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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Monday, 05 October 2015 00:00

Wikipedia Entry On Mosquito Repellents

Insect repellent

From Wikipedia

If you have ever wanted to know something about pretty much anything, you will usually  instinctively jump on Google, and search for the answer, right?  What is almost always at or near the top of your organic search engine results?  Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, will almost always have an entry discussing the desired subject.  For those looking to learn pretty much everything there is to learn about mosquito repellents, this entry has what you are looking for.

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Friday, 02 October 2015 00:00

How To Solve Your Mosquito Problem

How to Get Rid of Mosquitoes

From wikiHow

For the avid DIY'er, the website that they turn to most often for ideas is wikiHow.  When one wants to figure something out on their own, wikiHow usually has an easy to understand, graphics-rich explanation of how do approach the problem.  Ridding one's backyard of mosquitoes is no exception, as this post thoroughly explains.  This post gives you methods to combat mosquitoes, keep them away from your family, and getting to the problem before it starts.

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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


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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Insect Repellent Locator



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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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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For your Deck or Outdoor Sitting Area

From Mosquito Central

If you are one of the people with a large backyard that has tried to use a mosquito control product that isn't large enough, you are probably going to need to read this post from Mosquito Central.  The fact is:  Not every system is for every yard, even if the systems are multiplied to cover additional square footage.  This post gives some top recommendations for small, medium and large yards, and talks about different mosquito protection products as well for when you leave the protection of your yard.

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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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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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