Hints & Tips

To help you battle the bite this mosquito season…

Around The Home

Posted by on Feb 27, 2013 in Hints & Tips, Mosquitos Suck | 0 comments

Around The Home

Here are a few tips and tricks to help shut down the Mosquito factory around your home.     CLEAR OUT: Old tires – Drums – Buckets- Pots as all these can hold water and breed 1,000’s of Mosquitos. DRAINAGE: Keep ditches clear and free flowing so they can dry… soggy ditches can become a breeding ground.. TRASH CANS: Keep them covered and drill drainage holes in the bottom so they can drain if they do get water in them. KIDS TOYS: Keep plastic wading pools empty when not in use. Kids toys can hold enough water to breed mosquitos. BIRD BATHS: Keep them clean and flush them out several times a week or choose a birdbath with a fountain because the sound of dripping water will attract birds that naturally eat mosquitoes. WATERING: Do not over water potted plants and leave them soggy mosquitos can breed in them. GUTTERS: Gutters are a major breeding ground for Mosquitos. Wet leaves and dips or low spots hold water and can produce incredible numbers of mosquitos. Clogged gutters are a perfect breeding ground for...

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Helpful Animals

Posted by on Feb 20, 2013 in Hints & Tips, Mosquitos Suck | 0 comments

Helpful Animals

  TOADS: If you have a water feature around your home and are lucky enough to have toads around be nice to them as they can eat hundreds of mosquitos a night and their tadpoles eat mosquito larvae. Some estimates are a toad can live up to 20 years. BATS: 70% of the more than 1,000 bat species are insectivores, meaning they feed solely on insects. Some insectivorous bats can catch up to 600+ mosquitoes an hour! BIRDS: Several specific species of birds eat mosquitoes and adapt their diet when there is a higher concentration of mosquitoes present. Additionally, water fowl consume mosquito larvae in their normal...

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Facts & Figures

Posted by on Feb 1, 2013 in Hints & Tips, Mosquitos Suck | 0 comments

Facts & Figures

Mosquitos are weak fliers and do not venture far from where they hatch. Mosquitos lay up to 250 eggs at a time and they can hatch in 12- 16 days. According to the Dallas Morning News, in 2012 there were 5,100 cases of west Nile virus reported nationally and of those there were 229...

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