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a fly-like insect that is capable of transmitting malaria and encephalitis, among other diseases, when feeding on human blood

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Genetically Modified Mosquitoes Will Be Released in Florida

Humans have been genetically modifying organisms for decades. In the 90’s it started with fruit and vegetables. In the 2000’s scientists began editing genes in non-plant life. Here we are in the year 2020 and there are plans to release 750 million genetically modified mosquitoes into the wild. It definitely sounds like the plot of […]

21 Aug
2020
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Pest Control for your pets

Pests that Affect Your Cats and Dogs

According to the Washington Post, 68% of households have a cat or dog. Some have both. In this article we want to name the pests that affect your furry buddy the most. Which pests are most harmful to your faithful companion? Fleas Fleas absolutely love cat and dog fur. The flea is able to live […]

09 Jun
2020
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All About Mosquito Bites

Floridians know a thing or two about mosquito bites. If you have lived here or spent any time here, you have been a victim of the mosquito bite. In Central Florida, mosquitoes are a year-round threat, although we do see much more mosquito activity in the spring, summer and fall than the winter months. We […]

11 May
2020
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Great Mosquito Repellent

We have written plenty of articles about keeping away bugs and mosquitoes in particular. We’ve all been there: enjoying your time outside with friends and family then you feel a painful bite from a mosquito. It can really ruin your fun. There are a plethora of mosquito and bug repellents on the market today. Many […]

20 Aug
2019
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Four Interesting Facts About Mosquitoes You May Not Know

The mosquito is a very common pest throughout the world. If you go almost anywhere on this planet, you will run into this pest. Most people know some information about mosquitoes. In this article we will point out four facts about the mosquito which are not commonly known. Mosquitoes do not like wind. The mosquito […]

15 Jul
2019
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What Bit Me? – Identifying Bug Bites

Almost anywhere you go on Earth you will have to deal with bugs. And a portion of these bugs are biters. Most of them don’t bite for the thrill of it. They felt threatened in some way and reacted in self-defense. Conversely, some bugs may bite you because they want to feast on your blood. […]

04 Jun
2019
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Lemon Eucalyptus Oil as Effective as DEET

The CDC states that lemon eucalyptus oil is “comparable to DEET in effectiveness”. After all, no one wants to spray chemicals on their body. But, when you have mosquitoes dive-bombing you every three seconds, you do what you have to do. But, if this natural repellent can work just as well, it is a no-brainer. There can […]

23 May
2019
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Risk of West Nile Virus in Florida

What is West Nile Virus? It is a single-stranded RNA virus that causes the host to run a fever and have other flu-like symptoms. It is a member of the Flaviviridae family of viruses which contain yellow, dengue and Zika.  Other symptoms may include rash, swollen lymph nodes, tremors and even paralysis. The worst cases […]

21 May
2019
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How to Keep Mosquitoes from Breeding in Your Bird Bath

Florida is home to many beautiful species of birds. There are hundreds of different types of birds found in Florida. Many of them can be found around your yard. Bird lovers like to put bird feeders and bird baths in their yard to help the animal and to enjoy the company of it at the […]

06 May
2019
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Where Do Mosquitoes Go When It Gets Cold?

Here in Central Florida we deal with mosquitoes most of the year. But in those few months where it cools off, there are no mosquitoes to be found. Florida mosquitoes go into hibernation just like the mosquitoes up north do. When the temperature dips below 50 degrees Fahrenheit, the mosquitoes go into “diapause“, basically a […]

11 Dec
2018
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