mosquito control

Possible Mosquito-Breeding Sources in Your Yard

From Santa Clara County Vector Control District

Are you one of the many people who have tried to control the rampant mosquito population in your backyard, only to realize that you are fighting a losing battle?  It seems as though no matter how much you spray, fog, and apply repellent, the mosquitoes not only keep coming back in waves, but they seem to keep multiplying.  It could be that you are overlooking the secret and hidden areas of your property that are actually providing an ideal breeding ground for the mosquito population.  This post from Santa Clara County in California gives a great chart that illustrates the areas of your property that are likely ideal breeding grounds for mosquitoes.  Paying attention to and correcting the issues in these areas will help cut the mosquito population in your backyard greatly, and will help you be able to get ahead of the swarm once and for all.

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Published in Mosquito Control
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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Published in Mosquito Control
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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Published in Mosquito Control
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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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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Pesticides Used in Mosquito Control

From The National Pesticide Information Center

The world of Pesticides and Insecticides can be a confusing and murky place.  Looking for information on brand names of insecticides and pesticides, if one even knows what the brand name is, can be difficult and contradictory.  Should one put their trust in a company to treat their backyard without knowing if the pesticides that they employ can be harmful to one's family and pets?  The best consumer is an infromed one, and thats where this post from the NPIC comes in.  This post breaks down the Pesticides into three categories:  Adult (flying) mosquitoes, Larval Mosquitoes, and Synergists.  Additionally, there are handy links to Fact sheets on the chemicals, reports from Governments agencies like the EPA, and Methodologies for employment of these chemicals.  

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There are a variety of products available on the market for the public and for professionals when it comes to mosquito control. Larvicides are chemicals designed to be applied directly to water to control mosquito larvae. Adulticides are used in fogging and spraying to control adult mosquitoes. Synergists are not toxic to the mosquitoes themselves, but they make adulticides more effective. Some communities provide mosquito control as a service to the public and may apply pesticides from trucks or planes. To find out whether or not your community sprays for mosquitoes, try contacting your local health department or local mosquito control district.

If you decide to use a pesticide for mosquito control, always remember to read and follow the label instructions carefully.

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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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Published in Mosquito Control
Wednesday, 17 June 2015 00:00

Are Mosquitoes Necessary?

Why Would God Create Mosquitoes?

From Reasons to Believe

There are certain paradoxical questions pertaining to the area of faith and theology that both believers and non-believers use to argue their case.  One of the most recent and famous appeared in a 2014 book, authored by Jesuit Priests that Run the Astrological Observatory at the Vatican in Rome, entitled "Would You Babtize An Extraterrestrial?".  Just ruminating over the title gets the intellectual juices flowing, doesn't it?  This post from Reasons To Believe posts a very similar question about one of our favorite topics, Mosquitoes: "Why Would God Create Mosquitoes?".  It is widely recognized that mosquiotes account for more deaths worldwide than anything else; so do mosquitoes have any redeeming qualities whatsoever, or any conceivable reason to exist at all?  The answer may surprise you...

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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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Published in Mosquito Control
Wednesday, 03 June 2015 00:00

How To Identify and Control Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes

Facts, Identification & Control

From Orkin

In order to combat the enemy, one needs to know the enemy.  That's where this post from Orkin comes in.  The ability to understand what constitutes a harmful pest and what isn't is the first step towards making your backyard or outdoor living space safe for your family.  This post gives you the lowdown on the appearance, behavior and habits, reproductive cycles, signs that you have an infestation of mosquitoes, and how to deal with an infestation once present.

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