Archive for May, 2012

Plants That Repel Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes are not only annoying pests, they are also dangerous, disease-carrying insects. Come the summer and spring seasons, mosquitoes can multiply by the thousands and many people rely on mosquito repellents to protect themselves. The downside of mosquito repellents, however, is their inclusion of toxic ingredients like DEET. It’s high time to look into a safer and more natural mosquito repellent: plants.

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Mosquito Fish Control for Mosquito Control

An overpopulation of mosquitoes can pose as a major health risk for the community. The spring and summer months provide the most ideal conditions for mosquitos to breed. Because of rain during these seasons, still water is collected everywhere, giving mosquitoes places for them to lay their eggs. Neglected ponds and pools are also potential breeding grounds. However, introducing a certain type of fish that feeds on mosquito larvae is an effective solution for mosquito control. Meet the Mosquitofish.

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Mosquito Repellent

Nothing is more annoying than having mosquitoes in the midst while you and your family or friends engage in outdoor activities such as camping, meals on the patio, or having a garden party. They ruin the mood and your peace of mind. If you want to have some outdoor fun, an important staple in your bag should be mosquito repellent.

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Mosquito Fogger

Planning to hold a barbecue in your backyard for your friends? But what are you going to do about those pesky mosquitoes? A quick and effective solution to your insect problem is the Black Flag Insect Fogger. Easy to use, and highly effective, you can easily get rid of those mosquitoes with just a click of the igniter and a turn of a knob.

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DIY Mosquito Control

How do you eliminate an outbreak in mosquito population by the thousands? There are a number of do-it-yourself fixes you can do to control the population of mosquitoes in your backyard. These solutions usually involve a few lightweight equipment from the hardware store and some ingenuity. Forget about bug zappers propane mosquito catchers. You’ll need a bigger weapon for all those mosquitoes.

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How to Make Mosquito Bites Stop Itching

Mom always says to never scratch an insect bites such as from mosquitoes, but isn’t that a little hard to do? After a bite, the affected area of your skin can itch like crazy. The red bumps that form on your skin are actually your body’s allergic reaction to the mosquito’s saliva, and sometimes it gets unbearably itchy. Luckily, there’s a simple solution to reduce the itching from a mosquito bite.

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Best Mosquito Repellent for Yard

Your backyard can become a breeding ground for mosquitos if not maintained properly, especially during rainy days when everything is wet. Mosquitoes lay eggs in water—even the smallest puddles in your yard can help mosquitos reproduce. If you have noticed yourself or other people getting mosquito bites often when in your backyard, it’s time to take a close look at where the mosquitoes are breeding—and how to eliminate them.

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Mosquito Plants

Nature has its own unique way of controlling pests. Aside from plants that produce natural chemicals that repel mosquitoes, there are also plants that devour such insects! Famous conservationist David Attenborough shows us two of the most common mosquito eating plants and how they work by trapping insects.

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