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Organic Mosquito Treatment Vs Natural Mosquito Treatment

What Do “Organic” or “Natural” Mean When We Are Talking About Professional Mosquito Control? Organic Mosquito Control The term “Organic” has a specific meaning in the U.S. as it is related to pesticides and crop inputs. This definition is linked to the USDA National Organic Program (NOP). Most important: only inputs used in the production …

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Story-Based Education Increases Homeowner Knowledge of Lyme Disease Prevention

Tick bite prevention education through a film series “Spray Safe, Play Safe” Many of us, especially those who are living in regions of the northeastern United States, may already know that blacklegged ticks can carry pathogens that cause diseases, including Lyme disease. Thus, Lyme disease prevention is needed. Currently, educational materials of Lyme disease prevention …

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How to Use a New Degree-Day Hatching Model to Keep Your Customers Happy

New research will help predict tiger mosquito spring hatch As a pest control professional, fighting nuisance mosquitoes is a key to keeping your customers happy. In many parts of the U.S. the Aedes albopictus is one of the most aggressive biters that torment people in their backyards. A team of researchers from Rutgers and LSU …

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How to use Traps to Improve Your Natural Mosquito Service Options

Mosquito traps can improve customer satisfaction & reduce call backs If you offer backyard mosquito and tick service long enough, you will encounter “that house”. You know the one. The one with the backyard that no matter what you do, the mosquitoes keep coming.  They come like a plague each night around dusk, and they …

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Natural Tick Control: The Tick App is a Powerful New Tool to Fight Ticks and Lyme Disease

The Tick App: a research project to prevent tick-borne diseases The Tick App was developed as a part of a research study by researchers from Columbia University and the University of Wisconsin – Madison, members of the CDC Regional Centers for Excellence in Vector-Borne diseases. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is funding for this project.  The …

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Will the release of Genetically Modified mosquitoes impact my pest control business?

Will Genetically Modified mosquitoes impact pest control? Mosquitoes are tiny insects, yet the diseases they spread are amongst the most destructive forces impacting human health. According to the World Mosquito Program, nearly 700 million people contract mosquito-borne illnesses each year, causing about  one million deaths respectively. Will GM mosquitoes help to combat this problem?  In a …

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Professional Mosquito Control: Do Mosquito Barrier Treatments Work?

Backyard Pest Control – What is it about? Professional Mosquito Control is essential to control vector  populations. Ever wonder how to explain to customers why barrier treatments work to reduce mosquito numbers? You aren’t alone! An article by Dr. Rui-De Xue and others investigated the use of mosquito barrier treatments using Bifenthrin applications.  Visit the …

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Dengue continues to spread in the Western Hemisphere

“Dengue is an important insect-borne viral disease, transmitted in the Western hemisphere by the A. aegypti mosquito. It is endemic in the Caribbean with sporadic outbreaks in different regions. Cases in the United States are mostly imported cases but can be seen in the Gulf states as well as the Southeast. ” Link to full article here.   quoted from – “Ramirez-Ronda CH, …

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Natural Mosquito Control – the role of Cedarwood Oil in professional mosquito repellent products

Natural mosquito control: Cedarwood oil has excellent bioactivity against many arthropods The insect repellency properties of trees from the Juniperus genius of the family Cupressaceae have been know for centuries. This is why important cloth items are traditionally stored in Cedar chests. This is also why wooden hangers are made of Juniper or Cedar. In …

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Using Geraniol to Naturally Control Mosquitoes and Ticks

Geraniol is an important tool to naturally control mosquitoes and ticks Geraniol, is a naturally-occurring monoterpenoid. It is small and light, allowing  it to float easily into the air so we can  smell it.   (10C  18H  O). (Awesome chemical profile from Baker and Grant at Cornell – Geraniol Profile) Significant amounts of it are found …

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