mosquito control

Mosquito-Free Backyards Require Long-Term Pest Solutions: Which Is Best for You?  

From Mosquito Magnet

Trying to control mosquitoes by utilizing only a spray can of DEET or relying on just a backpack service is tantamount to bringing a knife to a gun fight.  As this post from Mosquito Magnet thoroughly explains:  Mosquito control takes a comprehensive and vigilant approach.  Multiple methods are required to solve the mosquito issue, which according to this post claims over 7,000,000 lives every year.  The article also focuses on long-term methods for controlling mosquitoes like mosquito traps, larval control, air curtains, misting systems and mosquito nets.

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Pesticides Used in Mosquito Control

From The National Pesticide Information Center

The world of Pesticides and Insecticides can be a confusing and murky place.  Looking for information on brand names of insecticides and pesticides, if one even knows what the brand name is, can be difficult and contradictory.  Should one put their trust in a company to treat their backyard without knowing if the pesticides that they employ can be harmful to one's family and pets?  The best consumer is an infromed one, and thats where this post from the NPIC comes in.  This post breaks down the Pesticides into three categories:  Adult (flying) mosquitoes, Larval Mosquitoes, and Synergists.  Additionally, there are handy links to Fact sheets on the chemicals, reports from Governments agencies like the EPA, and Methodologies for employment of these chemicals.  

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There are a variety of products available on the market for the public and for professionals when it comes to mosquito control. Larvicides are chemicals designed to be applied directly to water to control mosquito larvae. Adulticides are used in fogging and spraying to control adult mosquitoes. Synergists are not toxic to the mosquitoes themselves, but they make adulticides more effective. Some communities provide mosquito control as a service to the public and may apply pesticides from trucks or planes. To find out whether or not your community sprays for mosquitoes, try contacting your local health department or local mosquito control district.

If you decide to use a pesticide for mosquito control, always remember to read and follow the label instructions carefully.

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Wednesday, 17 June 2015 00:00

Are Mosquitoes Necessary?

Why Would God Create Mosquitoes?

From Reasons to Believe

There are certain paradoxical questions pertaining to the area of faith and theology that both believers and non-believers use to argue their case.  One of the most recent and famous appeared in a 2014 book, authored by Jesuit Priests that Run the Astrological Observatory at the Vatican in Rome, entitled "Would You Babtize An Extraterrestrial?".  Just ruminating over the title gets the intellectual juices flowing, doesn't it?  This post from Reasons To Believe posts a very similar question about one of our favorite topics, Mosquitoes: "Why Would God Create Mosquitoes?".  It is widely recognized that mosquiotes account for more deaths worldwide than anything else; so do mosquitoes have any redeeming qualities whatsoever, or any conceivable reason to exist at all?  The answer may surprise you...

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Friday, 12 June 2015 00:00

West Nile Virus is Here in Chicago

Mosquitoes test positive for West Nile virus in Cook County

From My Fox Chicago

It's that time of year again:  Time to live in fear of acquiring one of the many mosquito vector diseases that are present and detected in your area.  Yesterday, it was confirmed that batches of mosquitoes collected in two Chicago suburbs have tested positive for West Nile Virus.  This post from My Fox Chicago tells you about the story, and reminds all of us that we need to formulate a plan to keep mosquitoes away from our family, pets, and friends before this disease and others spread like wildfire this summer.

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How to keep mosquitoes out of your yard

From Angie's List

Combatting the swarms of mosquitoes in your backyard and around your home takes planning, knowledge, and motivation.  If one isn't proactive about preventing and treating the outbreak of mosquitoes, one will not be able to enjoy their backyard at all.  Mosquitoes will breed, multiply, and bite your family and pets, spreading potentially lethal diseases.  This post from Angie's list gives sensible, effective advice to homeowners who are looking to take the important step of reclaiming their backyard space.

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Wednesday, 03 June 2015 00:00

How To Identify and Control Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes

Facts, Identification & Control

From Orkin

In order to combat the enemy, one needs to know the enemy.  That's where this post from Orkin comes in.  The ability to understand what constitutes a harmful pest and what isn't is the first step towards making your backyard or outdoor living space safe for your family.  This post gives you the lowdown on the appearance, behavior and habits, reproductive cycles, signs that you have an infestation of mosquitoes, and how to deal with an infestation once present.

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Mosquito Control Methods

From The National Pesticide Information Center

Losing the war against Mosquitoes in your backyard? You're not alone.  Mosquitoes are everywhere, lurking in flower pots, grass, pet dishes, gutters, etc. etc.  They have taken over your yard, and they are just waiting to transmit a host of diseases to your family and pets that can be debilitating or even fatal.  What can you do about this scourge?  This post from the National Pesticide Information Center gives you an exhaustive treatise on what to do with the areas that are prone to mosquito breeding, the methods of control with links to learn more, as well as links to a bunch of additonal useful mosquito control information.

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How to Manage Mosquitoes in the Garden

Use basic strategies as well as new approaches for controlling mosquitoes in your outdoor spaces.

From HGTV

Protecting your family and friends against mosquitoes and the diseases that they transmit requires a comprehensive strategy.  Just putting on some spray once a day will not protect you from the terrors lurking in your grass and garden beds.  This post from HGTV gives a well-rounded strategy for protection, prevention, and control of these pests.

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Thursday, 07 May 2015 00:00

A Practical Guide To Mosquito Control

MOSQUITOES: PRACTICAL ADVICE FOR HOMEOWNERS

From The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment

Let's be honest, spraying for mosquitoes on your skin or fogging before your party won't keep them away.  These measures are like putting a band-aid on a major wound; they are wholly inadequate.  To really control mosquitoes and protect your family and friends from the diseases they carry, one must take a more systematic approach.  This approach begins by understanding the biology and life cycle of the mosquito, as well as the conditions that when present, make it attractive for them to breed.  Only after understanding these factors can one effectively begin to combat the mosquito.  This post from the UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment gives you this information in an easy-to-understand guide, and then gives you some practical methods for mosquito control.

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How To Get Rid Of Mosquitoes: Testing 11 Homemade Remedies

from Huffington Post

Your mother probably had one:  A Home Remedy for pretty much everything.  Keeping mosquitoes away from you and your family was probably no exception.  Most people realize that they want to avoid chemicals that are potentially harmful to family and pets, but do the fabled homemade concoctions and traditional mosquito control methods really work?  This post from Huffington Post puts the homemade traditions to the test.  Check it out and see what the verdict is on these crazy remedies.

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