Tag: mosquito control

Bug Tip Tuesday – Homemade Wasp Trap

This is a good use for those plastic soda bottles, plastic milk jugs, or any other plastic container that has a cone-shaped top. Supplies plastic soda bottle scissors string for hanging tape bait (balsamic vinegar, flat soda, fruit, beer, wine, or fruit juice) a few drops of dish... more
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Bug Tip Tuesday – Water and Mosquitoes

With the rain we had in April, be sure to dump or remove any standing water on your property. Standing water is a breeding ground for mosquitoes and they will soon become a... more
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Bug Tip Tuesday – Marigolds Repel Mosquitoes

Commonly grown as ornamental border plants, marigolds are hardy annual plants which have a distinctive smell which mosquitoes, and some gardeners, find particularly offensive. Marigolds contain Pyrethrum, a compound used in many insect repellents. Marigolds prefer full sunlight and reasonably... 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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A Guide to Mosquitoes and Mosquito Prevention

There are different types of mosquitoes found throughout the world, including all regions of the U.S. They are an annoyance to most because of the itchy mosquito bites they leave behind, but they can also pose a far more serious threat. In fact, mosquitoes are often described as one of the... more
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Olympics and the Zika Risks

The 2016 Olympics started August 5th and are highly unlikely to spread Zika worldwide, federal officials said, noting that the 500,000 people expected to travel to Brazil for the August games account for less than 1% of all international travel to Zika-affected areas. Visitors to Brazil will... 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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Preventing Mosquitoes Around the House

As mosquito season kicks into full gear, it's important to take a walk around your home and yard to identify areas that may be conducive to mosquitoes. Check out this infographic to learn what to look for when inspecting your property. Contact A1 Exterminators for a full inspection of your... more
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What You Need to Know About the Zika Virus

Cases of this emerging infectious disease are soaring in the Americas and "spreading explosively," according to World Health Organization Director-General Margaret Chan, MD. Many U.S. states are reporting cases of travelers bringing the infection back with them, and health officials in Texas have... more
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Massachusetts Areas on High Alert for West Nile

Late last week the Massachusetts Department of Public Health has elevated the West Nile Virus risk levels for Boston, Chelsea, Revere, and Winthrop to High when a man from Suffolk county died due to complications from the virus. Residents in these areas should continue to take steps to protect... more
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