Category Archives for Mosquitoes

Does Lavender Repel Mosquitoes?

Will Lavender Repel Mosquitoes?

Lavender is a common plant that many people have in their gardens. It’s part of the mint family (Lamiaceae) and the herb presents a beautiful, strong fragrance and pretty flowers. In this article, we’ll look at using lavender to repel mosquitoes and if it actually works, or if it’s just a myth.

There’s nothing worse than being outdoors, just trying to relax and unwind, only to get bitten by mosquitoes. These tiny insects can cause some major irritation, and will disrupt an otherwise pleasant night. By using an effective repellent, we can solve the mosquito problem.

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Mosquito Bite Blisters – Causes & Treatment

​​Mosquito Bite Blisters

Have you ever had a blister from a mosquito bite? For most of us, bites have one main annoying side effect: they itch, a lot. For others, mosquito bites can cause a more severe allergic reaction in their body, this includes blisters.

Blisters can be painful and hard to deal with, particularly if they’re in a location such as our heel or around the ankle. In this article, we’ll look at what actually causes mosquito bite blisters to form, and how to deal with them.

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Do Crane Flies Eat Mosquitoes?

​​Do Crane Flies Eat Mosquitoes?

What may look like a mosquito hovering over the water at first glance, could just be the mosquito’s harmless cousin, the crane fly. Crane flies do resemble mosquitoes, however, there are many differences between these insects. Two of the most important being that they do not bite humans nor do they spread diseases as mosquitoes do.

If crane flies look like mosquitoes, but don’t bite us, then what do they eat? Mosquitoes? Read on to find out more about crane flies, what they look like, and most importantly, what they like to eat.

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How to Get Rid Of Mosquito Bites Fast

​​How to Get Rid Of Mosquito Bites Fast​

Mosquito bites are irritating and painful if you suffer from a reaction. If you have ever been bitten by one, you’ll know what it feels like. Getting rid of mosquito bites quickly will truly be a blessing for those of us with extra sweet blood.

This article will look at different methods and treatments you can use to help mosquito bites heal as quickly as possible. We’ll look at the treatments you can get from the drugstore and those you may already have at home in the kitchen cupboards.

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Types of Mosquitos

Types & Species of Mosquitos

There are more than 3,000 mosquito species in the world. Today, we'll look at five different species and explore their details up close.

Mosquitoes are almost everywhere we look. Some species are harmless, while others are capable of spreading deadly diseases. Understanding the individual species is key to eliminating them from our populated areas. So, without further ado, let's find out about them.

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Mosquito Bite Rash – Causes & Treatment

​​Mosquito Bite Rash - Guide

We are all familiar with the mosquito's itchy bite, but we don’t all experience the same reaction. Sometimes we will get a rash from a mosquito bite, to accompany the itch.

The reasons and severity of mosquito bite rashes vary from person to person. Some may have a minor flare-up, while for others it could be an indication of a life-threatening reaction.

Rashes are never fun, whatever their cause might be. Fortunately, there are ways to identify the early stages and even to prevent them from developing in the first place.

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Essential Oils for Mosquito Bites

​​Essential Oils for Mosquito Bites

Mosquito bites can itch more than any other bug bite can. We already know a lot about the various creams and lotions we can use to ease the symptoms of a bite. Yet, we shouldn't forget the power of essential oils for mosquito bites. These oils are an excellent alternative to manufactured creams and lotions.

Essential oils are, of course, not for everyone—some people are allergic, while others have very sensitive skin. But in general, these natural alternatives have great powers to not only soothe your skin, but also to calm your overall senses. In this article, we will explore exactly how essential oils can help ease the sting, and which ones to use.

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Mosquito Eggs – How To Find & Kill Them

​​Mosquito Eggs

As with all life, it has to start somewhere and, for a mosquito, it starts with an egg. The more we know about mosquito eggs, the better chance we have of controlling the mosquito population. Mosquitoes have been around for much longer than we have.

Although they are pests to us, they do have their uses in the environment. They are a good food source for other living creatures, such as birds and bats, as well as for fish. We don’t want to totally eradicate them, but we do want to achieve better control.

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Homemade Mosquito Traps

Homemade & DIY Mosquito Traps

When it comes to killing mosquitoes, sometimes one of the best ways is to lure them close with a high-tech trap. But how about a homemade mosquito trap? Do they work? If made correctly, homemade mosquito traps can work rather efficiently. These are a cheaper alternative to the store-bought traps. With a little knowledge and creativity, creating your own mosquito trap may only take you a few minutes.

However, to make the best trap, it is essential to understand how these work. I will explain to you what attracts mosquitoes and how you can make your own trap. I will also share a bit about what to look out for in terms of risk and precautions, so you can stay safe.

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Mosquito Bites on Dogs

​Mosquito Bites on Dogs

Mosquitoes are an annoying pest known for feeding on the blood of humans. Not only do they cause irritating and itchy bites, they can also spread serious diseases. While mosquitoes seem to prefer biting humans, they will also bite other warm-blooded creatures.

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