mosquito control

Ultrasound mosquito repellents: Zapping the myth

From BBC

There is no shortage of gadgets, gizmos, and apps that claim to control mosquitoes.  Those that are tired of and concerned about the possible long-term effects of DEET based and other chemical sprays, lotions, gels, and devices, have turned to these electronic devices and apps to repel mosquitoes.  While the ever-present threat of mosquito vector diseases is growing daily, will the people that rely on the aforementioned electronic solutions really be protected?  This post from the BBC gives you the surprising answer.

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How to keep your yard mosquito-free this summer

From Newsnet 5

Not everyone has the meanst to have professional yard services spray for mosquitoes, or can afford to constantly purchase chemicals to keep these pests away.  Those that have a DIY bent, and want to save money are hard-pressed to keep their yard free from mosquitoes and consequently are held hostage by these pests.  This post from Newsnet 5 presents some common-sense, low-cost ways to fight the mosquitoes, and re-claim one's backyard living space without spending a fortune.

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Use Do-It-Yourself Tips for Natural Backyard Mosquito Control Systems

From Natural News

There is no question that advances in chemistry have made the battle against mosqitoes a little more of a fair one.   However, using pesticides can have long term toxcity on humans and pets, and their effects are not fully understood at this time.  This post from Natural News presents a handful of all natural, common sense ways to combat mosquitoes without the use of harmful pesticides.  Interestingly, one of the recommendations of this post is to use a spray with pyrethrins, which is the natural compound that is used in Bug Off Mister's automatic mosquito misting systems.

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Spraying for Mosquitoes in the Backyard

From Iowa State University Horticulture

With all of the wet weather that has plagued the Midwest this Spring season, the demand for mosquito yard treatments are booming.  What most people don't realize is that there is a great difference between store-bought fogging systems, mosquito backpack sprayers, aerosols, and repellents.  These products and services vary in chemical composition, application techniques, and effectiveness.  This post from the Iowa State University Horticulture department goes into great detail about all the various methods and techniques for effective mosquito yard spraying.

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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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Store-Bought and Homemade Natural Mosquito & Insect Repellents

From Good Housekeeping

Combatting mosquitoes requires an intelligent approach, and some good common sense.  In addition to knowing the enemy, its behaviors, and its preferences, it is smart to know what weapons are necessary to bring to the fight.  This post from Good Housekeeping gives some sound advice on all of these fronts, to help you take an intelligent approach to winning the war against Mosquitoes and the diseases that they spread to your family.

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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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How Get Rid of Mosquitoes in Your Yard

From Popular Mechanics

If you are struggling with swarming and biting mosquitoes in your yard, the first place you might think to turn to for information probably wouldn't be Popular Mechanics.  This post by Popular Mechanics, however, gives you some very practical tips and ideas for mosquito control.  Most involve preventative measures to keep mosquito breeding areas dry and therefore unwelcome for mosquito larvae, but it's a good refresher as to how to keep mosquitoes out of the yard in the first place.

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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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