Category Archives for Mosquitoes

What Eats Mosquitoes? – Predator Guide

Mosquito Predators - What Animals Eat Mosquitoes?

In the circle of life, no living creature is excluded from the order of the food chain. Even the largest shark has its predators. The same goes for the, almost unnoticeable, flying mosquito. Mosquitoes can ruin any good evening outdoors. When they're not biting, the buzzing sound is enough to make you go crazy.

We all know how annoying it can be trying to get some sleep, but all you hear is the buzz of a hungry mosquito. Now you’re laying in the dark waving and clapping your hands trying to kill that pest. Finally, it's down, but through the space of your dark room arises yet another familiar buzz. Signaling that your battle for sleep isn't over.

If you can somewhat relate, you might be pleased to hear that mosquitoes, do in fact, have a range of predators. From the earliest days of the tiny larvae to the golden years of a mosquito life, these pests endure daily threats.

So what eats mosquitoes? Who are the predators we should thank for keeping the pest under control? Continue reading to find out.

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What Do Mosquito Bites Look Like?

What Does A Mosquito Bite Look Like?

Summer is the season for shorts and t-shirts, BBQs, and get-togethers. It’s a time where we love to spend the few hours before dusk sitting in the yard enjoying the early evening. That is until we hear that familiar buzz and feel that itchy sting, then all the joy is ruined.

There is a whole world of pests which all emit a buzzing sound, so how do you know what bit you? It can be alarming to wake up the next morning seeing an unknown bump on your arm. However, many of us shake the worry off and convince ourselves it was a mere mosquito, but what do mosquito bites actually look like?

We all know and hate these flying pests. They are everywhere—inside, outside, by the water, and in our yards—once they sense a meal, nothing will stop them.

To help you identify that itchy bump on your skin, I’ve put together this little guide.

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Swollen Mosquito Bites – What You Need To Know

Mosquito Bite Swelling

Mosquito bite swelling can be painful and unsightly. In this article, you will discover why mosquito bites swell and how to treat them. You will also learn how long you can expect your bite to stay swollen for.

I will also detail the potential causes of persistent mosquito bite swelling. You will learn what to do in the event your mosquito bite does not improve.

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Plants That Repel Mosquitoes

Natural Mosquito Repellent Plants That Keep Them Away

Mosquitoes are a real nuisance, especially in the warmer months. There are a number of different, chemical ways that you can deter these pests from buzzing around your garden. However, if you are looking for a more natural solution, then incorporating some repelling plants into your garden is a great option.

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Best Natural Mosquito Repellents

Natural & Homemade Mosquito Repellents

Mosquitoes can ruin any outdoor activity during the summer. When you’re trying to have fun and relax with friends and family, being attacked by these pesky pests is not ideal. Natural mosquito repellents are the ideal way to stay bite-free.

To avoid getting bitten, many of us turn to products containing DEET and other strong repellents. However, many of these harsh ingredients aren't safe for everyone to use. Is it really necessary to use such hefty chemicals? No, it isn’t. In fact, there is a wide range of natural mosquito repellents available. Some work even better than the expensive, chemical-filled products.

Keep reading to see my top recommendations for battling the bite.

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How to Get Rid Of Mosquitoes In The House

Mosquitoes In The House - Indoor Repellent Guide

Mosquitoes outside can be a real bother, but nothing is more annoying than mosquitoes in the house. Not only do mosquitoes bite, but they can also spread diseases. With that in mind, it is important to take certain measures to keep them out of your home.

Do not worry, there are a number of ways to get rid of mosquitoes in the house. The first step is to identify if you have a problem at all. Then you must figure out where the problem may be coming from. After that, you can begin to treat the problem and be well on the way to making your house mosquito-free.  

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Mosquito Life Cycle

Life Cycle Of A Mosquito

The mosquito can be a fascinating insect when looking at its life stages. About 220 million years ago, a branch from the fly that we know today, decided he wanted to be different. Soon, he began developing the characteristics of the primitive mosquito.

During its evolution from a fly into a blood-feasting mosquito, the insect developed a long, slim body. The mouth grew in length, and sooner or later, its system became accustomed to hunting.

The life cycle of a mosquito spans over several stages. However, with over three thousand different species today, the development is unique for each one.

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Mosquito Larvae – Everything You Need To Know

Mosquito Larvae & Baby Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes are a dangerous and ubiquitous insect. They can be found in nearly every area of the planet, from dense jungles to high peaks. Mosquitoes have four stages in their life cycle, three of which they must go through before reaching adulthood.

The larval stage is a developmental process in the mosquito life cycle. This baby mosquito phase is essential for mosquito development, so it is crucial we understand it if we are to win the war against these disease-carrying pests.

In this article, we take an in-depth look at mosquito larvae.  

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How to Stop Mosquito Bites From Itching

How To Make Mosquito Bites Stop Itching

Almost everyone has experienced the unbearable itch of a mosquito bite. In this article, you will learn all you need to know about stopping mosquito bites from itching.

This article will cover why mosquito bites itch and the reactions you may experience. You will also discover why scratching a mosquito bite should be avoided, however tempting it may be.

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How To Kill Mosquitoes

How To Kill Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes leave itchy bites and can carry nasty diseases. In this article, I will cover how to kill mosquitoes indoors and outdoors.

You will learn all about these pests and how they operate. I will also detail the signs of a mosquito infestation. Finally, you can discover strategies to repel mosquitoes from your property.

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