Whether you’re going on an outdoor adventure or just hanging out in your backyard, making sure you and your family are protected from mosquitoes is a top priority. Mosquitoes can carry a variety of dangerous diseases, from Zika virus to West Nile virus. So, while we do recommend hiring Mosquito Authority to mosquito-proof your home, it is always good to have a few natural mosquito repellents and treatments at your disposal for day-to-day activities.
Observed on August 20th, World Mosquito Day is a time to stress the importance of protection against and control of mosquitoes. The first step towards better mosquito control is educating yourself on the effects of these pests and knowing how they can endanger you and your loved ones. Here’s what you should know about World Mosquito Day and why it is vital to learn the facts when it comes to these pests.
Article for ScienceDaily Outlines Reasons Behind Mosquitoes’ Attraction to Humans
Ever wonder why mosquitoes are so attracted to humans? In a recent article for ScienceDaily, scientists from the journal Current Biology discuss what exactly makes humans so attractive to these pests. While most people would think that biting humans is innate to all mosquitoes, this is not actually the case. In fact, with over 3,000 species of mosquito in the world today, researchers say that only a few of those have acquired a taste for human blood. So, what is it that draws certain types of mosquitoes to humans?
Know what to expect as your child returns to school during a pandemic.
It’s about that time: summer is coming to an end, classroom supply lists are coming out, and kids are preparing to return to school. However, the start of the school year will be much different than any we have experienced before. Due to the restrictions and social distancing guidelines in effect to prevent the spread of COVID-19, classrooms and school activities have had to be significantly modified. To make sure your children are prepared for the new school year, here are some tips from the CDC on how to ensure a safe transition back to school:
As you know, we at Mosquito Authority love bees almost as much as we dislike mosquitoes! We train our Specialists to only treat areas where mosquitoes live and hang out, and to avoid blooming foliage where pollinators reside. Our founder, Joey Osborne, is a beekeeper, as are many of our franchisees and customers, and there are no reported ill effects even though we treat within 10 feet of active, healthy, backyard hives.
Dr. Craig Stoops, our resident Entomologist, helps answer some of our commonly-asked questions about pollinators we see in our yards.