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Weather Affects Mosquito Behavior

Morning again. The sun rises, the birds chirp, and you start to sweat immediately.

It is definitely summer.

Record highs will be threatened throughout the southern Plains, especially in Houston and New Orleans, as reported by USA Today. A cold front moving from the central Plains will bring thunderstorms into the Midwest. Along with plenty of lightning, people in those areas can expect plenty of mosquitoes.

Kinda brings new meaning to “When it rains, it pours,” right?

Mosquitoes thrive in wet, humid weather. They usually lay their eggs in water, so standing water after a storm provides the perfect breeding ground for them.

A proven way to eliminate the threat is Mosquito Squad. Even if you live on a lake, the barrier sprays or automatic misting sytems can protect your property from multiplying mosquitoes. Plus, it’s less toxic than those personal bug sprays, so you know you and your family will be safe.

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Bill Gates’ Dramatic Demonstration

At the Technology, Entertainment, Design Conference in February, Bill Gates took the stage in an effort to prevent malaria.

As shown in this Youtube video, Gates unleashed a swarm of mosquitoes supposedly infected with malaria. He waited a few moments before revealing they did not actually have malaria.

Since retiring as head of Microsoft in 2008, Gates has spent millions fighting malaria through his foundation.

While malaria is not a threat in the United States, you can protect yourself from diseases like West Nile Virus and Lyme Disease by using Mosquito Squad. Its eco-friendly spray will protect you and your family from harm all year long.

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Are You a Mosquito Magnet?

Have you ever been at a barbeque or some outdoor party and gotten a ton of mosquito bites-and your friend only got a few? I know I have.

My mom used to tell me that bugs are attracted to me because I’m “especially sweet.” Yeah…thanks.

This article I found on Web MD showed that mosquitoes are more attracted to certain people for scientific reasons. Since the top reason was genetics, I guess I can thank my mom for being so sweet.

Check out the article to find other reasons you might be a “mosquito magnet.”

The article also mentions that, while some locations may have more mosquitoes than others, no area is truly immune. If  you are “especially sweet,” like me, then you  might want to try out Mosquito Squad. It’s a great alternative to using a personal repellant and will protect you and everyone on your property from those blood suckers.

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For kids: Swat the Mosquito Game

Looking for a fun way to keep your kids occupied, while improving their math and coordination skills? Try this fun game where you try to squat mosquitoes as quickly as possible!

Mosquito Swat game

Kids learn the dangers of mosquitoes from an early age. Keep them protected with Mosquito Squad, a proven way to kill mosquitoes without harmful chemicals.

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Summer Safety

With summer break approaching for kids, parents are looking to the great outdoors to find a healthy source of fun. There are plenty of activities to keep families busy, between parks, sports, and festivals. Whether as a parent or just someone who enjoys the great outdoors, the last thing you want to worry about are bug bites.
Your mosquito bites may be annoying and painful, but they’re also dangerous. Check out this article I found recently…
Mosquitos feed on Robert Harrell at the University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute's Insect Transformation Facility in Rockville, Md. on Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Pulling malaria from mosquitoes to fight disease


The Associated Press
Tuesday, June 9, 2009; 3:03 AM

“WASHINGTON– Think your job’s tedious? Try beheading 100 mosquitoes an hour.

Gently, no smushing allowed. Malaria parasites lurk in these mosquitoes’ salivary glands, and a small company on the outskirts of the nation’s capital needs them unharmed for a dramatic test – attempting the first live vaccine to fight malaria.

A global push is on to eradicate this ancient scourge, and increasingly scientists are exploring how to use the mosquito itself to help – not just with the vaccine research but also, conversely, by breeding insects that are less able to spread malaria. “

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The article mentions some scary statistics. Nearly a quarter-billion people get malaria each year, and it kills almost 1 million.

While malaria is not a problem in the U.S., the West Nile Virus and Lyme Disease are.

Protect yourself and your loved ones from mosquitoes and ticks with the help of Mosquito Squad. It’s fast, easy, AND it takes the worry out of outdoor fun.

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