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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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Mosquito Swarm!

Posted by on Feb 12, 2013 in Mosquitos Suck, Videos | 0 comments

Mosquito Swarm!

Mosquitoes swarm inside our truck while on a hunting trip. Using Skeeter Screen Personal Spray, we sat inside the truck for over twenty minutes – without a single...

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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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Are You A Mosquito Magnet?

Posted by on Jan 20, 2013 in Mosquitos Suck | 0 comments

Experts try to crack the code behind why mosquitoes like some humans more than others. By Elizabeth Heubeck, M.A. WebMD Feature You’re flipping burgers for the neighborhood barbecue, and the mosquitoes have already begun their feast — on you. As you swat madly at the pests, you notice other folks seem completely unfazed. Could it be that mosquitoes prefer dining on some humans over others? This may clear up the mystery. It’s true. Mosquitoes do exhibit blood-sucking preferences, say the experts. “One in 10 people are highly attractive to mosquitoes,” reports Jerry Butler, PhD, professor emeritus at the University of Florida. Incidentally, it’s not dinner they’re sucking out of you. Female mosquitoes — males do not bite people — need human blood to develop fertile eggs. And apparently, not just anyone’s. Read the whole...

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