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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...
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If you are going to host a barbecue with your friends and family for Labor Day, you will want to take steps to provide the best possible experience. Preparing great food and planning fun games will get you started in the right direction, but you will also want to keep mosquitoes away from your yard during the event. Although people often accept mosquitoes as a part of life that they can’t avoid, you can try many things to get the problem under control, and your guests will be pleased. Keeping these pests away from your Labor Day celebration will make the...
Mosquitoes are some of the most dangerous creatures on earth. All over the world, they transmit serious diseases like those described below. Malaria According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there were 212 million cases of malaria worldwide in 2015. Close to 430,000 people, most of them children in Asia and Africa, died from the illness. Malaria is transmitted by the Anopheles mosquito, and it affects red blood cells. Complications include high fever, chills and other flu-like symptoms. The CDC reported 1,500 cases of malaria in the U.S. in 2015. Most patients were bitten and infected while traveling in...
Homeowners in Atlanta often have the impression that mosquitoes are everywhere and that little can be done to reduce their population levels. The reality, however, is that mosquito problems can be stamped out if the breeding grounds that the mosquitoes use to reproduce are eliminated. The life expectancy of most mosquitoes is less than a month. Moreover, mosquitoes continue to prefer staying near wet environments once they reach adulthood. It is rare to find mosquitoes venturing far from their initial breeding grounds, so homeowners can keep most mosquitoes away by improving drainage and installing deterrents. Top Breeding Grounds The most common...