Tag: mosquitoe control

Bug Tip Tuesday | Sage for Mosquitoes

Adding sage to your campfire or fire pit keeps mosquitoes and bugs away. Good to know for an outdoor fire... 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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DIY Mosquito Repellent Bracelet

We came across this great idea for a DIY mosquito repellent bracelet. If you don't want to use one of the store bought bug repelling bracelets, try this for an alternative. With a few inexpensive items, you can make each family member their own bracelet in their personal style, and the great thing... more
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Mosquitoes in Winter

Concerns over Zika virus in the U.S. were at the forefront of public health conversations this year. But what happens when the temperature drops? Do mosquitoes and the diseases they carry such as Zika virus just simply go away? Well, not exactly, says the National Pest Management Association... more
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Bug Tip Tuesday – Mosquito Repellent

You probably know that lavender is a gorgeous purple flowering plant with a soothing, calming scent. Did you know that it is also a natural mosquito repellent? Grow it indoors near a sunny window, or outside in your garden or flower bed to keep the bugs away. While you’re at it, you could make a... more
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Mosquitoes Only Need This to Breed

Did you know mosquitoes only need ½ an inch of standing water to breed? Check your yard regularly for breeding grounds to keep it... more
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Are You Attracting Mosquitoes?

If you have a bird bath in your yard, you could be attracting mosquitoes.  Be sure to scrub and change the water in any bird baths weekly. If you have a mosquito issue, please contact A1 Exterminators at 800-525-4825 or visit our website at... more
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Keep Mosquitoes Away!

A bright, hardy annual plant, marigolds are a great choice for repelling mosquitoes. Marigolds contain Pyrethrum, an ingredient found in many insect repellents, and they have a unique aroma which bugs find repulsive. The flowers themselves are beautiful and can make a great border or addition to... more
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Can A Heavy Rain Drop Kill A Flying Mosquito?

A team of Georgia Tech researchers have uncovered the secret to how mosquitoes manage to survive rainstorms despite their tiny size. A universal pest notorious for its potential to spread disease, mosquitoes often live in humid conditions -- but until now, no one has ever understood how they... more
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