Outdoor Mosquito Control

Zika: It’s Still a Thing. Mosquito-Borne Virus Remains in the U.S.

Zika: It’s Still a Thing. Mosquito-Borne Virus Remains in the U.S.

Zika has not made news headlines this spring the way it did last year. But the mosquito-borne virus is still a threat. Cases have been reported in the continental United States this year, including parts of South Florida and Texas. About 100 cases of Zika have appeared in North Carolina since 2015. What to Know about Zika But enough numbers. The reason you care: Zika spreads easily through mosquito bites. Many people who have been infected with the Zika virus won’t know it; they may have no symptoms or mild symptoms, such as: ● A fever ● Rash ● Joint pain ● Red eyes ● Muscle pain ● Headache...

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Keep Mosquitoes Away

Keep Mosquitoes Away

Mosquito season varies from year to year depending on temperature, moisture, and other conditions. Typically, for us here in North Carolina mosquito season is from April to September. There are 3,000 species of mosquitoes in the world, about 200 can be found in the United States, and 61 can be found in North Carolina. However, not all mosquitoes are bad. Only between 10 – 15 species of mosquitoes found in North Carolina bite people and it’s only the females that bite. The most prevalent of which is the Asian tiger mosquito (Aedes albopictus). As you can imagine, this particular...

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Outdoor Mosquito Control

Outdoor Mosquito Control

Most of the time, a mosquito bite is nothing more than an itchy annoyance but they can do more than ruin an evening outdoors. Mosquitoes carry a number of serious parasites and diseases, including canine heartworm, West Nile virus, Viral encephalitis, Zika Virus, and malaria. Effective outdoor mosquito control is more than just spray and go away. You need to know where mosquitoes live and breed in order to be able to control them. Here are some facts that you may find helpful. Mosquito Facts Mosquitoes lay their eggs in water, and their first life stages live in water before they become...

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How to Get Rid of Mosquitoes in Your Yard

How to Get Rid of Mosquitoes in Your Yard

How to Get Rid of Mosquitoes in Your Yard Can you hear it? The whine of a mosquito near your year, and the expectation of mosquito bite and the annoying itching that comes with it. That’s right, it’s mosquito season again in North Carolina. Not only are they pests but they can also spread disease. Mosquitoes love areas with high humidity and standing water. Making the Triangle area in North Carolina a perfect place for mosquitoes to live and breed. Now I don’t know about you, but I love to be outdoors, however, I HATE MOSQUITOES. If you want to know how to get rid of...

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