mosquito control

Monday, 10 October 2016 00:00

How To Get Rid Of Mosquitoes

How to Get Rid of Mosquitoes

From do my own pest control

Wouldn't it be great if you were just 3 steps away from ridding your home and backyard of mosquitoes once and for all?  This post from Do my own pest control has the answer for you.  This post presents an easy, 3 step method for removing mosquitoes from your property and consequently protecting your family from mosquito borne diseases.

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Tuesday, 06 September 2016 00:00

Is Mosquito Control A Losing Proposition?

Why Researchers Can't Control Mosquitoes

From ABC News

According to this post from ABC News, there are around 3,000 different mosquito species around the world, and around 50-60 species that transmit serious diseases to humans.  This as much as anything else explains why erradicating them can seem like an uphill battle.  Mosquitoes are adaptable, and grow resistant to human methods for erasing them.  The post goes on to posit some potential methods for success, but recognizes that this is a battle that will require vigilance.

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College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences
Cooperative Extension Service

Keeping mosquito populations at bay is an annual struggle for many municipalities and residential areas around the country.  Keeping mosquito populations and their associated diseases that they carry and spread to humans and pets can seem like an overwhelming task when you consider that only treating adult populations is futile.  A comprehensive approach is required that accounts for larvae, adult treatment, and mitigation of breeding areas.  According to this post from South Dakota University, homeowners can play a major role in mosquito control efforts.

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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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Stop Raising Mosquitoes in Your Yard!

From Colorado Mosquito Control

Everyone complains about the swarms of mosquitoes in their yard and property.  The annoying, biting, disease-carrying mosquitoes are everpresent, and they seem to be in endless supply.  What most people may not realize is that they are likely contributing to the problem by not addressing areas of standing water in and around their property.  This post from Colorado Mosquito Control points out the key areas in which standing water is actually facilitating the breeding of mosquitoes right in your own yard.

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Remember, standing water means mosquitoes. Any standing, stagnant water that remains for 7 to 10 days after a rain can, and usually will, produce mosquitoes. For example, one coffee can full of water has been shown to produce in excess of 10,000 mosquitoes over an entire summer season

Empty all water holding containers in your yard on a regular basis, at least once a week, children's wading pools, rain barrels, buckets, bird baths and stored boats are prime examples of mosquito breeding sites.

Over-watering and poor irrigation practices are common producers of mosquitoes around the home, in parks and on golf courses. Report standing water to appropriate maintenance personnel.

Clean out eaves troughs and down spouts of leaves and other debris that slows drainage.

Ditches must be kept free of vegetation and other debris to promote rapid drainage, and pond edges should be kept clean of cattails and other aquatic vegetation. This is where mosquito larvae develop and mature. To reduce the number of adult mosquitoes in your yard:

Keep your lawn mowed as short as is practical.

Keep all ornamental shrubs and bushes trimmed and pruned to open them up to light and air flow. This will not only give mosquitoes one less place to hide, but will promote growth and vigor in the plant.

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Information on Mosquito Control


For most homeowners, the idea of mosquito control doesn't extend beyond relying on their municipality to spray and to apply store bought mosquito repellent.  This method doesn't reduce the likelihood of contracting one of the many harmful diseases that can be spread to humans via mosquito bites such as west nile virus, chikunguna and zika.  This post from the State of California discusses all aspects of mosquito control, including what the homeowner is actually doing unwittingly to make the problem worse.  This is a comprehensive look at mosquitoes, their habits, and how to do one's part in keeping the populations at bay to protect one's family.

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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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From Elk Grove Village, IL

Most urban municipalities have programs and resources in place for mosquito control.  The overwhelming majority of residents in any commmunity rely on these methods as their sole means of mosquito control.  This is a mistake, as is illustrated in this post by Elk Grove Village, IL's municipal website.  The homeowner must take steps to control mosquitoes in and around their home, as macro control methods like those employed by municipalities don't account for standing water, rain barrels, junk or old toys, old playsets, swimming pools, wading pools, leaky pipes, pet bowls, vegetation, etc.  Being an active participant in killing and controlling mosquito populations by taking control of your own propery makes one part of the solution.

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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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