mosquito control


From Mosquito Science

Fighting the scourge of disease-spreading mosquitoes can be an expensive and labor intensive undertaking.  This post from Mosquito Science presents an economical, simple, and effective means for controlling the species of mosquitoes that spread Dengue Fever, Chikungunya, West Nile and Yellow Fever.  Could this simple yet effective device be the answer to the third world mosquito disease epidemic?

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Published in Mosquito Control
Thursday, 01 September 2016 00:00

This is How To Kill Mosquitoes

How To Kill Mosquitoes


When it comes to killing mosquitoes, it seems that one has myriad options from which to choose.  The real question becomes:  Which method is the most effective in killing mosquitoes and preventing their associated diseases from infecting us and our families?  This post from Fightbugs addresses the best ways to end the mosquito nuisance once and for all.

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Published in Mosquito Control
Monday, 29 August 2016 00:00

New Ways To Kill Mosquitoes

Bart Knols: 3 new ways to kill mosquitoes

From TED

Why do some mosquitoes bite some people, and not others?  Could the smell of humans be the key to attracting mosquitoes into their own demise?  In this video, Bart Knols, a doctor committed to killing mosquitoes and ending malaria, explores some new ways to use a mosquito's killer instincts against them, and consequently may be the key to containing the spread of deadly malaria and other mosquito borne diseases.  Could a certain brand of cheese be the key to stopping the spread of malaria?

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Drug could kill mosquitoes when they feast on human blood

From Science

Sometimes drugs have unintended consequences, both positive and negative.  In the case of the antiparasitic drug Invermectin, the result seems to be a very positive outcome.  According to this post from Science magazine, the 30-year old drug which is commonly used for treating ringworm may actually weaken and kill mosquitoes attempting to feed on humans, and consequently could cut disease transmission.

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Arm Yourself Against The Mosquito, Your One True Enemy

From Deadspin

Mosquitoes are the deadliest animal on the planet, and many people are coming around to realizing that surprising fact.  Their sheer numbers, ability to multiply exponentially, and their stealthy means of disease transmission make them the most dangerous species to threaten mankind ever.  Unfortunately, the means and methods to combat them and protect against them are messy, and in some cases can actually do harm to humans and pets above and beyond what the mosquitoes can.  This post from Deadspin puts a somewhat humorous but true spin on this situation, by introducing you to a product that can make the war against mosqutioes strangely fun and satisfying.

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Published in Mosquito Control
Monday, 23 May 2016 00:00

All About Backyard Mosquito Control

Mosquitoes in the Yard

Top Tips for Backyard Mosquito Control

From Western Pest Services

Mosquitoes require water to breed, and unfortunately there is water in everyone's backyard.  Whether it is a puddle, retainage ditch, plant bed, garden, bird bath, swimming pool, fountain, downspout catcher, etc., the ideal medium for creating more mosquitoes is very likely in your backyard or adjacent to your backyard.  This post form Western Pest Services discusses the best means and methods for controlling not only the wet areas, but the adult mosquitoes once they are able to hatch.

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Published in Mosquito Control
Wednesday, 07 October 2015 00:00

Recipe For Homemade Mosquito Repellent

Homemade Basil Mosquito Repellent

From Mommypotamus

Sometimes, it is instructive to return to the past in order to solve a problem.  Fighting against mosquitoes is no exception, says this post from Mommypotamus.  This post says that Basil has long been used to keep blood-sucking mosquitoes at bay.  This recipe, which includes a secret surprise ingredient (hint:  Russian Spirit), supposedly will protect you from swarming and biting mosquitoes.  Why not give it a try?

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Published in Mosquito Control
Thursday, 24 September 2015 00:00

Repel Mosquitoes The Natural Way

Natural Mosquito Repellents That Work

From Common Sense Home

The name of this website is aptly named, at least as it pertains to this post about mosquitoes.  This is one of the most informative and useful posts that you will ever read about mosquitoes and how you can combat them.  The post begins talking about why mosquitoes bite certain people more than others, then gives 5 common sense ways to combat the mosquitoes and keep them away effectively and naturally, and finally talks about some herbal, natural remedies for mosquito control.  If you are looking for a natural, common sense approach to fighting mosquitoes and the diseases that they spread, as well as to understand why they attack and will never stop, this post is perfect for you.

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Published in Mosquito Control
Friday, 18 September 2015 00:00

Repel Mosquitoes From Your Home Naturally

Best Natural Mosquito Repellents for Your Home

From Money Crashers

Every human wants to avoid and repel mosquitoes.  The mosquitoes sole function is to suck the human's blood to perpetuate their species, and the human has no practical reason to want mosquitoes to exist for any reason.  Humans have sought to find ways to repel these vampire-like pests for millenia, and only modern science has applied the use of chemicals and pesticides to combat them.  Unfortunately, these compounds come with risk and potential harm, as recent studies have begun to show.  This post from Money Crashers presents some all-natural means and methods to combatting the mosquito scourge, and to keep one's family safe at the same time.

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Published in Mosquito Control
Thursday, 17 September 2015 00:00

Do You Have A Mosquito Bite Allergy?

Mosquito Bite Allergy

From Healthline

Unless you are one who says indoors most of your life, you have experienced a mosquito bite.  For the majority of people, a mosqutio bite causes a small amount of irritation and a red bump, accompanied by itching.  For a percentage of people, however, a mosquito bits can cause a serious reaction that could be potentially very serious.  This post from Healthline talks about what factors may indicate what factors make one more susceptible to being allergic, as well as the symptoms, treatment and prevention of mosquito bite allergies.

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 Nearly everyone is sensitive to mosquito bites. But for those with severe allergies, symptoms can be more than just annoying: they can be downright serious. Most bites occur at either dusk or dawn, when mosquitoes are most active. While male mosquitoes are harmless — feeding only on nectar and water — the females of the species are out for blood.

A female mosquito locks onto her victim using a combination of scent, exhaled carbon dioxide, and chemicals in the person's sweat. When she finds a suitable meal, she lands on an area of exposed skin and inserts her proboscis to draw the victim's blood. The common symptoms — a telltale red bump and itching — aren't caused by the bite itself, but by a reaction of the body's immune system to proteins in the mosquito's saliva.

Learn more about mosquito bite allergies, and whether an encounter with mosquitoes might be potentially harmful.

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