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Top 5 Best & Worst Mosquito Repellants

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Thursday is the Fourth of July! It’s a time we will gather together with our families and friends; celebrating living in the world’s best country. We will commemorate our nation’s independence by waving flags at parades, cooling off in swimming pools, woofing down tons of hotdogs and potato salad at BBQ’s, and cap the day off by lighting or watching vibrant fireworks. With all of the day’s festivities, the last thing you want to worry about is blood-sucking pests like mosquitoes and ticks. One of the best ways to keep these irritating bugs from ruining your holiday is to wear a good insect repellant when you are outdoors. With so… Read More

Asian Tiger Mosquito

Asian Tiger Mosquitoes The Asian tiger mosquito or forest day mosquito, is characterized by its black and white striped legs, and small black and white striped body; similar to a tiger. The variation of the body size in adult mosquitoes depends on the density of the larval population and food supply within the breeding water. Because there is rarely and abundance of these two things, the average body size of an adult mosquito, is considerably less than 10 mm. These mosquitoes are native to the tropical and subtropical areas of Southeast Asia, however in the past couple of decades, this species has invaded many countries; through the transport of goods… Read More

How to Get Rid of Mosquitoes Before BBQ Season

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BBQ season is just around the corner, if not in full swing for some families. With hot dogs, potato salad, corn on the cob, and watermelon on the table, it is no wonder that mosquitoes want to be a part of the party. Let your guests enjoy their meal pest free and rid your yard of mosquitoes with these easy techniques that will prove to be a lifesaver. There are many things to briefly eliminate mosquitos such as bug spray and zappers but in order to reduce mosquitos for the entire season, you will probably want to take more drastic measures. Reduce Their Breeding Ground Reduce the amount of mosquitoes… Read More

Mosquitoes That Drink Blood By The Gallon: Meet The Gallinipper

If a regular mosquito was a smart car, than the gallinipper would be a Mack truck. It’s the goliath of all mosquitoes. A biting bug that is so terrifying that it has emptied entire schoolyards of screaming children. They are called gallinippers because it is believed they can nip a gallon of your blood. The worst part is that they are expected to invade South Florida in big numbers this mosquito season. What Is A Gallinipper?  We are headed to rainy season, and we all know that that means mosquitoes; and the largest blood sucking mosquito in the U.S. is the ‘Shaggy-Legged’ Gallinipper. The gallinipper, properly known as Psorophora ciliata,… Read More

Flies & Mosquitoes

Flies Fly is just a common name for an insect with a single pair of wings attached to it’s body. Flies are adapted for aerial movement and typically have short and streamlined bodies. Size: Adult flies range in size from 1/64 or an in long to upwards of 1/2 inch. Color: Flies range in color from dark grey, to a bright yellow. Habits: Flies are common occurrence in homes, particularly during more rural times when horses and livestock were used as transportation. Flies are found just about anywhere there are humans and often swarm near garbage piles and manure. They are considered a health risk and should be eliminated whenever possible. Diet: Flies eat a… Read More

Cash-Strapped States Needing More Mosquito Control

  The American Mosquito Control Association (AMCA) is growing more and more concerned about the level of mosquito control as state budgets shrink. Cash-strapped states face financial hardships due to the extensive wildfires this summer, leaving many mosquito control districts with a bigger job to do and fewer financial resources.   Mosquito Control Districts Mosquito Control Districts are government agencies that promote health and well being by protecting the public from disease and annoyance caused by mosquitoes. Districts are governed by a Board of Trustees, each representing one of the incorporated cities or counties within the District’s boundaries. Each Trustee is appointed by a City Council Member or by a County… Read More

Scientists Use STD Strategy to Control Mosquito Populations

A number of of so-called “bio-controls” have been released in Florida in the last few years, to help in the fight against damaging invasive plants and pest control problems. The newest insect control plan recommended by scientists, is to release squadrons of genetically modified male mosquitoes into an area of Key West FL, that is a known haven for a species of yard-dwelling mosquitoes. The mosquito species being targeted, is also the primary transmitter of dengue, a nasty, flu-like illness that sickens approximately 50 million people; annually. In severe cases, dengue can be fatal and there is no known treatment.The illness re-emerged in the Key West area in 2009, with… Read More

Mosquito Squad

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Mosquito Control in St. Louis

Today’s interview is between Thomas, Bulwark Exterminating, and Thomas, Pioneer Pest Management… So we will make it Thos003, Bulwark, and Tom, St. Louis Extraordinaire. So let’s chat about… Mosquito Control in St. Louis Thos003: Mosquito control is a challenge many pest control companies are not willing to face, so how long have you been working to target mosquitoes? Tom:We have been specifically focused on mosquitoes for about three years.  This market was under served from a mosquito control standpoint, so we have helped boost awareness that there are effective solutions available. We started using a backpack mist and that led to getting into system installation. Thos003: How long have you… Read More

Mosquito Count

Manitoba Health concludes that the numbers of Culex tarsalis mosquitoes,  mosquitoes known for carrying the West Nile Virus, are beginning to increase. The adult mosquito population is contingent on weather and pest control remedies. The weather will determine if their is enough moisture for the mosquitoes to reproduce. If the temperatures stay hot, and rains decline, allowing for  groundwater levels to fall then the normal water puddles and pools will dry kiling off the mosquitoes’ offspring. Pest control actions we take around our homes and properties to eliminate or treat stagnant waters used by mosquitoes will also determine severity of mosquito bites.  Quick tip, Mosquito Dunks are one of the… Read More