most Americans who have been infected with Zika got it from traveling overseas, most of the cases acquired on US soil occurred in Florida. This has government officials in Florida concerned, and the...
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Protect your Memorial Day BBQ with QuickNix Treatments

There's a lot to love about living in south Florida, but the annual influx of mosquitoes is a major exception. The moist, warm climate of this part of the country is their ideal habitat, and it wreaks havoc on outdoor gatherings. If you would like to enjoy Memorial Day barbecues and other outdoor gatherings without being eaten alive, MosquitoNix has you covered. Our proprietary QuickNix treatments reduce mosquito populations by more than 90 percent, so you can spend your summer making memories--not scratching mosquito bites. Combating Mosquitoes in South Florida The weather in South Florida is warm all year. When summer...
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