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10 Facts About Mosquitoes

Every spring, Americans start complaining about mosquitoes invading their property. Yes, we know they bite, but how much else do you really know about this ubiquitous pest? There are approximately 3,500 species of mosquitoes, about 175 of which can be found in the United States. Only female mosquitoes bite. Mosquitoes feed on vegetable and fruit…

Striped mosquito eating blood on human skin

7 Facts About Mosquitoes

Check Out These Amazing Mosquito Facts Mosquitoes are certainly not the most endearing creatures. They can bite, carry disease, and their incessant buzzing is enough to annoy even the most patient of people. Despite their numerous shortcomings, mosquitoes are quite fascinating. The following are a few mosquito facts that we find particularly interesting. Fact #1…

Tips For Keeping Mosquitoes Away All Summer Long

It’s unfortunate that summer cookouts are synonymous with pesky mosquitoes. You should be able to spend quality time in your backyard without worrying about these insects biting you, and that’s why it’s important that you go on the offensive. The following control measures will stop mosquitoes from interrupting your summer cookouts. More importantly, they will…

Is Zika Still a Threat in the U.S.?

In 2017, the CDC’s national monitoring system reported 427 cases of symptomatic Zika virus within the United States: Exactly 416 cases were the result of travelers returning from a Zika-affected area. Four cases were attributable to local mosquito-borne transmissions in Florida. Seven cases were attributable to other sources like sexual contact. In the U.S. Territories—American Samoa, Guam,…

Common Mosquito Repellent Myths

While the CDC has been clear about what kinds of mosquito repellents work the best, myths about the product continue to circulate. According to the agency, chemical repellents that include DEET are the most effective way to repel the bugs. But, for a DEET repelling product to be effective, it must be used properly, and…