Is Zika Still a Threat in the US?

Over the course of history, mosquitoes have helped spread a number of devastating diseases. Even today, these blood-sucking insects remain a worldwide problem. Here are some important facts you need to know about the Zika virus. What is Zika? Zika is a mosquito-borne virus that’s triggered a lot of fear. During the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Brazil, it took center stage. Athletes from around the globe were worried about being exposed to Zika. One of the biggest problems with the Zika virus is its lack of warning signs. Common symptoms, such as fevers and headaches, can easily be mistaken for...
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Mosquito Repellent Myths

With the threat of mosquito-borne viruses like Zika, West Nile and encephalitis in the news, the subject of mosquito repellents is being discussed a lot, but you shouldn't believe everything that you hear. After all, whenever a topic gets people talking, it's a safe bet that at least a few myths are coloring the conversation. What are some common mosquito repellent myths? Read below to find out: The only effective mosquito repellents are the ones that contain DEET. DEET is great at warding off a host of biting insects, and it is on the Centers for Disease Control's list of recommended...
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Tips for Choosing the Right Mosquito Repellent for Your Family

Mosquitoes can ruin a fun outdoor get-together real fast. No one can have a good time when they're being swarmed by starving little vampires. But you can't let a bunch of tiny insects tell you what you can and can't do. The presence of mosquitoes should never determine how you schedule your outdoor activities. The buggers either play by your rules or face the consequences. Enjoy the Outdoors with the Right Mosquito Repellent The most common solution for dissuading mosquitoes from "befriending" you is to use mosquito repellent. That sounds easy enough, right? It isn't. There's a vast array of mosquito...
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Common Mosquito Areas in South Florida

You don't have to go very far in South Florida to run into mosquitoes. These insects thrive in the Sunshine State, breeding and flying happily in the heat and the humidity. They're found in residential yards, business landscapes, recreational parks and other places throughout Florida. Mosquitoes lay eggs in water, so you can find these insects around ponds, lakes and streams. However, they're also found in common places in your own backyard. 5 Common Mosquito Areas Garden Ponds Backyard water features such as waterfalls and garden ponds attract mosquitoes by the hundreds. The females use these features for laying their eggs...
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Where Do Mosquitoes Go in the Winter?

The presence of mosquitoes in any residential area is cause for concern. These tiny insects appear to bite human flesh, but the really just pierce the skin and leave a trace amount of saliva that becomes infected. Sometimes, the body’s immune system reacts to the saliva without any infection present, and this is why the bites may or may not appear red around the itchy area. Our service professionals can handle any mosquito infestation with expert precision. However, many of our customers also ask us frequently about the mosquito problem during the cold winter months. Winter Mosquito Hibernation Mosquitoes are known...
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