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When a single mosquito bite has the potential to expose your family to daunting diseases like Zika and West Nile, it's time to get serious about protecting yourself and those you love from these buzzing, flying health hazards. How do you choose the right mosquito repellent for your family? Read the Ingredients The list of substances that people say keep mosquitoes away is pretty lengthy. The list of things that experts agree will repel mosquitoes is far shorter. Why waste your time, money and effort on a product that might not keep your family safe? When shopping for a mosquito repellent,...
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People often complain about mosquito infestations, but they don't really think about where these insects are coming from. They show up beginning in the early spring because of Atlanta's hot and humid weather. As summer sets in, mosquitoes triple and quadruple in number until they diminish in late fall. If you want to stop mosquitoes before they invade your yard, start looking in a few inconspicuous places. 3 Places Where You Can Find Mosquitoes Pet Bowls Pet bowls make great breeding spots for mosquitoes. The females lay their eggs in water dishes and fly away to continue their lifecycle. Meanwhile, the...
As far as pests are concerned, mosquitoes continually rank as one of the top offenders that people have to deal with. As the weather gets warmer, these tiny bloodsuckers begin to show up in and around homes across the country. However, their numbers begin to significantly decrease as the cooler weather of Fall approaches. Have you ever wondered where they go in the winter? Here we will discuss the life cycle of the mosquito in a little more detail.  Stages of Mosquito Development & Reproduction Mosquitoes are some of the most resilient creatures on the planet and can survive in a...
Mosquitoes are one of the most common pests that homeowners across American experience. Mosquitoes can disrupt your peace of mind and leave behind painful and itchy bites. Unfortunately, mosquitoes are also a potential health hazard for many people. It stands to reason that you'll want to treat any mosquito infestations promptly. Below is some basic information about mosquitoes and the problems they can create.  What are Mosquitoes?  Mosquitoes are very common pests belonging to the same classification as flies. Mosquitoes are equipped with a pair of wings, long thin legs, and a small head with a large proboscis. Mosquitoes are considered...
You might feel pretty sheltered from seriously threatening animals these days, but some parts of the world harbor some pretty dangerous creatures. In the waters off the coast of Australia, virtually invisible box jellyfish trail 15 stinging tentacles that are capable of stopping the heart in minutes. In eastern Africa, the black mamba, which reaches speeds of nearly 13 mph, can deliver enough neuro- and cardio-toxic venom to kill 10 people. Even man’s best friend is responsible for 25,000 deaths annually, mostly due to rabies-infected stray and feral dogs. However, none of these scary creatures can hold a candle to the...