Tips To Have A Mosquito-Free Labor Day Cookout

Declare right now that your Labor Day cookout is going to be perfect. Instead of standing idly by and putting up with mosquitoes, consider using the following tips to reclaim your deck and backyard. Make Yourself Less Attractive To prevent an invasion, you have to understand what captures the attention of mosquitoes. Anything with a strong scent can be an allurement. If you like to cover your body with sweet-smelling perfume or cologne, it may be in your best interest to wear an unscented lotion. Also, it would be best if you put on light-colored clothing; mosquitoes are really fond of...
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The Deadliest Creature in the World

When you think about the world's deadliest creatures, you might picture one of the big cats or even something that lives deep in the ocean. What you probably don't picture is the tiny mosquito. However, officials now believe that the mosquito is probably one of the most dangerous and deadly creatures in existence. It is estimated that mosquitoes kill as many 725,000 people annually. What can you do to protect yourself from these tiny but potentially harmful insects? Read below to learn some helpful tips to keep your mosquito population under control.  Facts about Mosquitoes Mosquitoes are some of the most...
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The Deadliest Mosquito Diseases

Texas is home to more than 85 different mosquito species, many of which can transmit disease. No one likes mosquito bites, but many people aren’t aware that every year, millions of people die from diseases that are transmitted by mosquitoes. While we’re relatively lucky to be safe from many of those diseases here in Texas, there are still a few viruses that we need to be aware of. The Zika Virus You’ve likely heard the Zika virus mentioned in the news over the past few years. It made headlines due to the severity of the effects it can cause unborn children....
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Top Places Mosquitoes Breed

Mosquitoes are annoying insects that feed on the blood of humans and other mammals. When mosquitoes bite a human, they leave an itchy bump that can cause irritation for several days. Since mosquitoes inject themselves directly into a person's bloodstream to draw out nourishment, they can transmit a wide variety of diseases. Viruses such as West Nile and Zika are transmitted almost exclusively through mosquitoes. Mosquitoes can breed in large numbers within only a couple of days, so it is important to address mosquito problems as soon as they appear to prevent these pests from multiplying and potentially causing harm. Where...
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Are Mosquitoes Attracted to Particular Blood Types?

Has it ever felt as if you or someone you know is a mosquito magnet, attracting the pesky flying pests far more than other people? Well, it may not be all in your head. Scientific studies have suggested that mosquitoes may, in fact, be drawn to some people more than others, and one of the major factors is blood type. Considering how many diseases are transmitted by these blood-sucking flies, let's take a closer look at why mosquitoes may just find you irresistible - and what you can do about it. Picky Eaters You may imagine mosquitoes as voracious binge eaters,...
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