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Mosquito Assassin Bugs Show Promise in Texas

Mosquito Assassin Bugs Show Promise in Texas

June 10, 2019

Probably the last thing in the world that residents of the Houston, Texas, area would like are more bugs. Harris County already has one of the worst mosquito problems in the nation. The warm, humid climate is a prime breeding ground for the dangerous insects, and it’s been made worse recently by weather that’s even warmer and wetter than usual.

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How Mosquitoes Use Sweat to Track Humans – MosquitoNix

How Mosquitoes Use Sweat to Track Humans – MosquitoNix

May 29, 2019

For years, has been widely understood that the carbon dioxide in our breath attracts mosquitoes like moths to a flame. Every time we exhale, we release carbon dioxide into the air; mosquitoes can smell it from over 30 feet away. The frequency of our exhalation and the amount of carbon dioxide we emit depends on the individual, our activity level and our chemical makeup.

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Mosquito Control & Management with Bats– MosquitoNix

Mosquito Control & Management with Bats– MosquitoNix

May 17, 2019

Because mosquitoes have no real “evasive action” and they are easy to catch, bats often prefer mosquitoes over other insects. University of Michigan noted that one brown myotis bat (Myotis lucifungus) can catch up to 1,000 insects in one hour. Additionally, large bat colonies that were studied have been calculated to capture 50 tons of insects annually — and 15 tons of mosquitoes. 

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Mosquitos Carried Malaria for 100 Million Years?

Mosquitoes Carried Malaria for 100 Million Years?

March 13, 2019

A new study by researchers at Oregon State University shows that the type of mosquitoes that carry malaria, anopheline mosquitoes, were present on the Earth 100 million years ago. That's older than some dinosaurs, which scientists say lived as recently as 66 million years ago.

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Mosquito Birth Control Being Developed - MosquitoNix

Mosquito Birth Control Being Developed - MosquitoNix

February 19, 2019

The World Health Organization (WHO) ranks mosquitoes as one of earth's deadliest animals, thanks to their ability to spread disease. These diseases include Zika, the West Nile virus, Chikungunya, dengue, yellow fever and malaria. Malaria alone killed nearly 450,000 people in 2016, mainly young children and babies in sub-Saharan Africa.

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High Rate of West Nile in Duval County, Florida

High Rate of West Nile in Duval County, Florida

January 31, 2019 1 Comment

At the onset of 2019, Duval County Department of Health officials reported the county had the highest rate of West Nile virus in the entire state. The county is taking action to help protect its residents, along with offering several ways people can do the same for themselves.

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Officials Confirm West Nile virus found in FL and SC

Officials Confirm West Nile virus found in FL and SC

December 07, 2018

In Florida, a human case of West Nile was confirmed in a Gadsden County resident, urging public health officials to warn the public of a heightened risk. Similarly, Greenville County, South Carolina officials are also warning residents about a heightened risk of West Nile following the finding of yet another West Nile carrying bird in the area. 

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How to Treat No-See-Um Bites

How to Treat No-See-Um Bites

December 07, 2018 28 Comments

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Give the gift of Professional Holiday Lighting from the MosquitoNix Elves

MosquitoNix Holiday Lighting Difference - Mosquito Nix

November 30, 2018

MosquitoNix® is renowned for its high standards of service when it comes to mosquito control. But did you know that we provide the same level of white-glove service with our Christmas light installation service, too?

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Using Landscape to Repel Mosquitoes - MosquitoNix

Using Landscaping to Repel Mosquitoes - MosquitoNix

October 12, 2018

Make pest control a team effort by offering a friendly habitat for mosquito-eating animals. Bat boxes and purple martin birdhouses will entice these creatures to your yard. And don't be so quick to rip away spider webs or swat dragonflies, especially if their presence isn't affecting the rest of your landscape.

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FLORIDA LIVESTOCK MOSQUITO-BORNE VIRUSES

Florida Livestock Mosquito-Borne Viruses - MosquitoNix

October 05, 2018

This year, mosquitos have primarily been transmitting eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) and West Nile virus to Florida livestock. As of late August 2018, EEE has been reported in 139 sentinel chickens and 51 horses, most of them in northern Florida. 

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Mosquitos thrive in heavy rain - MosquitoNix Houston

Mosquitos Thriving on Heavy Houston Rain - MosquitoNix

September 28, 2018

Everything is bigger in Texas - and recently, that has included the mosquitos as well. Heavy September rains in Houston, combined with the usual southeastern Texas heat, have led to a surge in both the number and size of mosquitos

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