Category: Mosquito

Pesticide Use Around Pets

People often use pesticides in their homes or yards to control a variety of pests such as insects, weeds and rodents. Pet owners may also apply pesticide products directly to their pets to control ticks and/or fleas. Although these pesticides can be beneficial, they have the potential to hurt... more
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7 Quick Ways to Prevent Mosquito Bites

Dump out any standing Water Keep mosquitos outside Use mosquito repellent Wear light-colored clothing, especially outdoors Stay indoors during dusk and dawn Make yourself less appealing Try a natural repellant By: Medical... more
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Protection from Biting Insects

What is the best way to protect myself from biting insects while working outdoors this summer? Mosquitoes, ticks and other biting pests are more than just an itchy nuisance— they can even spread disease. So, protecting yourself from bug bites is an essential part of on-the-job safety.... more
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MOSQUITOS-Safe use of repellants

Remember these important points to use repellents safely: Applying the Product Read and follow the label directions to ensure proper use; be sure you understand how much to apply. Apply repellents only to exposed skin and/or clothing. Do not use under clothing. Do not apply near... more
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Take steps to control mosquitoes indoors and outdoors

Use screens on windows and doors. Repair holes in screens to keep mosquitoes outdoors. Use air conditioning, if available. Stop mosquitoes from laying eggs in or near water. Once a week, empty and scrub, turn over, cover, or throw out items that hold water, such as tires, buckets,... more
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Prevent Mosquito Bites

The most effective way to avoid getting sick from viruses spread by mosquitoes when at home and during travel is to prevent mosquito bites. Mosquito bites can be more than just annoying and itchy. They can spread viruses that make you sick or, in rare cases, cause death. Although most kinds... more
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Take These Steps to Avoid Mosquito Bites

Stay indoors at dawn and dusk, and in the early evening. Wear long pants and long sleeves when you go outdoors. Apply bug spray with DEET or picaridin to all exposed skin. Get rid of standing water where mosquitoes breed. Use screens on windows and doors to keep the bugs... more
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Don’t Scratch Mosquito Bites

It’s tough advice, but leave the bite alone. When you scratch, it creates openings in your skin that allow bacteria in and cause infection. To relieve the itch and lower your chances of an infection: Wash the area with soap and water. Apply calamine lotion or anti-itch cream. ... more
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The looks of a Mosquito

A mosquito, a type of bloodsucking fly. Depicted as a brown or black mosquito on its six, long legs, with wings, long abdomen, and needle-like mouth. Variously shown from above or facing... more
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Are You a Mosquito Magnet?

You’re trying your best to enjoy an evening cookout, but a constant swarm of mosquitoes follow you from your grill. The threat? A pierce to your skin, leaving behind an itchy red welt and possibly even a serious illness. As you swat madly at the pests, you notice that others seem completely... more
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