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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Should You Be Scared of the Zika Virus?

People are often scared of what they don’t know. New diseases seem to be emerging all of the time to scare the pants off the masses, and one of those diseases is the Zika virus. You’ve probably heard of Zika by now – a virus spread by mosquitoes with a detrimental impact on women who are pregnant and their unborn babies. There’s not doubt that all the headlines make for some scary stuff, but should you be worried about Zika or not? Zika: An Explosive Disease? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have declared Zika to be spreading at an...
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Protect your Memorial Day BBQ with QuickNix Treatments

Memorial Day in Austin is when swimming pools open and grills get fired up for the season. Unfortunately, it's also when mosquito populations soar around the area. Nothing can put a damper on a barbecue quite like having to constantly swat away mosquitoes. Applying repellents and fogging the yard only do so much. If you are ready to enjoy your yard throughout mosquito season without being eaten alive, it's time for QuickNix mosquito treatments by MosquitoNix. In three simple steps, we'll eliminate more than 90 percent of mosquitoes from your yard. Mosquitoes Love Austin Summer Weather Mosquitoes thrive in warm, moist...
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