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What Happens to Mosquitos In During The Winter?

Like all insects, mosquitos are cold-blooded creatures which means that they are incapable of regulating their body heat. This means that their body temperature is essentially the same as their surroundings. Mosquitoes actually function best when at 80 degrees F, and tend to become lethargic at 60 degrees F, they actually cannot function below 50 degrees F. If you live or visit tropical areas then be expected to see [...]

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When is Mosquito Season and when does it end?

Depending on where you live, it might seem like mosquito season lasts all year long and unfortunately in some states that might be true. No matter where you live, though, mosquitoes are irritating. The best way to avoid these pests and their itchy bites is to know when they’re most active so you can help defend yourself. Find out when mosquito season occurs in your region and learn how [...]

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Why are there still Mosquitos in October?

Fall is finally here with cooler temperatures, football season, and pumpkin spice everything. Spending time outside on a sunny fall day should be an enjoyable experience. But for some, they are still experiencing some of the more annoying aspects of the summer, including mosquito bites. Why are some people still prone to getting bit when summer has been officially over for weeks? Let’s take a look at two primary [...]

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What Happens to Ticks in the Fall?

Do ticks die after the first frost? On average, the first frost in New England can occur as early as October.  While the frost may kill mosquitoes and take out what’s left in your garden, it will not kill deer ticks.  Ticks will actually retreat when the first freeze occurs but they certainly will not give up the battle. Where do ticks hide during the fall? Ticks will take refuge [...]

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Mosquitoes Can Be A Pest Even in the Fall Months

Although the itchy welts of mosquitoes are associated with summer, these pests actually flourish well into the fall months and can transmit a multitude of diseases, including West Nile virus and eastern equine encephalitis (EEE). According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), more that 29,000 people in the U.S. have been infected with WNV since 1999, with 11,760 of those cases resulting in serious illness. Although mosquitoes are considered a summer [...]

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The Do’s & Don’ts of Mosquito Care For Your Dog

It is peak summertime. If you are a dog owner then you know what season it really is: flea/tick/mosquito season. This is the time of the year when you become wary of letting your dog be outside. While mosquito bites tend to be an annoying nuisance these pesky bugs can also carry deadly consequences and even transmit diseases like heart worm and West Nile. While you can treat your [...]

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