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If They Don’t Stop Biting, Bite Back

Monday, 3. March 2014 5:42

On a hot summer night, it’s quite difficult to understand why it’s necessary for mosquitoes to exist. Their buzzing is high-pitched and keeps you up, the bite of a female mosquito leaves a nasty, itchy bump and to top it all off, they have a tendency to distribute diseases among their bite victims. While repellents are a good solution, they’re tedious and constantly need reapplying. [...]

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What’s Biting Me?

Monday, 14. October 2013 11:48

We get phone calls all the time where a person will say, “I have bites all over my body! Please tell me what bug it is! I’m in over my head!” Unfortunately, identification of a pest can’t be done solely by looking at bug bites and you will have to look for other signs to identify the pest. The best thing to do Keep Reading

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Facts About Mosquitoes

Tuesday, 18. June 2013 8:59

We believe that it might be safe to say that the world will universally believe that mosquitoes are a nuisance, in fact, hated. They are dangerous, disease-carrying pests that attack every summer. With the surge of storms that have been hitting the states and especially after Sandy in the Northeast, there may be chances that mosquitoes may have a comeback. It is important to treat the area around your home and to protect yourself from this parasite. On a lighter note, here are some cool, or maybe not-so-cool, facts about mosquitoes: [...]

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Stay Safe: West Nile Virus 2012

Saturday, 25. August 2012 11:41

The West Nile Virus appeared in the US in 1999, although it was already prevalent in Africa, the Middle East and in West Asia. After its appearance was identified, forty-eight of the mainland states were also reported as being impacted by the virus. Even though some people who have the virus may show no symptoms at all, others who are affected can develop life threatening symptoms and illnesses. To stay safe from West Nile virus, there are some things that each individual should be aware of. Here’s some prevention and awareness information. [...]

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Mosquitoes Q & A

Tuesday, 12. January 2010 12:04

How fast can mosquitoes fly?

Depending upon the species, mosquitoes can fly at about 1 to 1.5 miles per hour.

How far can mosquitoes fly?

Mosquito species preferring to breed around the house, like the Asian Tiger Mosquito, have limited flight ranges of about 300 feet. Most species have flight ranges of 1-3 miles. Certain large pool breeders in the Midwest are often found up to 7 miles from known breeding spots. The undisputed champions, though, are the saltmarsh breeders – having been known to migrate up to 100 miles in exceptional circumstances, although 20 to 40 miles are much more common when hosts are scarce. When caught up in updrafts that direct them into winds high above the ground, mosquitoes can be carried great distances.
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