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Category Archives: Mosquito Prevention

Zika Virus: Women in Brazil Encouraged to Delay Pregnancy

At the end of December, Brazil was issued with a high alert warning surrounding a mosquito-borne virus.
The Zika virus is thought to be the cause of  “microcephaly — a rare condition in which infants are born with shrunken skulls” of which […]

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Fighting Mosquitoes: Every Little Helps

Unusually high amounts of rainfall have caused South Florida residents a concern of a ‘buzzy’ nature during this Holiday season. As mosquitoes only need very little water to breed, the Mosquito Control Department has its work cut out with additional […]

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Can you imagine a world without mosquitoes?

Due to a significant increase in rainfall this year, December has seen a rise in mosquito activity in the Palm Beach County area. As rainfall has continued and temperatures have remained high further protective spraying measures are being carried out […]

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Women in Brazil Warned not to have Babies due to Zika Virus

There have been further reports relating to the mosquito-borne virus known as Zika virus. In the northeastern part of Brazil, a concerning discovery has expectant mothers on high alert. If an infected mosquito bites an expectant mother a risk of […]

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Mosquitoes: Let’s Scare Them To Near Death

Mosquitoes are clever little suckers! They learn fast, they react fast and they bite…fast! So let’s take this knowledge to our advantage by continuing to swat these disease spreading pests every time they come near us because new evidence has […]

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Can You Turn A Mosquito Into A Vegetarian?

You may think that all mosquitoes like the taste of flesh. That these tiny bugs that spread deadly diseases are only satisfied when they are chomping on their latest blood supply. However, did you know that there are actually some […]

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Mosquitoes Are Still Alive And Waiting During The Hard Freeze

With so many parts of the United States succumbing to the ‘hard freeze’ that has seen record low temperatures, many questions have been raised as to whether mosquitoes will survive the cold weather. Could this perhaps lead to a drop […]

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Food Myths That Prevent Mosquito Bites

There are many facts and myths when it comes to what works and what doesn’t at keeping mosquitoes at arms length (or preferably at an even further distance!) The types of food you eat, the color of your clothing, certain […]

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Mosquitoes: The Nightmare Pests of Terror

It sounds like something that would keep you awake a night! A scenario of horror.  A nightmare that’s a reality because it involves creatures that actually do exist on this planet. Those creatures are mosquitoes and in a lab, somewhere […]

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The Return of St. Louis Encephalitis: A Mosquito Borne Disease

When the number of reported cases of a particular mosquito borne virus start to decline, it’s great news. However, it’s important to remember that just because the number of cases where people have been struck by the disease has reduced […]

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