mosquito control

Thursday, 13 October 2016 00:00

What To Eat To Repel Mosquitoes

Controlling Mosquitoes

From Thrifty Fun

For those of us that are attractive meals to mosquitoes, there are no shortage of sprays, lotions, bracelets, fogs, etc. that purport to keep these blood-sucking pests away.  Unfortunately, as we all know, they don't really work that effectively at all.  This post from Thrifty Fun brings an age-old remedy from the early part of the century back and discusses whether there are certain foods or compounds that when ingested actually repel mosquitoes.

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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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Thursday, 01 October 2015 00:00

6 Natural Mosquito Repellents

6 Kinds of Natural Mosquito Repellent

From Healthline

If you are looking to keep mosquitoes away from your family, but don't want to turn to potentially harmful chemicals like DEET, this post is definitely for you.  Healthline presents six natural mosquito remedies that can keep these blood sucking, disease-spreading pests away without risking the health of your family or pets.  

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Wednesday, 30 September 2015 00:00

The Different Types of Mosquito Repellents

Mosquito Repellents: Types and Recommendations

From MSDH

If there is any place on Earth that would understand the mosquito problem, it is Mississippi.  With their swampy Delta, the scorching temperatures and opressive humidity, Mississippi is the ideal breeding land for the mosquito.  It just stands to reason that the Mississippi State Department of Health would have a clear understanding of the different types of mosquito repellents, both chemical and natural, and would be able to impart this knowledge to their state's residents properly.  This post does just that, and talks about the available mosquito repellents and insecticides, as well as makes recommendations about their appropriate usage.

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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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Insect Repellent Locator

From NPIC

 

Choosing the right insect repellent for your family can be daunting.  Not only are some chemicals unfamiliar, the brands are sometimes unfamiliar and difficult to trust.  This is especially the case if one is travelling abroad and needs protection from disease-spreading mosquitoes.  This handy tool from the National Pesticide Information Center allows you to plug in important variable such as the type of species from which one requires protection, the amount of time that one will be exposed to the pests, and whether the chemical will be used on children, to output the ideal chemical for one's situation.  The tool also has a handy search box which can be used to type in a chemical shown on a label to give the aforementioned information associated with the inputted product.

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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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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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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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Monday, 14 September 2015 00:00

Plant a Mosquito-Proof Outdoor Living Space

Grow Safe, Natural Mosquito Repellents

From Mother Earth News

These natural mosquito repellents, such as mosquito-repellent plants and homemade mosquito traps, will help you have a less buggy summer.

Trying to keep mosquitoes at bay can seem like a losing battle.  Most people will simply head to the store and pick up a mosquito repellent, most of which are based on a chemical known as DEET.  Unfortunately, studies are now appearing that show this ubiquitous mosquito repellent that is readily purchased in over-the-counter mosquito sprays is potentially very harmful to humans.  People that want to solve this pressing problem in a more natural way are looking for alternatives to chemical pesticides.  This post from Mother Earth News helps these people steer clear of land mines by exposing some natural mosquito control myths, as well as some proven methods for actually keeping mosquitoes at bay.

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