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The Best Mosquito Repellant for Babies

The Best Mosquito Repellant for Babies

December 30, 2020

If you begin to see an increase in skin irritations on your baby, like enflamed rosy spots, small red bumps or elevated red dermal spots with white centers, your child may be falling prey to opportunistic mosquitoes. Also, if a child is crying a lot and you can't figure out why, mosquito bites are a possible cause.

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Can Mosquito Bites Spread COVID-19 and Other Diseases?

Can Mosquito Bites Spread COVID-19 and Other Diseases?

December 23, 2020

When a female mosquito bites (males don't bite), it extracts your blood. As it sucks out your blood, the female mosquito emits saliva that can enter your bloodstream. A fluid exchange occurs. That’s how a mosquito can be infected with a disease by biting an organism, then become a vector and spread that disease the next time it bites — and exchanges fluid with — another living organism. Infections coming from these airborne pests are passed into the blood.

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Should We Release Genetically Modified Mosquitoes in Florida?

Should We Release Genetically Modified Mosquitoes in Florida?

December 16, 2020

Critics of genetically modified mosquitoes, which Florida plans to release over a two-year period (750 million of them), point to the unintended consequences that letting modified pests out into the wild may cause. While no one wants a Zika outbreak Key West, environmentalists worry that genetically modified male mosquitoes could give rise to some type of hybrid pest resistant to insecticides or wreak unforeseen havoc on the ecosystem.

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The Ultimate Guide to the Best Mosquito Repellent

The Ultimate Guide to the Best Mosquito Repellent

December 16, 2020

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When is Peak Mosquito Season? – Mosquito Control

When is Peak Mosquito Season? – Mosquito Control

December 16, 2020

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How to Repel Mosquitoes When Travelling

How to Repel Mosquitoes When Travelling

November 25, 2020

If you’re travelling abroad, plan ahead to avoid some unwanted travel companions — disease-carrying mosquitoes! Find out what you can do to repel their bites.

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Male vs. Female Mosquitoes: What's the Difference?

Male vs. Female Mosquitoes: What's the Difference?

November 18, 2020

Read our summary of the differences between male and female mosquitoes in order to understand the species’ life cycle and why the female is the one to avoid.

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What Would Happen if Mosquitoes Went Extinct?

What Would Happen if Mosquitoes Went Extinct?

November 11, 2020

Read our discussion about humans forcing the extinction of mosquitoes altogether, including whether this is a viable solution to their role as disease vectors.

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DIY Essential Oil Mosquito Repellent

DIY Essential Oil Mosquito Repellent

November 04, 2020

Considering using essential oils to repel mosquitoes for a more natural, eco-friendly option to avoid bites? Read more about mosquito-repellent botanicals.

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West Nile Virus Symptoms and Transmission

West Nile Virus Symptoms and Transmission

October 28, 2020

West Nile Virus affects many right here in the U.S. Read about the transmission and symptoms of human infection.

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Holiday Light Inspiration

Holiday Light Inspiration

October 21, 2020

If you're looking for a little holiday lighting inspiration, you've come to the right place. Our Elves have been hard at work and have done a great job decorating homes just like yours for the holiday. Visit MosquitoNix to see some of our completed holiday light designs and find the inspiration you need to make your house the best on the block. 

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Positive West Nile Cases in North Texas

Positive West Nile Cases in North Texas

October 14, 2020

You may test negative for COVID-19, but don’t overlook the possibility of West Nile Virus, for which there is a higher risk in northern Texas this 2020 season.

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