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Is Malaria a Danger In the United States?

Malaria has long been thought to be a disease of the tropical regions. In recent years, however, malaria has been re-emerging as a significant risk to U.S. populations. Travelers returning to the U.S. from tropical countries are sometimes infected with malaria after being bitten abroad. If a traveler infected with malaria is bitten by an […]

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Why Are Mosquitoes Attracted to Light?

Mosquitoes are equipped with chemical, visual, and heat sensors to determine where their prey is. These insects have also evolved to use light from the moon and other celestial bodies to allow them to navigate. When you turn on an outdoor light at night, mosquitoes can become confused during their hunt for prey. They may […]

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How Many Mosquitoes Are There In the World?

Despite their small size and fragile bodies, mosquitoes have managed to survive on Earth for more than 30 million years. During that time, they have evolved into highly effective blood-seeking critters, capable of sensing the carbon dioxide emitted by an animal or person up to 100 feet away. There are an incredible number of different […]

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Examining the Diseases Transmitted by Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes can be extremely annoying, but they can also be extremely dangerous. That’s because mosquitoes are known vectors for disease, which means they can transmit diseases from one human to another. Although vector-borne illnesses aren’t as big of a threat in Miami, FL and the rest of the U.S. as they are in some third-world […]

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Spotlight on a New Mosquito-Borne Illness

Mosquitoes can spread an alarming number of illnesses and diseases, including West Nile Virus, dengue fever, malaria, and heartworm. As if there weren’t already enough mosquito-borne illnesses to worry about, another threat is developing in the United States: Chikungunya. Although Chikungunya is not typically known to the U.S., the CDC has confirmed 153 cases across […]

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A Look at How Mosquito Misting Works

Time-release outdoor residential misting systems are the latest weapons being used in Miami to control mosquitoes around the home. Mosquito misting is an effective way to rid your property of mosquitoes and other nuisance insects so you can enjoy your time spent outdoors. If you want to get back to hosting outdoor barbecues and lounging […]

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Tips for Preventing Mosquito Bites

Whether you’re planning a trip abroad or simply trying to enjoy your outdoor living space, it’s important that you know how to prevent your exposure to mosquitoes. Stay indoors at sunrise, sunset, and early in the evening when mosquitoes are most active. Outdoor yellow “bug” lights tend to attract fewer mosquitoes than ordinary lights. If […]

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Answering Common Questions about Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes are a huge problem in Florida. Besides interrupting BBQ’s and outdoor parties, these flying bloodsuckers can also spread potentially deadly diseases. Considering the threat posed by mosquitoes, it’s not unusual for people to have lots of questions about the dangers of mosquitoes and how to control these pests. If you don’t see an answer […]

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Important Information about West Nile Virus

West Nile Virus isn’t as big of a problem in the United States as it is in other parts of the world, but that doesn’t mean you’re out of the woods. In fact, as of September 30th, a total of 46 states and the District of Columbia have reported West Nile Virus infections to the […]

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Fascinating Facts about Mosquitoes

Florida is blessed with some of the best weather in the country. Unfortunately, there’s a tiny flying pest that threatens to keep Floridians indoors and away from the barbeques and pool parties: Mosquitoes. Everyone knows that mosquito control is important and that bites can be uncomfortable and even unsightly, but did you know that mosquitoes […]

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