Where do Mosquitoes go in the Winter?

Alabama is home to about 60 different mosquito species. While some of these are just annoying bloodsuckers, others carry potentially deadly diseases. Regardless of the species of mosquito, they all have similar life cycles that begin with an egg. These eggs are laid individually on damp surfaces such as flat rooftops, unused pools, planters, gutters and discarded tires. After the eggs hatch, the mosquito larval and pupal stages are spent in water until they are ready to take flight as adults and continue their life cycles. As with most insects, mosquitoes are most active in the warm months of summer. During...
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Happy Holidays from MosquitoNix

As you and your family begin preparing for Labor Day celebrations, you may not have given a lot of thought to the types of pests that can interfere with your Holiday plans. One of the most detested of all the insects is the Mosquito. These tiny creatures can create quite an uproar during your holiday BBQ. What steps can you take to reduce the number of mosquitoes around your home? We will provide several useful tips to make your holiday plans more successful. The Problems Mosquitoes Bring Mosquitoes are nothing if not persistent. Since they require the blood of humans to...
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The Deadliest Creature in the World

Mosquitoes are the planet’s deadliest creature because of the devastating diseases that the bug transmits. Mosquito means “little fly” in Spanish, and there are more than 2,500 species of the insect. When mosquitoes reach their peak breeding season, there are more of them than any other creature on the Earth except for ants and termites. Why are Mosquitoes the Deadliest Creature in the World? Mosquitoes are the world’s most deadly creature because they convey malaria. The disease is especially destructive, killing around one million people each year. Not only does Malaria kill many people, but it also incapacitates 200 million more...
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Tips for Your Labor Day BBQs

No one wants to spend their Labor Day BBQ fighting off pests such as flies, mosquitoes, and wasps. However, pests such as these are very likely to interrupt your holiday gatherings unless you undergo a bit of preparation to prevent this. Below are several helpful tips you can employ before and during your Labor Day gathering to ensure everything goes smoothly. Tips to Use Before Your BBQ You can use a few simple techniques to drastically reduce the number of biting and stinging insects that crash your party. Four helpful tips are outlined below. Remove Stagnant Water Mosquitoes love sources of...
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The Deadliest Mosquito Viruses

Mosquitoes are common outdoor pests. These creatures are known to carry and spread various diseases. Some conditions are fatal. It is important to identify the deadliest mosquito viruses, where in the world they are most common, and how to keep these insects away. Deadliest Mosquito Viruses Malaria. Malaria is a condition that destroys the liver. Parasites multiply in the body and cause headaches and other flu-like symptoms. If not treated properly, this disease is fatal. Malaria is mostly found in tropical climates. The highest rates of transmission occur in Africa. Yellow Fever. This disease is commonly found in South America and...
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