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Free Mosquito Awareness Guide

There are so many things I didn’t know about mosquitoes. Important things. Serious things. Scary things. We read. We watch the news. We like to consider ourselves to be informed, concerned parents, and our children’s welfare is most certainly our top priority. But mosquitoes were not on our radar as anything more than a pain in

EV-D68: Another Type of Virus

When it comes to protecting our kids, mosquito-borne viruses aren’t our only concern. There is a rare respiratory virus going around.  It’s serious enough that it’s sending kids to the hospital. Fortunately, it’s rarely life-threatening. Being parents ourselves, we feel compelled to do our part to spread the word. The first place we went to research was the

Mosquito ID

Mosquitoes can be some of the most difficult insects to correctly identify. Due to their small size and similar features, it can be almost impossible to tell one type of mosquito from another. Let’s get up close and personal with some of the most common mosquitoes here in the United States! Black mosquito with striking

"Mosquito-borne diseases (and really all vector-borne diseases) are preventable.  Mosquitoes remind us to protect ourselves, and we should take every opportunity to do that." - Dr. Rebecca Trout Fryxell, Medical and Veterinary Entomologist 

Most Important Message of “Mosquito Week”

We asked a third-party entomologist (bug expert!) what the ONE message we should be focusing on this week would be. Here is what she said:  As “mosquito week” draws to a close and mosquitoes fall out of the limelight, we ask you to do just that. Please protect yourself. *Dr. Fryxell is in no way associated

Be Mosquito Free! Prevention & Protection

In order to be effective, mosquito control must be comprehensive.  Preventative mosquito control offered by companies like ours is only a small part of being completely protected. Just remember… Drain, Dress, Defend! DRAIN Remove standing water from around your home. It only takes a bottle cap’s worth of standing water to cause a mosquito problem. Common culprits

National Mosquito Control Awareness Week 2014

DID YOU KNOW ONLY FEMALE MOSQUITOES BITE?  National Mosquito Control Awareness Week 2014 The week of June 22 – June 28, 2014 has been declared the eighteenth annual “National Mosquito Control Awareness Week” by the American Mosquito Control Association (AMCA). The AMCA, an international organization of nearly 2,000 public health professionals, has been dedicated to

The Threat is Real

Mosquitoes don’t just make you itch.   Even in the United States where mosquito-related deaths are relatively few, mosquitoes can carry deadly diseases like West Nile and Encephalitis. And while we’re not here to frighten you, we do believe it is our duty to provide you with accurate, helpful information about the diseases mosquitoes carry

What’s Bugging You?

In the summer months bugs of all sorts are at their peak of activity. They’re busy crawling, hopping, flying and even hitching rides as they make their way around your yard. Sometimes it’s difficult to distinguish mosquitoes from their flying friends…gnats, flies and midges. Some of our customers occasionally call us for a mosquito respray