Tag: Bug Bites

Tips to prevent and treat bug bites

Although most bug bites are harmless, some can spread dangerous diseases like Zika virus, dengue and Lyme disease. Particularly if you’re visiting areas with known insect-borne diseases, it’s important to take steps to reduce your risk. To help prevent bug bites, dermatologists recommend the... more
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Knowledge of Mosquito-borne Diseases Should be Top of Mind in Summer

Many people may connect the height of mosquito season, occurring in the summer through early fall, to the irksomely itchy welts that accompany mosquito bites. But, there are far worse associations to make with these blood-sucking pests, such as the health threats they pose to humans in their daily... more
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What Attracts Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes are attracted to a number of chemical compounds that they can detect from an impressive 50 yards away. The males are not interested in your blood, but the females are a different story, thirsting after the protein and iron in your blood to produce their eggs. At this point in our... more
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Bug Tip Tuesday – Sage Bundles

Now is the season to be sitting by the fire enjoying the spring nights.  However, it is also the season that the mosquitoes will be coming back and in full force. Try adding a few bundles of sage into the fire to keep the mosquitoes away.  They don't like the scent and you will be able to enjoy... more
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Bugs In Your Christmas Tree?

Purchasing a real Christmas tree may be a big deal for some people.  There are family traditions to consider and fun to be had.  However, some fear the fact that a real tree in their home could be introducing unwanted and potentially harmful pests into their home. Every Christmas tree can... more
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Bug Tip Tuesday – Repellent

Vicks VapoRub contains cedarleaf oil, which is a natural insect repellent.  Just rub a little on your skin and clothes.  You don't have to rub it all over, just apply small dabs on your ankles, wrists, neck, inner elbows, knees and behind your ears.  The smell of the menthol in it will repel the... more
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Bug Tip Tuesday!!

Unlike most #mosquito species, Asian Tiger mosquitoes are active and bite during daylight hours. Don’t skip the bug spray during the... more
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Bed Bug Tips for Everyday

It is important to be aware of how to prevent bed bugs in your everyday life. Here are some prevention tips to keep in mind regarding how to avoid bed bugs: Vacuum suitcases after returning from a vacation. Check your sheets for tell-tale blood spots. Consider bringing a large plastic... more
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Mid-Summer Mosquitoes

We have reached the mid-summer point and mosquitoes are still biting us with force. In order to enjoy the rest of our summer nights, don’t let uninvited guests like mosquitoes crash your party. Steps to protect yourself from Mosquito bites and the illnesses that they can cause: Use insect... more
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Mosquito Season is Here

Warmer weather is finally here and New England residents are no doubt spending more time outdoors. However, with increased outdoor activity, the public is at risk of becoming a meal for summer’s most dangerous and pesky pest – the mosquito. We at Exterminators, are urging the public to take... more
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