mosquito control

Tuesday, 05 July 2016 00:00

A DIY Guide To Mosquito Repellents

5 DIY Mosquito Repellents for Your Backyard

from Swim University

What does a swimming pool expert know about repelling mosquitoes?  Well, it turns out, quite a bit.  Mosquitoes and swimming pools go hand in hand for obvious reasons, and this post from Matt Giovanisci gives a handy guide to 5 mosquito repellents and services that are available to homeowners both with and without swimming pools.  

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Thursday, 24 March 2016 00:00

Do Natural Mosquito Repellents Work?

Natural Mosquito Repellents: Which Work + Which Don't

From Rodale's Organic Life

Mosquitoes are coming, and they are coming in swarms.  There is no way to avoid them, so most people will head to the stores to purchase a mosquito repellent.  Unfortunately, DEET-based mosquito repellents have been shown to be potentially harmful to humans.  The alternative is a home remedy, or natural solution, but do these methods have any teeth?  This post from Rodale's Organic Life puts the natural mosquito repellent remedies to the test, and reports on this crucial question.

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A day of outdoor fun can be ruined when you discover swarms of mosquitos sucking the blood from your veins and the joy from your soul. You don't want to cover yourself in DEET, but you don't want to spend your evenings worrying about West Nile or covered in calamine lotion. So we combed the Internet to find the best organic mosquito-repelling methods and sacrificed our own skin in order to test them out, then had our intrepid web producer David Oblas model each method. Here's what to use and when to use it, plus, what you shouldn't even bother trying.


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Easy Update: Mosquito-Repelling Potagerie

From One Kings Lane

With all of the time, effort, and resources that are spent on finding chemicals, sprays, balms, wristbands, etc. to repel mosquitoes, it may come as a surprise to some that the answer may be easily accessible at the local garden center.  This post from One Kings Lane shows how to liberate your outdoor living area with a simple potageire, or foliage arrangement.  Using plants like Catnip, Geranium, and Citronella plants arranged properly, the mosquitoes will steer clear of your space and allow you to enjoy the great outdoors again, naturally!

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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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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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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



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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From University Of Florida IFAS Extension

When it comes to protecting oneself from mosquitoes, there is no substitute for wearing proper clothing, and protecting one's exposed areas with some type of repellent.  While repellents don't kill any mosquitoes, they make the humans less attractive to these blood suckers.  When looking for an effective repellent, it is easy to get confused.  There are many different products with differing active ingredients so where does one look for information?  This post from the University of Florida IFAS Extension provides a very good chart of the most popular mosquito repellents, lists their active ingredients, and shows how long the average complete protection time is.  This will help one decide which of these products is best.

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What really works against bug bites

Consumer Reports reveals new, safer options to keep mosquitoes and ticks at bay

From Consumer Reports

Keeping your family safe from the diseases that mosquitoes transmit to people can be a confusing world of insecticides, gels, wristbands, sonic devices, bug zappers, backpack soldiers, etc. etc.  Most people don't know where to turn to get unbiased, solid information about what works and what is a waste of money.  This post from Consumer Reports delivers exactly the kind of impartial information that you would expect from the leading consumer review and comparision organization. 

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