5 Ways to Get Rid of Mosquitoes

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Did you know that mosquitoes can kill more humans than actual criminals can? This may seem grim, but it’s a testament to the fact that mosquitoes are carriers of 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 … Read more

5 Birds That Eat 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 you … Read more

How to Repel Mosquitoes from Your Backyard

How to Repel Mosquitoes from Your Backyard

Mosquitoes can be such buzzkills (sorry, we couldn’t resist). There’s nothing better than kicking back in your yard on a balmy summer’s evening with something cold in your hand and something hot on the grill. Then they arrive, swarming in for the kill and sending you and your family running in search of repellant and … Read more

7 Tips for Home Mosquito Control

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Whether you live in the city or the country, in a hot or mild climate, mosquitoes will likely find their home somewhere near where you live. With the help of climate change, mosquito-borne illnesses are on the rise. In some ways, home mosquito control has never been more important. If you have space and like to … Read more

7 Signs It’s Time to Buy a Mosquito Zapper

Signs It's Time to Buy a Mosquito Zapper

If you’re like many Americans, you mark the beginning of the summer months by the swollen, annoying, itchy red bumps that start appearing on your arms. The return of mosquitoes at the start of warmer weather may be the norm, but it certainly isn’t one that anyone is welcoming. Besides being uncomfortable and annoying, mosquito … Read more

10 Home Remedies For Mosquito Bites You Need to Try

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Mosquitoes are worse than flies at a picnic. Not only are they worrisome, but they are almost impossible to see. But when they bite you know it immediately. The bloodsucking pests not only cause painful irritation, they can sometimes cause serious illness or even death. The list of diseases you can contract from a mosquito … Read more

What Attracts Mosquitoes to Humans? (But Not Everyone?)

person being bitten by a mosquito - what attracts mosquitoes to humans

Nothing spoils a good night’s sleep or an evening of outdoor summer fun than an attack from a blood-sucking insect. There are over 3,000 species of mosquitoes found worldwide. Most of them are harmless to humans. Some of them can carry deadly diseases such as Zika Virus, West Nile Virus, and Malaria. If you seem to get an … Read more

7 Warning Facts About the Zika Virus Rash

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Approximately 90% of individuals infected with zika report having the zika virus rash; it is the most widely known symptom of the virus. As of June 28th, 5,359 symptomatic cases of Zika have been reported in the United States alone. In U.S. territories, an additional 36,598 symptomatic cases were reported. How is it Contracted? The virus … Read more

Most Common Mosquito Genus and Species In The US

Mosquito genus and species in the U.S.

There are 41 genera of mosquitoes and about 3500 species, of which about 176 are found in the US. Mosquitoes are thought to have been on Earth for more than 100 million years. Researchers and scientists have spent many hours studying, breeding, catching, and then grouping them into genera and species. The Dangers of Mosquitoes … Read more