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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 Prepare for Mosquito Season

How to Prepare for Mosquito Season in South Florida 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 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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When Should I Install a Misting System?

MosquitoNix® in South Florida Currently servicing Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach, Florida. 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…

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The Life Cycle of a Mosquito

Understanding the Life Cycle of a Mosquito Mosquito season is here, and the more you know about mosquitos the better prepared you are to keep them away from your home, yard and family. Knowing the life cycle of a mosquito will help you know when to fight, how to fight, and what you need to do to avoid a future…

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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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Red swollen Mosquito bites on a kid's legs and arms

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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Common Mosquito Areas in South Florida

South Florida and Mosquitos You don’t have to go very far in South Florida to run into mosquitos. These insects thrive in the Sunshine State, breeding and flying happily in the heat and the humidity. They’re found in residential yards, business landscapes, recreational parks and other places throughout Florida. Mosquitos lay eggs in water, so you can find these insects…

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South Florida Mosquito Season | How to Handle It

South Florida Mosquito There are over 3,500 species of mosquito and close to 200 of those species are found in the United States. Of this 200, close to half can be found in South Florida having 33 of them that have been identified as hazardous or harmful to humans. South Florida for many months of the year can be a…

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Indoor Mosquitos | Tips to Get Rid of Them

Indoor Mosquitos Mosquitos are already a big problem outdoors. If you are finding yourself swatting indoor mosquitos, you may have a bigger problem than you think. Mosquitos infestation can get out of control pretty quickly. If you feel like mosquitos are making their way into your home, it is time to act now! Mosquitos are very persistent and annoying pests…

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7 Facts About Mosquitoes

When the weather starts to heat up, mosquitos will be on the hunt for new blood. You should definitely take the necessary steps to protect your family from these disease-carrying insects. They can truly take the joy out of relaxing in your backyard. Check out these seven facts about mosquitos.     The Facts   Water is Essential  In order to…

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Eliminate Mosquitos in Your Yard: Expert Tips

Eliminate Mosquitos the Right Way Trying to eliminate mosquitos from your outdoor areas can seem like a headache, but do not worry, there are solutions. Mosquitos are not only annoying pests; they also have the potential to cause illnesses and painful bites. If you get covered in bites as soon as you step out of the door, use these five…

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Blood, Why is it a Mosquitos Favorite?

Deadliest Creature   Mosquitos are known to be the deadliest creatures on earth killing hundreds of thousands of people every year. Millions of people contract air-borne diseases every year, which leads to such high death rates. While a male and female mosquito can look identical, don’t be fooled.  Let it be known that the female mosquito is the one responsible for biting…

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Mosquito Bites, Why Do They Itch?

Why Mosquito Bites Itch Mosquitos are arguably the most annoying pest around. From their bothersome buzzing sounds to their itchy red bites they leave, they are a constant nuisance for us. By far the most annoying thing is when a mosquito bites. Now you got the itch! You might be wondering exactly why a mosquito bite itches so much. First…

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Summertime Mosquitos and COVID-19

COVID-19 Mosquitos? Summertime is approaching us quickly and there remain questions to be answered! With warm weather coming soon, many people are curious about the impact mosquitos would make on the recent outbreak of COVID-19. The rumours you may have heard about mosquitos carrying the coronavirus are false! According to the World Health Organization, COVID-19 cannot be transmitted through mosquito…

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Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus caused by Mosquitoes

Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus (EEEV)

Protect Your Family From Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus (EEEV) Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus (EEEV), a fatal virus spread by mosquitos, has been detected in Florida. EEEV is a rare virus that causes brain swelling, and could be fatal. 1/3 of those infected with the virus will not survive, while survivors typically walk away with some form of brain damage. It…

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Mosquito Repellents to Keep You Protected this Summer

Protect Yourself From Mosquitos This Summer With These 3 Mosquito Repellents The best way to avoid those nasty mosquito bites this summer is avoid the outdoors, but let’s be honest, that would be a complete waste of this amazing time of year! Time spent outside with friends and family doesn’t have to mean you become the next mosquito snack. Choosing…

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Do Mosquitos Die After They Bite?

Can A Mosquito Bite More Than Once? Summer is upon us, which means a scourge of mosquitos will be coming to your backyard any day now (if they aren’t already there). We’ve all heard the tail that once a mosquito bites you, he won’t bite you again. Is there truth to this statement? Do they really die after they bite? The…

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Life Cycle of Mosquitoes

Warmer temperatures and longer summers in the continental United States have made it easier for disease-carrying mosquitoes to thrive. Mosquitoes go through four major stages during their life cycle. The more you know about the life stages of these troublesome pests, the more you can do to protect your family from illnesses like West Nile virus, encephalitis, and Zika. Stopping…

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Mosquito Control: How to Keep Mosquitos Out of Your Yard

There is nothing better than sitting in your own yard on a warm summer’s evening and letting the day’s troubles drift away. That is until the mosquitos decide to join the party. The first you’ll know of their presence will typically be an annoying high-pitched buzzing in your ear or a sharp pain somewhere on your body. You might even…

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What You Need to Know About Mosquitoes

Mosquito control is an important factor in eliminating mosquito-bourne diseases. If you live in the South Florida area, here are five things that you need to know about some of the winged inhabitants. 1. How Many Types of Mosquito Live in Florida? There are in fact more species of mosquito in Florida than any other state in the U.S. Approximately…

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Chikungunya virus, transmitted by Aedes mosquitoes as seen under a microscope

3 Mosquito-Borne Diseases You Need to Know About

Mosquitoes are more than just a mere nuisance here in South Florida. These pests carry dangerous diseases, which could have an effect on you and your family. Here are some of the most common mosquito-borne diseases — and how you can get rid of mosquitoes on your property. 1. Chikungunya Chikungunya is a viral disease transmitted by mosquitoes. This condition…

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Tips for Keeping Mosquitoes Away from Your Summer BBQs

As you fire up the barbecue to entertain family and friends, the last thing that you want is a bunch of mosquitoes crashing the party. With a little preparation, you can make sure that your next get-together is mosquito-free. Mow the Lawn: Keeping your grass short will provide adult mosquitoes with fewer places to hide. Keep Trash Cans Covered: Uncovered…

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5 Myths About Mosquitoes

Most consider mosquitoes to be an annoyance that’s frequently encountered but difficult to eradicate entirely. If the average citizen knew a little more about mosquitoes, they’d be better able to limit their presence. Unfortunately, there are quite a few flawed beliefs regarding mosquitoes held by South Florida residents. Here are a few mosquito myths that ought to be dispelled once…

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Is Zika Still a Threat in the US?

Over the course of history, mosquitoes have helped spread a number of devastating diseases. Even today, these blood-sucking insects remain a worldwide problem. Here are some important facts you need to know about the Zika virus. What is Zika? Zika is a mosquito-borne virus that’s triggered a lot of fear. During the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Brazil, it took center…

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Mosquito Repellent Myths

With the threat of mosquito-borne viruses like Zika, West Nile and encephalitis in the news, the subject of mosquito repellents is being discussed a lot, but you shouldn’t believe everything that you hear. After all, whenever a topic gets people talking, it’s a safe bet that at least a few myths are coloring the conversation. What are some common mosquito…

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Tips for Choosing the Right Mosquito Repellent for Your Family

Mosquitoes can ruin a fun outdoor get-together real fast. No one can have a good time when they’re being swarmed by starving little vampires. But you can’t let a bunch of tiny insects tell you what you can and can’t do. The presence of mosquitoes should never determine how you schedule your outdoor activities. The buggers either play by your…

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Where Do Mosquitoes Go in the Winter?

The presence of mosquitoes in any residential area is cause for concern. These tiny insects appear to bite human flesh, but the really just pierce the skin and leave a trace amount of saliva that becomes infected. Sometimes, the body’s immune system reacts to the saliva without any infection present, and this is why the bites may or may not…

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Happy Holidays from MosquitoNix

MosquitoNix is always looking for new ways to improve our services for customers. We are excited during this time of year on behalf of our clients. This is a great opportunity for us to have because we are committed to improving the quality of life for our clients. There is no better time to do this than the holidays. This…

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The Deadliest Creature in the World

What comes to mind when you picture the world’s deadliest creature? You might think of a lion, tiger, or even a shark. However, you’d actually be incorrect. It may be shocking that something so tiny can be deadly, but it turns out that the seemingly insignificant mosquito leads the way as the globe’s most dangerous creature. How is this possible?…

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MosquitoNix Stands Ready

To Our South Florida Family, We hope this letter finds you safe and in the best spirits possible. We hope that the damage left behind by Hurricane Irma was minimal. We wanted to let you know that we anticipate that we will resume all operations on Thursday or Friday this week depending on road conditions and power restoration. If you…

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Tips For Your Labor Day BBQ

In 1882, rival union leaders came together in New York City to protest the unfair labor practices that they were subjected to, and Labor Day was born. Fast forward 135 years, and now Labor Day marks the unofficial end of the summer. If you plan on hosting family and friends for a barbecue to celebrate, follow these tips to prevent…

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The Deadliest Mosquito Viruses

Floridians have to be on the lookout for a variety of pests, especially mosquitoes. These insects can not only leave people with itchy bites but also transmit diseases through them. Below, we’ll give a quick overview of five common diseases. Malaria Malaria is a blood disease caused by the transmission of parasites in the mosquito. Thanks to modern medicine, it…

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Top Places Mosquitoes Breed

Homeowners often struggle with mosquito problems in South Florida because of the area’s stagnant swamps and humid heat. Homeowners with properties that have poor drainage are particularly exposed to mosquito problems. Most mosquitoes that are found near South Florida are harmless, but an increasing number of mosquitoes carry diseases that can infect people who get bitten by them. Homeowners should,…

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Are Mosquitoes Attracted to Particular Blood Types?

Mosquitoes are some of Mother Nature’s biggest annoyances. They also put people and pets at risk of contracting dangerous viruses. If you’re like most property owners who habitually feel plagued by buzzing clouds of vermin, you’ve probably wondered why some of your friends never seem to have problems with bites. Here’s the definitive answer on how your blood type might…

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Coming This Summer to Florida: Zika

The population of mosquitoes in Florida is somewhat concerning to public health officials. In fact, many public health agencies are keeping a watchful eye on Florida and its mosquitoes for one reason: the Zika virus. This virus has already infection over 5100 people in the United States, and that number may only rise as summer nears. Florida seems to be…

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Protect your Memorial Day BBQ with QuickNix Treatments

There’s a lot to love about living in South Florida, but the annual influx of mosquitoes is a major exception. The moist, warm climate of this part of the country is their ideal habitat, and it wreaks havoc on outdoor gatherings. If you would like to enjoy Memorial Day barbecues and other outdoor gatherings without being eaten alive, MosquitoNix has…

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Is Zika Still an Issue in South Florida?

South Florida has been a hotspot for Zika since this deadly virus was first detected in the United States. With aggressive spraying programs and some help from the weather, new cases in Miami-Dade have dropped dramatically since December 2016. However, the disease is still a serious public health concern. Experts say that it’s here to stay and that seasonal outbreaks…

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

MosquitoNix provides exceptional services to South Florida customers. We work with the latest technologies in mosquito control, and we focus on misting and spraying solutions. Misting systems are extremely efficient, and they can reduce your mosquito population by up to 99 percent. However, they are even more effective if you install them at the right time of year. Many customers…

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Zika in 2017

In southern Florida, 2016 was a big year for Zika virus, but 2017 could be even worse. The first locally transmitted cases were reported in July 2016, and the numbers have increased steadily. Health officials are concerned that the mild winter will give mosquito populations a chance to flourish and infect new victims. Confirmed cases are expected to rise exponentially…

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Give the Gift of a Mosquito-Free Backyard

Keeping mosquitoes out of your yard can help you to enjoy a pest-free outdoor environment. Mosquitoes are annoying insects that bite into the flesh of humans and animals, and they feed on blood. They can leave red marks that itch, and they may even carry diseases. Young people and the very old can suffer from these diseases. Anyone who has…

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It’s November. Should I Still Be Worried About Mosquitoes?

South Florida has ample sunshine year-round – no wonder it’s called the Sunshine State. However, it also has plenty of humidity and pop-up showers in the afternoon. All of this heat and humidity creates the perfect breeding environment for mosquitoes. Although mosquito numbers drop in the winter, they’re not so quickly to decline in places like Miami and other South…

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Zika is Spreading Quickly in Singapore – Find Out Why

The Zika virus in on a tear through Singapore, with an explosion of cases where there had previously been a total of zero! Of the locals impacted, two are pregnant woman and that’s cause for serious concern due to the impact of the virus on unborn babies. Why is Zika gaining such a foothold where it previously had none? That’s…

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Common Breeding Grounds For Mosquitoes

South Florida provides the ideal breeding environment for mosquitoes. With a hot and humid climate, mosquitoes can thrive throughout the year and breed in areas where standing water occurs. Whether it’s swampy areas or upturned buckets in residential yards, these nuisance pests cause a real concern for people living throughout South Florida and across the Sunshine State. 5 Common Breeding…

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Congress Returns to Vote on Zika Funding

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are at it again – trying to find a resolution for both a measure that would fund efforts to keep the Zika virus at bay as well as a resolution that would keep the government operating after October 1st. The Zika virus has been a hot topic for the last several months and has now become…

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How Mosquito Control Effects Pollinators

Honey bees are important parts of nature. They produce honey and pollinate crops across the world. However, they must coexist with mosquitoes. Since mosquitoes are nuisances that bite and carry diseases, it is necessary to use insecticides that keep them away. To make sure that the buzzing creatures are not harmed by these chemicals, scientists have researched the effects of…

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Top Symptoms to Look Out for After Being Bitten by a Mosquito

While most mosquito bites are relatively harmless, a mosquito can sometimes carry diseases like West Nile virus and the Zika virus. Often, people who are infected with these illnesses do not realize that they have contracted the disease. The best way to treat a mosquito-borne virus is to prevent mosquito bites in the first place. Be Wary of Zika  As…

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Types of Mosquitoes in South Florida

South Florida is a paradise for people as it is for many animals and pests. Among the known pests, mosquitoes are among the tiniest yet most annoying. A few of these species are particularly dangerous to human and animal health. Common Mosquito Species in South Florida  The black salt marsh mosquitoes, or Aedes taeniorhynchus, are very small pests that move…

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Enjoy a Mosquito-Free BBQ This Summer

Everyone from hardcore vegans to meat lovers enjoys a good cookout. Nobody, however, is enthusiastic about sharing their BBQ with pests like mosquitoes. These insects are more than mere nuisances that buzz annoyingly around your face and leave itchy bite marks everywhere. They’re also vectors for numerous infectious diseases, including Zika virus, dengue fever, malaria and West Nile virus. If…

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Zika Prevention Tips

With a warm climate, multiple water sources and high humidity, South Florida is a mosquito-breeding ground. While South Florida’s residents spray to prevent annoying mosquito bites, there is another reason to control the mosquito population. Starting in 2015, the Zika virus began spreading across the world. Originally found in Uganda, it spread to Brazil in 2015 and caused hundreds of…

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Top Five Ways to Avoid the Zika Virus

The Zika virus has been making headlines all over the world, and many South Florida residents are rightly concerned about it. Indeed, Florida’s health officials are preparing for a potential Zika outbreak. Making matters worse, at this time, there isn’t a vaccine to prevent it. This microbe causes Zika virus disease, which usually involves headaches, pains in the joints, and…

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Areas Prone to Mosquito Infestation | MosquitoNix

 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 slightly moist areas with plenty of blood meals…

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