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How Fast Are Mosquitoes? How Quickly Do Mosquitoes Reproduce?

Learning more about pests is one of the greatest methods to properly deal with them. In the case of mosquitoes, knowing a mosquito’s flight speed, its rate of reproduction, and the appearance of mosquito larva can help you devise strategies to successfully avoid these buzzing, blood-sucking parasites from disrupting your outdoor pleasure. How Fast Can a Mosquito Fly? Sometimes it…

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Myths and Facts about Mosquitoes

We are aware of the inconvenience that mosquitoes may cause, particularly while attempting to enjoy your garden with friends and family. Not only can these bugs spread illnesses, but their bites also inflict excruciating itchiness and discomfort. Since mosquitoes are such a pain, there are numerous theories to explain their behavior, as well as tips on how to avoid them…

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Natural Pest Control Methods You Can Easily Find at Home

These everyday products work wonders as pest repellents. Use these natural solutions to keep pesky pests at bay. COFFEE GROUNDS These coffee grounds can be used for purposes other than making coffee. If you believe that pests are entering your home through certain areas on the exterior, try using your leftover coffee grounds in those areas. Many animals will avoid…

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The Benefits of Professional Mosquito Control Services

Given how long the summer days are, you naturally want to spend them outside. You just want to relax and unwind, whether you’re playing catch with your dog or grilling dinner on your patio or relaxing by the fire. Nothing wrong about that. But the moment “they” arrive, the celebration is over. Your unwelcome visitors. the ones that prevent you…

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4 Ways To Keep Mosquitoes Out of Your Yard

Your yard serves as a haven. It’s where you may unwind after a long day at work and spend quality time with your loved ones. Here are a few fast fixes for the majority of mosquito issues: Plants That Repel Mosquitos • Lavender • Scented Geraniums • Catnip • Marigolds • Lemon Balm • Mint Store-Bought Mosquito Repellents • Citronella…

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Tips for Winning the Mosquito War

Summer in Houston is a wonderful time. Up to the moment the mosquitoes start biting, when all bets are off. In addition to being an irritating itch, mosquitoes may seriously injure both people and animals by spreading infections and illnesses. The solution doesn’t merely include using pesticides. A comprehensive strategy is necessary to successfully keep these pests at bay. Don’t…

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Benefits of Professional Mosquito Control

Pests ranging from rats and mice to roaches and termites must be kept out of your house. Mosquitoes can harm your outdoor areas, health, and quality of life even if they are not known to infest the interior of your home. While reducing the moisture level in and around your house is useful, continual mosquito defense in Houston will necessitate…

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5 Myths About Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes are annoying pests that can ruin a fun evening spent outside. In addition to giving you itchy bites, mosquitoes can spread severe viruses that are avoidable by taking the right precautions. Widespread misunderstandings about mosquitoes can cause you to make mistakes when seeking to protect yourself. The best way to stay safe when spending time outside, therefore, is to…

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Symptoms and Treatments of Mosquito Bites

What’s a Mosquito? Mosquitoes may be little and have limited lifespans, yet they can cause serious havoc on human lives. Mosquitoes are typically bothersome and often dangerous, from their itching bites to the diseases they carry and may transmit. Mosquitoes are members of the fly family. They’re big enough that most people can see them with their own eyes. What…

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How to Keep Bugs From Ruining Your Backyard BBQ Activity

There are several fantastic ways to keep bugs away from your BBQ activity aside from getting the best insect sprays. With the beautiful weather and abundant summer food, this may be the ideal time to fire up the grill and enjoy a backyard barbeque. Let’s all agree that nothing beats spending time with friends and family while enjoying a backyard…

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Pest Control for Your Outdoor Activity

COMMON LAWN PESTS Before you begin lawn maintenance, it’s critical to understand what you’re up against. There are 6 common pests that might be causing havoc on your lawn, but there are three in particular that might take a toll on your outdoor activity. Nobody likes ants crawling on their feet during an outdoor activity. While taking care of your…

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Do-It-Yourself Mosquito Control vs Professional Mosquito Control

If you have a lovely garden but can’t spend your nights outdoors because of mosquitoes, you’re not alone. Mosquitoes are a major nuisance for homeowners and can easily interfere with the joy of having a nice outdoor living area. Also, mosquitoes are known to spread a variety of harmful diseases. Your family’s safety should always come first, which is why…

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Tips on How To Keep Mosquitoes Away From Your Next Outdoor Event

Have you ever attended an outdoor summer event, like a wedding or a birthday celebration, and ended up covered in mosquito bites? Were you constantly shooing them away? We’re certain you have had this experience before. Doesn’t seem like a good time, does it? However, there is one positive side to this awful experience: you now understand how necessary it…

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Symptoms Of An Infected Mosquito Bite

Mosquitoes can transmit diseases including Zika, Yellow Fever, Malaria, and the Chikungunya Virus, and we could become infected as a result. So, how can you tell if the mosquito that bit you was carrying one of these diseases and if you were infected as a result of its bite? Let’s find out! What Are The Symptoms Of An Infected Mosquito…

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Ticks: Tips to Keep You Safe Outdoors

It’s always important to be tick-aware and to take appropriate precautions when exploring outside. Traditionally, experts think of peak tick season starting in May, running through July, with a smaller peak in activity that can occur around October. Unfortunately, the truth is that you can get tick-borne illnesses at any point in the year, as technically, rick season never ends.…

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How to Avoid Mosquito Bites on Vacation

Avoiding Mosquitoes On Your Vacation Spring Break is right around the corner, then soon after that it’s Summer time. These are always great times for a get-a-way-, and some much-needed relaxation and nice weather! Unfortunately, there is one insect that is waiting to spoil your vacation, the mosquito. Thankfully, there are several things we have listed below that you can…

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How to Prepare for Mosquito Season

How to Prepare for Mosquito Season in Houston, Texas Not all mosquitoes die off over winter. Most male mosquitoes will die off during the winter, but the female mosquito can store fat during the winter, and some species of mosquitoes even lay eggs that can survive the winter.  It is important to prepare for the upcoming mosquito season because as…

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What Happens to Mosquitoes in Winter?

The summertime is full of sun and fun, when you can get outdoors and enjoy all that this season supplies the five senses; fragrant flowers, gorgeous blue skies, bird’s singing, fresh fruit, and – ouch! – pesky mosquitoes! But have you ever wondered what happens to mosquitoes when the colder months arrive? Do they just up and die? Not quite.…

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Rain & Mosquitoes | The Aftermath

The Impact of Rain When the rain comes, so do a mess of hungry blood-sucking mosquitos. Mosquitoes need water in order to survive for it is essential for successful breeding to happen. Unfortunately for us humans, mosquitos are very resilient and do not need much water to breed. Therefore when it rains, it is mosquito party time. Many would think…

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Lyme Disease | What to Know

Avoid Lyme Infested Ticks With summer quickly approaching, the outdoor lover shivers at the thought of getting bit by a Lyme infested tick. Knowing what Lyme disease is can give you power as you keep your family safe and disease-free this summer. Caused by Borrelia Burgdorferi, Lyme disease is transmitted to humans through the bite of infected ticks. The early…

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Basic Steps to Keep Mosquitoes Away

Basic Steps to Keep Mosquitoes Away Do you enjoy spending your summer evenings outdoors, just enjoying your backyard with family and friends? Do you love the sound of Summer time, like the crackle and bang on 4th of July and the sizzling sound of burgers on the grill?  Another summer sounds we are all too familiar with, is the ominous…

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Plants That Help Deter Mosquitoes

What plants can you plant in your yard to help deter mosquitoes? Did you know there are several types of outdoor plants you can plant around your yard that can help deter mosquitoes? Not only can they help deter pesky mosquitoes, but they can also enhance the beauty of your yard by adding bright colors and their natural fragrance can…

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What Bit Me? What You Need to Know

What You Need to Know About Bug Bites Everyone has suffered from that incredibly itchy bite that keeps you awake at night, and no matter what type of bug bite you have, it is good to know what bit you. Learning to identify a bug bite by how it looks and feels will help you know whether to treat the…

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Common Pests in Houston | Why They Are Dangerous

A Welcoming Home Houston provides a unique environment in which certain pests can thrive and become a serious problem. This is not good news for us! The first step in tackling this issue, is identifying which pests you should be most concerned with. Our experts have identified three common pests that should be on anyones radar living in Houston. We…

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Home Improvement Tips for the New Year

Setting Goals This past year has made us all realize the importance of home. Spending as much time as we have at home during quarantine you probably have come to some home improvement realizations. Let’s make 2021 the year of home improvement because your home matters! Along with any New Years’ resolutions you may be planning, consider adding home improvement…

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Things to Do at Home During a Pandemic

The coronavirus really shocked the world and has put many of us out of a job or working from home. It is not abnormal to start feeling complacent after spending months at home. While the conditions are not ideal, don’t give up hope! There is so much to do at home, some things you may never thought of. We have…

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Why MosquitoNix Control? | MosquitoNix Houston

MosquitoNix Control Mosquitos are annoying pests that can take over your yard, especially during the spring and summer. Not only can mosquitos get on your nerves and cause itchy bites, but they can also be dangerous thanks to their ability to spread disease. Mosquitos are naturally drawn to human breath. They also thrive in humid weather and around bodies of…

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When’s the Best Time of Year to Install a Misting System?

MosquitoNix Houston MosquitoNix misting solutions are designed for efficient pest control that will work all year long. We are careful when targeting areas around your home that could be nesting grounds for mosquitos. Misting services around the perimeter are known to be most effective. It is essential to know that this will only work if the installation of the system…

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Growing a Healthy Garden

A Garden That Gives Back Having a beautiful garden can be excellent for the visual appeal of your home but there is so much more to having a garden than meets the eye. Having a garden that you care for has proven to be very beneficial to many areas of one’s life. Whether gardening is your thing or not, learn…

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Mosquito Spray the Safe Way

There will always be concerns surrounding the issue of what products are safe to use for your home. Have you ever wondered if the mosquito spray system you are using is safe? Common Mosquito Spray Pesticides Mosquito spray control systems typically use four known pesticides. These four pesticides are known as Anvil, Scourge, Malathion, and Permethrin. Now, what exactly are…

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How Houstonians Can Avoid Mosquito Bites

Did You Know? Houston is the 3rd most mosquito-infested city in the United States but don’t let this bring you down. According to Public Health officials, there is a lot you can do to prevent these pests and avoid the bite!  What Attracts Mosquitos? Are you tired of constantly getting bit and being itchy? Here are some simple tips to…

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Life Cycle of a Mosquito

Understanding the Life Cycle of a Mosquito Mosquito season is here, and the more you know about mosquitos the better prepared you are to keep them away from your home, yard and family. Knowing the life cycle of a mosquito will help you know when to fight, how to fight, and what you need to do to avoid a future…

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Indoor Plants Prime Breeding Ground for Mosquitos

  How to Get Rid of Mosquitos Living in Your Indoor Plants Have you noticed Mosquitos living in your indoor plants? Mosquito’s love to spend time in standing water, and often time find themselves inside your house, laying eggs in your plants. Keep your family safe from these annoying, disease causing critters by following these steps. 1) Spray your indoor…

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Defend Against Ticks With…Animals?

  Protect your yard from ticks with…animals? Ticks are a nightmare for anyone that enjoys the great outdoors! You can cover your legs with pants or spray your arms with tick spray, but when it comes down to it, you can’t completely avoid these nasty critters at all times. There is another way to help cut-down on the ticks in…

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Are You More Prone to Mosquito Bites than Others?

  Do you ever feel as though mosquitos have a personal vendetta against you? Do you seem to get bitten by mosquitos more often than your friends or other family members when you are all outside in a group together? There may actually be several reasons why you are more prone to mosquito bites than others. 3 Reasons You May…

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The Top Facts About Mosquitos You Need to Know

There’s nothing quite like a warm, starry night. However, a relaxing evening can quickly turn into a rather agitating, itchy experience when mosquitoes are around. These all too common bites are definitely irritating. However, since West Nile is on the rise, these pesky insects add another layer of concern, especially in Houston. Known to be one of the top cities…

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7 Facts About Mosquitoes

Most people prefer to stay away from mosquitoes and their nasty, itchy bites. Whether the mosquito carries a disease or simply causes the person’s skin to itch, its main purpose in life is to feed on animal and human blood. Although people have good reasons to avoid mosquitoes, a few facts show that mosquitoes are fascinating insects. Here is a…

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Tips for Keeping Mosquitoes Away From Your Summer BBQs

For millions of Americans, one of the highlights of summer is holding backyard barbecues with friends and family. Sadly, pests like mosquitoes make enjoying a traditional barbecue a challenge. These simple tips will keep mosquitoes far away from your Houston BBQ sessions. Deploy Smells That Mosquitoes Hate Mosquitoes tend to avoid certain fragrances like the plague. Spreading those smells around is best…

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Is Zika Still a Threat in the US?

The mosquito-borne Zika virus dominated the news headlines for much of the summer of 2016. Although the Centers for Disease Control lifted the last Zika cautionary travel designations in June and August of 2017, it is warning that the Zika threat is far from over. Why Is Zika so Dangerous? In adults, the Zika virus is typically not life-threatening. The symptoms of…

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Mosquito Repellent Myths

Mosquitoes are by far some of the oldest pests known to mankind. Over the years, these problematic insects have earned a reputation for spreading sickness and disease. To keep mosquitoes away, homeowners and businesses throughout Texas are urged to take the necessary precautions. During the warmer months, mosquito bites are especially common. Here are some of the biggest myths about…

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Tips for Choosing the Right Mosquito Repellent for Your Family

Mosquitoes are both a nuisance and a potentially dangerous health threat due to a number of viruses they can transmit to humans. We understand how important it is that you provide a safe environment for your loved ones. Dealing with mosquito infestations promptly can offer you peace of mind that the well-being of your family is protected. All of this…

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Where Mosquitoes are Common in Houston

Houston’s climate makes the perfect breeding spot for mosquitoes. These blood-sucking insects thrive in warm, humid areas where they can multiply and feed on people and animals. They’re found throughout residential, commercial, recreational and industrial landscapes in both rural and urban areas. Mosquitoes don’t pop up out of thin air; in fact, they’re in the most common places in a…

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Where Do Mosquitoes Go in the Winter?

Mosquitoes are a well-known summertime pest, often showing up to ruin outdoor get-togethers and camping trips. However, just because mosquitoes are less active during the winter months doesn’t mean that they disappear. By understanding the life cycle of a mosquito, you can take steps to protect your home from the these irritating blood-suckers when the weather warms again. Mosquito Life…

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Happy Holidays from MosquitoNix

Have you remembered to plan for pest control during the holiday season? Pests such as mosquitoes are a particularly common problem during outdoor gatherings such as backyard BBQs. At MosquitoNix Houston, we know you want to provide the most comfortable surroundings for all of your Labor Day BBQ guests. Fighting off swarming mosquitoes is not the best way to begin…

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Tips To Have A Mosquito-Free Labor Day Cookout

Declare right now that your Labor Day cookout is going to be perfect. Instead of standing idly by and putting up with mosquitoes, consider using the following tips to reclaim your deck and backyard. Make Yourself Less Attractive To prevent an invasion, you have to understand what captures the attention of mosquitoes. Anything with a strong scent can be an…

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The Deadliest Creature in the World

When you think about the world’s deadliest creatures, you might picture one of the big cats or even something that lives deep in the ocean. What you probably don’t picture is the tiny mosquito. However, officials now believe that the mosquito is probably one of the most dangerous and deadly creatures in existence. It is estimated that mosquitoes kill as…

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The Deadliest Mosquito Diseases

Texas is home to more than 85 different mosquito species, many of which can transmit disease. No one likes mosquito bites, but many people aren’t aware that every year, millions of people die from diseases that are transmitted by mosquitoes. While we’re relatively lucky to be safe from many of those diseases here in Texas, there are still a few…

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Top Places Mosquitoes Breed

Mosquitoes are annoying insects that feed on the blood of humans and other mammals. When mosquitoes bite a human, they leave an itchy bump that can cause irritation for several days. Since mosquitoes inject themselves directly into a person’s bloodstream to draw out nourishment, they can transmit a wide variety of diseases. Viruses such as West Nile and Zika are…

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Are Mosquitoes Attracted to Particular Blood Types?

Has it ever felt as if you or someone you know is a mosquito magnet, attracting the pesky flying pests far more than other people? Well, it may not be all in your head. Scientific studies have suggested that mosquitoes may, in fact, be drawn to some people more than others, and one of the major factors is blood type.…

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Should You Be Scared of the Zika Virus?

People are often scared of what they don’t know. New diseases seem to be emerging all of the time to scare the pants off the masses, and one of those diseases is the Zika virus. You’ve probably heard of Zika by now – a virus spread by mosquitoes with a detrimental impact on women who are pregnant and their unborn…

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Protect your Memorial Day BBQ with QuickNix Treatments

Memorial Day in Austin is when swimming pools open and grills get fired up for the season. Unfortunately, it’s also when mosquito populations soar around the area. Nothing can put a damper on a barbecue quite like having to constantly swat away mosquitoes. Applying repellents and fogging the yard only do so much. If you are ready to enjoy your…

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Is Zika Still an Issue in Houston?

Last year, the World Health Organization announced that the Zika virus had reached epidemic levels and become a global emergency. As a result, many people began upping their mosquito protection and avoiding Zika-infected countries. However, with so much happening in the political world lately, news of the Zika virus has somewhat fallen off the radar. This has caused many people…

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Where Do Mosquitoes Go When It Is Cold Out?

With the warmth and humidity that is typical of our climate, many residents lived in fear this past summer of West Nile and especially Zika from mosquito bites. Although the Zika problem was not as vast as it is in other countries, there were still reports of it in the United States. Local residents are now wondering when it is…

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Zika In 2017

The Zika virus has been around since the late 1940s. Researchers first identified it in Uganda’s monkey population. In 1952, scientists discovered it in humans. Over time, the virus has made its way into other countries including the United States. The virus causes a range of symptoms as well as several ailments. People mainly contract the Zika virus when an…

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Give The Gift Of A Mosquito-free Backyard

During the warm months of the year, you may enjoy a variety of celebrations that involve outdoor recreational activities. This might include birthday festivities, barbeques or family reunions. If the preparations for these events do not include mosquito control, your party could be crashed by a swarm of unwanted guests. You can take the precaution of purchasing the services of…

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It’s November; Should I Still Be Worried About Mosquitoes?

Houston’s mosquito season starts in May and gets into full swing by July. When August rolls around, these bothersome pests have tripled in number and infested residential yards and recreational spots throughout the area. With Houston’s subtropical climate, mosquitoes can thrive into the fall months and continue to pose serious threats to people. Depending on the season, they may even…

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Common Breeding Grounds for Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes are much more than annoying and itch-inducing pests that make picnics, camp fires and other outdoor activities uncomfortable. They can carry diseases that are harmful to children, adults, pets and livestock. Just a few diseases that can be contracted through a mosquito bite include yellow fever, encephalitis, malaria and the Zika virus. There are more than 3,000 species of…

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Research to Help Honeybees

Honeybees are incredibly important to our ecosystem, and in recent years it has been discovered just how devastating the impact of pesticides has been on the bee population. Without pollinators like bees, humans wouldn’t be able to produce the crops we need, so it’s important to find a way to both protect the food humans grow and protect honeybees. Researchers…

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How Mosquito Control Affects Pollinators

Approximately 75 percent of the crops that humans rely on for food require pollination by bees, other insects or birds, according to researchers at Penn State University, and up to 95 percent of the flowers and trees found in nature also rely on pollinators. In recent years, the declining population of bees in the United States has worried scientists practicing…

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Top Symptoms to Look Out For After Being Bitten by a Mosquito

With the World Health Organization recently declaring a public health emergency because of the mosquito-borne Zika Virus, it’s important that people pay careful attention to their symptoms following a bite. This is especially true for residents in cities like Houston, Texas, where the summer’s severe heat and humidity are a breeding ground for mosquitoes. That said, here are some of…

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Types of Mosquitoes in the Houston area

Houston is at a much greater risk for mosquito-borne illnesses than most other cities in the United States. With over 50 species that call Houston home, it’s important for you to understand which mosquitoes to be on the lookout for. This list covers the most common species that pose the biggest threat to your home and health this summer. Aedes…

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Enjoy a Mosquito Free BBQ This Summer

Each year, more than 80 percent of Americans will enjoy at least one outdoor barbecue. To avoid the intense summer heat, many people prefer to cook later in the day, but the moderate temperatures also provide the ideal conditions for mosquitoes. In addition to being a nuisance, mosquitoes can pose a serious health risk to your family and friends. With…

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Zika Prevention Tips

Ways to Avoid the Zika Virus in Houston, TX With the Zika outbreak rapidly spreading across the Americas, prevention is key to preventing the disease. Once Zika is contracted, it causes flu-like symptoms that often go unnoticed. Unfortunately, the virus carries a risk of birth defects and deaths among unborn children. If a pregnant woman contracts Zika, her child may…

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Top 5 Ways to Avoid the Zika Virus

The Zika virus has been scaring many travelers away from the tropics. Below are five ways to avoid contracting Zika. Use an effective insect repellant When you are outdoors, use an insect repellant. The CDC recommends using a product that contains DEET. Although the use of DEET on the skin has been controversial, a 2014 Popular Science article busts the myths surrounding…

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Areas Prone to Mosquito Infestation

What Areas are more Prone to Mosquito Infestation?  Ever wonder why the mosquitoes are worse out by the lake or the pool? Female mosquitoes begin the process of complete metamorphosis by laying eggs in stagnant water as little as one quarter of an inch deep.  You typically see mosquitoes flying around grass and shrubbery as the adult mosquitoes thrive in…

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