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5 Myths About Mosquitoes

If you live in Alabama, your property may be bothered by mosquitoes, especially during the warm summer months. Unfortunately, these pests may harbor dangerous diseases. Most people think that they know a great deal about mosquitoes. Here are a few myths that are not true. Myth #1: Mosquitoes Die After They Bite Some bees die after they sting individuals, so many…

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Symptoms and Treatments of Mosquito Bites

What’s a Mosquito? Mosquitoes may be little and have limited lifespans, yet they can cause serious havoc on human lives. Mosquitoes are typically bothersome and often dangerous, from their itching bites to the diseases they carry and may transmit. Mosquitoes are members of the fly family. They’re big enough that most people can see them with their own eyes. What…

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How to Keep Bugs Away From Your Backyard BBQ Activity

There are several fantastic ways to keep bugs away from your BBQ activity aside from getting the best insect sprays. With the beautiful weather and abundant summer food, this may be the ideal time to fire up the grill and enjoy a backyard barbeque. Let’s all agree that nothing beats spending time with friends and family while enjoying a backyard…

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Pest Control for Your Outdoor Activity

COMMON LAWN PESTS Before you begin lawn maintenance, it’s critical to understand what you’re up against. There are 6 common pests that might be causing havoc on your lawn, but there are three in particular that might take a toll on your outdoor activity. Nobody likes ants crawling on their feet during an outdoor activity. While taking care of your…

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Do-It-Yourself Mosquito Control vs Professional Mosquito Control

If you have a lovely garden but can’t spend your nights outdoors because of mosquitoes, you’re not alone. Mosquitoes are a major nuisance for homeowners and can easily interfere with the joy of having a nice outdoor living area. Also, mosquitoes are known to spread a variety of harmful diseases. Your family’s safety should always come first, which is why…

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Tips on How To Keep Mosquitoes Away From Your Next Outdoor Event

Have you ever attended an outdoor summer event, like a wedding or a birthday celebration, and ended up covered in mosquito bites? Were you constantly shooing them away? We’re certain you have had this experience before. Doesn’t seem like a good time, does it? However, there is one positive side to this awful experience: you now understand how necessary it…

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Symptoms of An Infected Mosquito Bite

Mosquitoes can transmit diseases including Zika, Yellow Fever, Malaria, and the Chikungunya Virus, and we could become infected as a result. So, how can you tell if the mosquito that bit you was carrying one of these diseases and if you were infected as a result of its bite? Let’s find out! What Are The Symptoms Of An Infected Mosquito…

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Ticks: Tips to Keep You Safe Outdoors

It’s always important to be tick-aware and to take appropriate precautions when exploring outside. Traditionally, experts think of peak tick season starting in May, running through July, with a smaller peak in activity that can occur around October. Unfortunately, the truth is that you can get tick-borne illnesses at any point in the year, as technically, rick season never ends.…

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How to Avoid Mosquito Bites on Vacation

Avoiding Mosquitoes On Your Vacation Spring Break is right around the corner, then soon after that it’s Summer time. These are always great times for a get-a-way-, and some much-needed relaxation and nice weather! Unfortunately, there is one insect that is waiting to spoil your vacation, the mosquito. Thankfully, there are several things we have listed below that you can…

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How To Keep Mosquitos Out Of The Yard

  Protect Your Yard and Your Family From Mosquitos Stop letting mosquitos ruin your outdoor gatherings this summer! Just because Alabama is known for our mosquito population does not mean we should be forced indoors this summer. How do you keep those pesky mosquitos out of your yard? Here are a few tips. Removing Stagnant Water The first step in…

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How to Prepare for Mosquito Season

How to Prepare for Mosquito Season in Huntsville, Alabama Not all mosquitoes die off over winter. Most male mosquitoes will die off during the winter, but the female mosquito can store fat during the winter, and some species of mosquitoes even lay eggs that can survive the winter.  It is important to prepare for the upcoming mosquito season because as…

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What Happens to Mosquitoes in the Winter?

The summertime is full of sun and fun, when you can get outdoors and enjoy all that this season supplies the five senses; fragrant flowers, gorgeous blue skies, bird’s singing, fresh fruit, and – ouch! – pesky mosquitoes! But have you ever wondered what happens to mosquitoes when the colder months arrive? Do they just up and die? Not quite.…

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Why Should I Install a Misting System?

MosquitoNix® in Huntsville, Alabama MosquitoNix® misting solutions are designed for efficient pest control that will work all year long. We are careful when targeting areas around your home that could be nesting grounds for mosquitos. Misting services around the perimeter are known to be most effective. It is essential to know that this will only work if the installation of…

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Natural Remedies for Mosquito Bites

Why Use Natural Remedies? The itch of mosquito bites can drive you nearly mad, especially if you have a bunch of these red, raised bumps. They can keep you awake at night and distracted during the day. Sitting through a business meeting without scratching is nearly impossible. Children have even less impulse control than you do, so they may scratch…

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Basic Steps to Keep Mosquitoes Away

Basic Steps to Keep Mosquitoes Away Do you enjoy spending your summer evenings outdoors, just enjoying your backyard with family and friends? Do you love the sound of Summer time, like the crackle and bang on 4th of July and the sizzling sound of burgers on the grill?  Another summer sounds we are all too familiar with, is the ominous…

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Plants That Help Deter Mosquitoes

What plants can you plant in your yard to help deter mosquitoes? Did you know there are several types of outdoor plants you can plant around your yard that can help deter mosquitoes? Not only can they help deter pesky mosquitoes, but they can also enhance the beauty of your yard by adding bright colors and their natural fragrance can…

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What Bit Me? What You Need to Know

What You Need to Know About Bug Bites Everyone has suffered from that incredibly itchy bite that keeps you awake at night, and no matter what type of bug bite you have, it is good to know what bit you. Learning to identify a bug bite by how it looks and feels will help you know whether to treat the…

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Mosquito Season in Alabama | How to Prepare

Mosquito Season in Alabama  Warmer temperatures are not too far away and this also means we are not far away from dealing with the infamous mosquito. There is no definite time that mosquito season actually begins, it has everything to do with climate conditions. Years of scientific study show consistency in the correlation of mosquito activity and outdoor temperatures. Therefore we…

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Christmas 2020 | Virtual Secret Santa

2020 Madness This year has brought ups and downs like we have never seen before. Restricted travel and the risk of big family gatherings puts us in a weird spot when it comes to spending the holidays with family. The COVID-19 Pandemic has shown many of us the things we take for granted. One of them is spending time with…

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Are Pets Harmed by Mosquitos?

Are Your Pets at Risk? Once temperatures start to rise in the spring, most of us start getting excited about summer adventures. From travelling with the family to spending days outside at the pool or lake, summertime provides many great memories with those we care about most. However, with temperatures on the rise, that also means mosquitos and other bugs…

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Blood Type? Which Type Are Mosquitos Attracted to?

As soon as the weather gets warm and humid, the insects come out in full force. As a homeowner living in Alabama, you are probably all too familiar with how quickly your yard can become overrun with pests. When summer comes around, it can seem like every mosquito in the area does too. If you or someone in your family is…

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Top Breeding Sites For Mosquitos

Since the first three stages of a mosquito’s life take place in water, keeping your property dry is the best way to deter this pest. Examine the cap on an ordinary bottle of water. Female mosquitoes can produce up to 200 eggs in any body of water that’s at least that size. Just imagine the nightmare that you’re in for…

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Summer Grilling Tips & Recipes

Grilling Season  There is no better time than summer to bust out the old grill and chef up some of the summer greats! We have come together to make the ultimate summer grilling guide for you! To get the most out of your grill, you want to ensure you are properly cleaning your grill. It is essential to have your…

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History of The War on Mosquitos

The Infamous Pest The history of extreme mosquito problems dates back to 1881. Mosquitos are known to be one of the most bothersome and dangerous insects on the planet earth. These predators are accountable for more deaths than any other animal on the planet. Pretty terrifying to think about. The Beginning The reason that this is considered a true war…

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Avoid The Bama Bite

Did you know that mosquitos are known to be most active between dusk and dawn? Here are some tips to avoid the bite that do not require any chemicals or service. Prevention One of the most important things you can do to avoid a mosquito bite is to choose your wardrobe wisely. Mosquitos are less attracted to lighter colors, bring…

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Mosquito Borne Diseases Are A Growing Problem

  Protect Your Family From a Growing Problem – Mosquito Borne Diseases Mosquitos have always been an annoying part of summer. But families today have more to worry about than just a few itchy mosquito bites. The growing prevalence of mosquito borne diseases is of increasing concern, and families need to be aware of how they can better protect themselves…

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Why Do Mosquito Bites Itch?

Itchy Mosquito Bites Itching, burning mosquito bites are a summer buzz-kill. But what actually causes the itch, and what can be done at home to reduce the tingling and swelling associated with mosquito bites? What Causes Mosquito Bites to Itch? A common misconception is that itching is caused by mosquito bites themselves. In fact, the itching sensation we feel following…

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How to Prevent Itchy Mosquito Bites in Alabama

  When summer temperatures swell in Alabama, you can expect swarms of mosquitoes to populate towns and cities. These unwanted tenants are most active in the early mornings and early evenings, according to Alabama Public Health. They also bite: Mosquitoes suck blood from your skin, leaving behind a nasty surface bump.   Why Do Mosquitoes Bite? Why Do Mosquito Bites…

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Scary Facts About Mosquitoes

Alabama gets some of the best weather during the summer months but residents have to be on their guard because they’re not the only ones enjoying the sun; the mosquitoes are as well. Here are five skin-tingling facts about mosquitoes that live in your area.   1. They Like Yards Mosquitoes are attracted to yards because there is often everything…

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Controlling Mosquitos Around Your Home

If you live in a place where mosquitos are prevalent, then you know how annoying they can be. However, mosquitos can be far more than just a nuisance. They can spread diseases, which are particularly harmful to children and pets. With the right kind of help, you can easily keep your home and family safe from mosquitos. Here is a…

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7 Facts About Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes have been in existence for millions of years. Even today, these disease-carrying insects still remain a threat throughout the world. Check out these seven astonishing facts about mosquitoes. 1. No Other Creatures Are Deadlier Than Mosquitoes Over the course of history, mosquitoes have earned a reputation for spreading illnesses. Malaria, yellow fever, and the West Nile Virus are just a…

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Tips for Keeping Mosquitoes Away From Your Summer BBQs

If you would like to host amazing barbecues over the summer and have a great time with the people close to you, taking steps to keep invaders away from the fun is vital. Although you can keep many pests at bay, preventing mosquitoes from ruining your barbecue can be a difficult task to complete. You can reach your goal and…

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Is Zika Still a Threat in the US?

The Zika virus has received significant attention in recent years due to its potential to cause long-term complications. In some cases, Zika can even be fatal. Mosquitoes that contract Zika can act as carriers, and they can pass the infection to humans with their bites. Since mosquitoes can reproduce at a rapid rate, a widespread Zika epidemic in the U.S. is…

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Tips for Choosing the Right Mosquito Repellent

Mosquitoes can ruin your time outdoors in Alabama. With warm summers and wet springs, mosquitoes often thrive in Alabama during the summer and early fall. There is no way to avoid this fact, but it can be mitigated with mosquito repellent. However, with so many choices on the market, how do you know which repellent is right for your family?…

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Where Mosquitoes are Common

The days heat up in Alabama, where the humidity is at high levels throughout the spring and the summer. It’s conditions like these that bring out mosquitoes by the millions. They flourish in the Deep South and breed during the warm seasons, making life unbearable for those who enjoy the Great Outdoors. If you wonder why mosquitoes are prevalent in…

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Where do Mosquitoes go in the Winter?

Alabama is home to about 60 different mosquito species. While some of these are just annoying bloodsuckers, others carry potentially deadly diseases. Regardless of the species of mosquito, they all have similar life cycles that begin with an egg. These eggs are laid individually on damp surfaces such as flat rooftops, unused pools, planters, gutters and discarded tires. After the…

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Happy Holidays from MosquitoNix

As you and your family begin preparing for Labor Day celebrations, you may not have given a lot of thought to the types of pests that can interfere with your Holiday plans. One of the most detested of all the insects is the Mosquito. These tiny creatures can create quite an uproar during your holiday BBQ. What steps can you…

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The Deadliest Creature in the World

Mosquitoes are the planet’s deadliest creature because of the devastating diseases that the bug transmits. Mosquito means “little fly” in Spanish, and there are more than 2,500 species of the insect. When mosquitoes reach their peak breeding season, there are more of them than any other creature on the Earth except for ants and termites. Why are Mosquitoes the Deadliest…

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Tips for Your Labor Day BBQs

No one wants to spend their Labor Day BBQ fighting off pests such as flies, mosquitoes, and wasps. However, pests such as these are very likely to interrupt your holiday gatherings unless you undergo a bit of preparation to prevent this. Below are several helpful tips you can employ before and during your Labor Day gathering to ensure everything goes…

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The Deadliest Mosquito Viruses

Mosquitoes are common outdoor pests. These creatures are known to carry and spread various diseases. Some conditions are fatal. It is important to identify the deadliest mosquito viruses, where in the world they are most common, and how to keep these insects away. Deadliest Mosquito Viruses Malaria. Malaria is a condition that destroys the liver. Parasites multiply in the body…

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Protect your Memorial Day BBQ with QuickNix Treatments

With Memorial Day right around the corner, you’re probably already eager anticipating outdoor gatherings with loved ones. If you live in Alabama, however, you know how easily those events can be ruined by mosquitoes. Unfortunately, the state’s warm, moist summer weather is a downright haven for these nasty biting insects. On the plus side, however, you don’t have to put…

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Is Zika Still an Issue in Alabama?

The summer of 2016 brought the first confirmed case of locally transmitted Zika virus in the United States. By year’s end, over 200 locally transmitted cases had been documented, with another 4,700 travel-related cases. Of the local transmissions, 213 were in Florida, with an additional three in Texas and three in the U.S. Virgin Islands. “So,” you ask, “what does…

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Mosquito Repellent Myths

If you live in Alabama, it probably feels like you’re engaged in a nonstop battle against mosquitoes. Nothing can ruin the enjoyment of an otherwise gorgeous day quite like a swarm of these pesky insects, and it makes sense to apply mosquito repellent under such circumstances. Then again, however, maybe not. Like many folks, you may be under the impression…

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When’s the Best Time of Year to Install a Misting System?

Spring is the best time of the year for installing a misting system in Alabama. Mosquitoes are common in this area because of the pleasant, warm temperatures with a relatively high degree of humidity. These pests thrive in such an environment, and it is often too late to deal with the infestation once it begins. Install our misting system at…

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Where Do Mosquitoes Go when it’s Cold Out

Mosquitoes are common pests, especially in Alabama. These insects may carry numerous diseases that become spread through bites. To avoid an infestation, it is important to know where they go when the weather gets cool and the time of year that they return. Where Do Mosquitoes Go in the Cold Weather? Although mosquitoes commonly disappear from sight when the temperatures…

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Zika in 2017

For more than a year, scientists have scrambled to unlock the mysteries of the mosquito-borne Zika virus. While much is not known about how this illness originated or what long-term implications it can have on people’s health, scientists have learned some important facts about Zika and what it takes to keep you and your family safe from it. These newfound…

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Give the gift of a Mosquito Free Backyard

Southern states like Alabama never really experience cold winters. People who live here enjoy warm and sunny weather for longer stretches of time than anywhere else in the U.S. As idyllic as this prolonged warmer weather can be, it also gives pests like mosquitoes extra time to invade and set up residence in your yard. You can give yourself the…

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Common Breeding Grounds For Mosquitoes

Alabama’s large mosquito population has residents in Huntsville,Birmingham  and many other cities worried about Zika since it recently reached Florida. Area residents can help lower their chances of exposure to Zika, West Nile and other serious diseases by eliminating breeding grounds and knowing how to identify problematic mosquitoes. Alabama’s Common Mosquito Breeding Grounds Those lazy summer barbecues and pool parties…

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How Mosquito Control Effects Pollinators

Mosquito Control Vs. Pollinators If you’ve ever swatted a mosquito a second too late to prevent a bite, then you’ve probably wondered why mosquitoes exist. When no benefit came to mind, it’s likely that you started pondering the pros and cons of mosquito control. Removing mosquitoes from your vicinity is an obvious advantage. After all, their bites are uncomfortable and…

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How To Detect And Ward Off Mosquito Bites

The mosquitoes in Alabama are stealthy biters. When they first dig in your skin, you may not notice what’s happening. However, it only takes a few minutes for a mosquito bite to become evident. The germs in mosquitoes’ saliva are known to elicit physiological responses in adults and children. You’ll see a variety of symptoms, depending on several factors. The…

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Types of Mosquitoes in Alabama

Nothing can ruin a sunny afternoon quite like the incessant buzzing of mosquitoes. More than just obnoxious, they can bite you repeatedly, resulting in several days of itching and discomfort. While Alabama summers provide the perfect opportunity to spend time outdoors, many homeowners are kept from doing so by countless mosquitoes. Since knowledge is power, here is some quick information…

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Enjoy a Mosquito Free BBQ this summer

Summer BBQs are perfect ways to enjoy time with your friends and family on beautiful summer afternoons. Whether you invite an intimate group or the whole neighborhood, grilling out is what summer memories are all about. At the same time, pesky mosquitoes often want to crash the party even though they are unwanted guests. Check out how you can enjoy…

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Zika Prevention Tips

Due to the humidity and the hot climate, Alabama is a breeding ground for mosquitoes. While the bites may be annoying, this year carries additional risks for mosquito-borne illnesses. Last year, Brazil had an outbreak of the Zika virus, which is spread by mosquitoes. According to the World Health Organization, Zika is expected to spread throughout the United States and…

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Top 4 Ways to Avoid the Zika Virus

While Malaria typically gets the most press among mosquito-borne illnesses, it is far from the only disease these common pests can carry. The Zika virus is not yet a household name, but according to the CDC, as of early March 2016, more than 100 locally contacted cases of the Zika virus have been reported in U.S. Territories. Residents of Southern states…

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Areas Prone to Mosquito Infestation | MosquitoNix

What Areas are more Prone to Mosquito Infestation?  Ever wonder why the mosquitoes are worse out by the lake or the pool? Female mosquitoes begin the process of complete metamorphosis by laying eggs in stagnant water as little as one quarter of an inch deep.  You typically see mosquitoes flying around grass and shrubbery as the adult mosquitoes thrive in…

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