With summertime commencing, the warm weather brings about some of the peskiest annoyances of summer. Come sundown, these insects seem to swarm in the thousands and produce bites that leave our skin itching and irritated for days. That’s right, we’re talking about mosquitoes. In this article, we’ll be listing the ten most common mosquito misconceptions … Read moreThe 10 Most Common Myths About Mosquitoes
Pesky, annoying, irritating, the bane of summer…Whatever you want to say about mosquitoes, you have to admit that they’re extremely resilient. Fossil evidence shows that the mosquitoes we battle with today are practically identical to the mosquitoes that were buzzing around 46 million years ago. This means that, unlike dinosaurs, mosquitoes survived the ice age that took place 2.5 million years ago. As such, it’s not surprising that a few months … Read moreMonitoring the Pests: Where Do Mosquitoes Go in the Winter?
Biting bugs are a problem. They can transmit diseases and are all-around unpleasant. Nobody likes having a bunch of itchy, irritating bug bites. However, bug sprays designed to repel insects can also be a problem. Specifically, bug sprays that contain the chemical DEET. The EPA keeps saying it’s fine to use on your skin. But the … Read moreKeep Bugs at Bay the Natural Way: 10 Natural Bug Spray Ideas
Everyone loves a dead mosquito. The disease-spreading pesky insects are best after an open hand splat. We can keep them away with sprays and torches, but mother nature kills them off, too. Though they populate with ease in water, they are not always impervious to cold weather. That’s the good news. The bad news is … Read moreWhat Temperature Kills Mosquitoes: Does a Cold Winter Mean a Bug Free Summer?
Are you one of these people that seems to be the number one target for any mosquitoes in your vicinity? If yes, you probably wonder what makes you such a special attraction. Understanding what lures these insects to you could be useful in helping you to stay bite-free or at least less attractive. You may … Read moreWhy Do Some People Get Bitten By Mosquitoes More Than Others?
Having bloodthirsty mosquitoes bite you when you’re having a barbecue or simply sitting outside having a drink with friends is a sure way to put a damper on your evening. You can have mosquito traps, bug zappers or natural repellents but you will probably still be bitten. Only if your skin is completely covered by … Read moreA Low Tech Mosquito Deterrent – Electric Fans
There’s nothing better than Spring and Summer after a long cold winter. But with warmer temperatures also comes outdoor pests, like mosquitos. They’re extremely annoying and almost impossible to stay away from. There are a few things you can do to prepare for mosquito season so that you don’t have to worry about getting bitten … Read more10 Tips to Prepare For The Mosquito Season
Summer is around the corner, and that means those pesky mosquitoes will soon be out to get us. Of course, you want your little ones to enjoy their time outdoors, but you have to protect them from mosquito bites. Mosquito bites are itchy and can irritate a child’s tender skin. They can also become infected … Read moreMosquito Protection for Babies and Toddlers: 7 Tips You Need to Know
Did you know that mosquitoes can kill more humans than actual criminals can? This may seem grim, but its testament to the fact that mosquitoes are carriers for hundreds of fatal diseases around the world. If you have a mosquito problem, you may be up against more than just annoying itchy bites all over your arms and legs. … Read more5 Ways to Get Rid of Mosquitoes
If you are one of the unlucky ones to whom mosquitoes are attracted, the summer can be an agonizing time of scratching and hiding under the covers. The most bucolic country retreat or lakeside getaway can be marred by swarms of pests feasting on your blood. A bug spray might get the job done effectively, but … Read more5 Birds That Eat Mosquitoes