7 Facts About Mosquitoes

Most people prefer to stay away from mosquitoes and their nasty, itchy bites. Whether the mosquito carries a disease or simply causes the person's skin to itch, its main purpose in life is to feed on animal and human blood. Although people have good reasons to avoid mosquitoes, a few facts show that mosquitoes are fascinating insects. Here is a list of seven facts about mosquitoes: 1. Male mosquitoes do not suck human blood. In a world consisting of various mosquito species, it is the female mosquitoes that make humans suffer from their unwanted bites. Female mosquitoes are not able to...
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Tips for Keeping Mosquitoes Away From Your Summer BBQs

For millions of Americans, one of the highlights of summer is holding backyard barbecues with friends and family. Sadly, pests like mosquitoes make enjoying a traditional barbecue a challenge. These simple tips will keep mosquitoes far away from your Austin BBQ sessions. Deploy Smells That Mosquitoes Hate Mosquitoes tend to avoid certain fragrances like the plague. Spreading those smells around is best accomplished via candles strategically placed throughout the yard. Citronella, peppermint and eucalyptus candles or torches are particularly effective when it comes to keeping mosquitoes away from food and guests. Break Out a High-Tech Bug Zapper The bug zappers of...
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5 Myths About Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes are annoying pests that can ruin a fun evening spent outside. In addition to giving you itchy bites, mosquitoes can spread severe viruses that are avoidable by taking the right precautions. Widespread misunderstandings about mosquitoes can cause you to make mistakes when seeking to protect yourself. The best way to stay safe when spending time outside, therefore, is to make good decisions by understanding some of the most common misconceptions about mosquitoes. 1. Mosquito-Borne Viruses Are Not Found in Texas Texas has a diverse climate, but it has mosquitoes in all of its regions. Dallas and Houston have high mosquito...
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Is Zika Still a Threat in the US?

The mosquito-borne Zika virus dominated the news headlines for much of the summer of 2016. Although the Centers for Disease Control lifted the last Zika cautionary travel designations in June and August of 2017, it is warning that the Zika threat is far from over. Why Is Zika so Dangerous? In adults, the Zika virus is typically not life-threatening. The symptoms of fever, headache, rash, and muscle and joint pain are typically mild to moderate and resolve within a week. Most people do not even get sick enough to seek medical treatment. The primary danger occurs when pregnant women become infected....
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Mosquito Repellent Myths

Mosquitoes are by far some of the oldest pests known to mankind. Over the years, these problematic insects have earned a reputation for spreading sickness and disease. To keep mosquitoes away, homeowners and businesses throughout Texas are urged to take the necessary precautions. During the warmer months, mosquito bites are especially common. Here are some of the biggest myths about mosquito repellent. Essential Oils Are Effective Mosquito Repellents In an effort to repel mosquitoes, some people apply essential plant oils such as lemon eucalyptus and citronella. While mosquitoes do not like the smell of these essential oils, using them will not...
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