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We are The Mosquito Authority…

We are The Mosquito Authority… and we’re happy to be the exception, not the rule. In a world of cut-throat, money-motivated business types, we stand out. We are not a huge corporation that’s been bought for a price. We don’t have board meetings or wear business suits. And we aren’t in it just to make

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5 Things Every MOM Should Know About MOSQUITOES

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

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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

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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

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Mosquito-Borne Diseases

The threat is real. Check out this video by the American Mosquito Control Association… MOSQUITO-BORNE DISEASES Mosquito-borne diseases can be hard to detect and difficult to treat, often presenting as other more common illnesses like the flu. The links below outline mosquito-borne illnesses commonly transmitted by the mosquitoes, as well as the signs and symptoms you should look

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The Buzz About… Honey Bees!

At The Mosquito Authority, we know all things that buzz aren’t bad. In spite of its painful sting, the honey bee is responsible for both honey production and pollination. And those are two VERY important roles. That’s why the Honey Bee happens to be one of our favorite beneficial insects. Just ahead of the honey

"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

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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

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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

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