Tag: mosquitoes

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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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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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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Tips to Prevent Mosquitoes from Breeding

Follow these tips to prevent mosquitoes from breeding around your home: Drill holes in the bottom, not the sides, of any garbage or recycling containers stored outdoors. Holes on the sides still allow enough water to accumulate in the bottom for mosquitoes to breed. Keep gutters clean and... more
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Burn some sage to get rid of mosquitoes

Burning sage is often used to “cleanse” a room or get rid of bad vibes, but it’s also a useful mosquito repellent.  Sage is about 40 percent effective at keeping mosquitoes at bay, which is better than nothing. But if you really want to keep the little pests away, burning thyme was found to... more
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Wear Light Colors to prevent against mosquitoes

Mosquitoes are on the hunt look for things that stand in contrast to the horizon, so dark colors are a visual giveaway to your location. Dark clothing also traps heat, which also attracts mosquitoes, so wear your summer whites while you... more
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Mosquito Life Cycle

The mosquito life cycle includes four stages: egg, larva, pupa, and adult (or imago). Adult females lay their eggs in stagnant water. The egg, larva and pupa stage usually take place in water. Development time, from egg to adult mosquito, is only five to fourteen days depending on the species... more
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Help Prevent Spread Of Mosquito-Borne Illnesses

A1 Exterminators can help homeowners reduce their exposure to mosquito bites by inspecting properties for mosquito breeding sites, treating to control mosquitoes or suggesting corrective actions, and providing basic information. Eliminate or reduce mosquito breeding sites by replacing all... more
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Bug Tip Tuesday | Bounce Fabric Softener

Some people have sworn by the power of Bounce dryer sheets—and specifically Bounce, too—to keep mosquitoes away from them, and gnats out of their garden. Now scientists have proven the power of fluffy white sheets as an insect repellent. Kansas State University Entomology Professor Raymond... more
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Summer Mosquito Tips

Mosquitoes are quite a nuisance and seem to be everywhere you turn this time of year.  Luckily, there are ways that you can enjoy a mosquito free summer! Get rid of standing water. It’s a breeding ground for mosquitoes and you will want to dump pots, toys and garden equipment after a... more
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