mosquito control

Find the Insect Repellent that is Right for You

From United States Environmental Protection Agency

Wouldn't it be great to know which mosquito repellent gives you the perfect amount of protection based on the type of insect, the time that protection is needed to last, what active ingredients are desired and which are to be avoided, and other product-specific information?  This post from the U.S. EPA had created an easy to use tool right on their website that will factor in these considerations based on the user's choices and present the ideal repellent for each individual.  This tool can take the guesswork out of shopping for the proper repellent, and can save you time and money, as well as preserving your health and enjoyment of your own backyard outdoor living space.

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Friday, 11 September 2015 00:00

The Best Mosquito Insecticide For Your Family

How do I Choose the Best Mosquito Insecticide?

From Wise Geek

This post from Wise Geek discusses mosquito insecticides, which is not to be confused with mosquito repellents.  Sprays, candles, or devices that are store purchased are by and large repellents, which do not kill mosquitoes.  The post also mentions that foggers that are professionally applied don't work at killing mosquitoes, and can lead to frustration as well as disease.  Delivering the proper insecticide in an effective manner requires knowlege, timing, and in most cases, professional guidance.

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Wednesday, 09 September 2015 00:00

The Three Keys To Backyard Mosquito Control

Turn a Triple Play Against Nasty Mosquitoes

From Gardens Alive

Anyone who has tried to battle mosquitoes in their yard armed solely with a can of spray from the local store understands the need for a more comprehensive approach.  This post from Gardens Alive actually presents the three key tenets of mosquito control" 1. Prevent,  2. Trap and 3.Repel.  Once one masters these three major areas of mosquito abatement, one will be turning the tides of the war against mosquitoes in one's own backyard.  The post also elaborates on these three areas, giving some great advice and recommendations for the methods of mosquito control recommended.

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The Best, Safest All Natural Mosquito Repellents

From Healthy Living

When it has been wet and humid, mosquitoes are rampant.  These are the ideal conditions for the mosquito to perpetuate their species, and they do so with abandon.  If you want to enjoy the last few weeks of summer, you will have to deal with these biting, disease-spreading pests.  The method which you choose, however, could be as important as the act of choosing.  Recent research has linked DEET to potential health risks for humans and pets, and most over the counter mosquito repellents contain DEET or other harmful chemicals.  This post from Healthy Living shares some great natural methods for controlling mosquitoes in your backyard without resorting to potentially harmful chemicals.

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Top 6 Best Insect Repellents

From Newsmax Health

Mosquito repellents are a great way to protect you and your family from biting, disease-transmitting mosquitoes.  Repellents are especially important when you are away from your home mosquito control system, and not able to benefit from the permanent protection afforded by the system.  Choosing a repellent can be confusing and intimidating, however, and leaves a consumer to fend for his or herself.  The repellent shopper finds themselves comparing chemicals that they can't pronounce, and don't understand.  This post from Newsmax Health presents come Consumer Reports reviews on the top mosquito repellents available, both natural and synthetic.

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Eco-Friendly Mosquito Killer for the Lawn

From SF Gate

Unfortunately, mosquitoes are here to stay and there isn't much that anyone can do about that.  Luckily, there are ways to repel and control them, both by using chemicals and by using natural, eco-friendly methods and means.  For those that care about the environment, or want to maintain as chemical-free an environment as is safely possible, this post by the SF Gate provides some natural means and methods to repel and control mosquitoes.  These methods include the use of natural bacterial insecticides, botanical insecticides like Pyrethrin, and other eco-friendly mosquito killers.

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Tuesday, 25 August 2015 00:00

Mosquito Control Tips For Gardeners

Backyard Mosquito Control – Mosquito Repellent & Other Methods Of Mosquito Control

From Gardening Know How

Who would need mosquito control more than a gardener?  The gardener is not only outside for long periods of time where mosquitoes can easily prey on them, but they are constantly in wet, stagnant, grassy areas where mosqutioes like to breed and live.  This post from Gardening Know How identifies some areas that are often overlooked where mosquitoes prefer to breed, and gives some great mosquito control information on how to keep them away from the gardener as well as the outdoor enthusiast.

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Natural Mosquito Control
West Nile Virus and Alternatives to Toxic Chemicals

From About Home

Applying bug spray is a good way to repel mosquitoes on one's person.  However, if one is having a party, does one really want to distribute cans of DEET-based chemical sprays to every one of the party guests?  This post from About Home talks about some natural ways to keep these pests away from your backyard, but utilizing non-chemical means and some good common sense.

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MOSQUITO REPELLENTS

From University Of Florida IFAS Extension

When it comes to protecting oneself from mosquitoes, there is no substitute for wearing proper clothing, and protecting one's exposed areas with some type of repellent.  While repellents don't kill any mosquitoes, they make the humans less attractive to these blood suckers.  When looking for an effective repellent, it is easy to get confused.  There are many different products with differing active ingredients so where does one look for information?  This post from the University of Florida IFAS Extension provides a very good chart of the most popular mosquito repellents, lists their active ingredients, and shows how long the average complete protection time is.  This will help one decide which of these products is best.

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Ecology: A world without mosquitoes

from Nature

The prevailing wisdom in the scientific community goes like this:  Erradicating any species in any ecosystem will have a ripple effect that eventually will lead to serious consequences to all life forms.  This post from Nature.com presents a case that runs diametrically opposed to that canard.  Could the world ecosystem survive without mosquitoes?  Click here to read the fascinating theory that answers this pressing question.

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