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Stay outside all Summer long with expert tips to avoid mosquitoes and ticks.

Tick Talk: Effective Tick Control

3 Min

Well, here it is folks, the last of our 2018 Tick Talk blogs. The clock really does 'tick' by when you're having fun! 

Since our first Tick Talk entry on April 19, we have written about tick biology, the tick life cycle, the infamous tick blood meal, our country's most notorious ticks, Lyme disease awareness, and finally, Integrated Tick Management. Now, with all these important topics in our back catalog, it's time to focus on how our Mosquito.Buzz specialized tick control service can work to protect your property from marauding ticks and keep you outside all summer long. A fitting end, wouldn't you say? 

As a wise someone once said, 'all good things must come to an end'. Enjoy our final 2018 Tick Talk blog, and read on to learn more about our effective tick control service.

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Topics: Tick Bite Prevention

Tick Talk: Integrated Tick Management

4 Min

With spring in full bloom, Canadian homeowners are beginning to spend more time outdoors, enjoying their properties. Unfortunately, ticks are also starting to enjoy these properties too, causing panic and discomfort as they work to claim their next blood meal.

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Topics: Tick Bite Prevention

Tick Talk: Lyme Disease

4 Min

 

Greetings, Tick Talkers. Did you know that May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month? 

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Topics: Tick Bite Prevention

Tick Talk: Our Country's Most Wanted Ticks

4 Min

Howdy partners! Welcome to this week's Tick Talk blog.

For those unaware, Tick Talk is a weekly informational series on the life and times of our not-so favourite arachnid, the tick. From now until late-May, we will be churning out a new tick-related blog every week, with the goal of keeping our readers safe and informed for the upcoming spring/summer season. Sounds like fun, doesn't it?

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Topics: Ticks 101, Tick Bite Prevention

Tick Talk: The Tick Blood Meal

6 Min

 

Greetings, faithful readers! It's Thursday, and that means a new Tick Talk blog is signed, sealed, delivered, and ready to be consumed. What a time to be alive!

Speaking of consumption ... we're going to be talking about the tick blood meal this week, arguably the most important task of a ticks 2-year life.

Right now, ticks across the country are gearing up for their first blood meal, which is required for them to stay alive and advance to the next stage of their life cycle. In order to avoid becoming a ticks next blood meal, we need to study their habits and memorize tick prevention tips and tricks - starting today! 

Don't become the next tick blood meal! Read on to learn more about this infamous task
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Topics: Ticks 101, Tick Bite Prevention

Tick Talk: The Life Cycle of the Tick

4 Min

For many Canadians, the end of April means warmer weather and NHL playoffs. For us at Mosquito.buzz, however, April showers bring tick encounters - forget about those flowers!

While ticks can be active all year round, risk of human exposure is greatest in the late spring and during the summer.  Once better weather hits, so do the ticks, and they will begin questing for their next blood meal as soon as they are ready. Unfortunately, this just happens to coincide with the start of our spring outdoor activities.

Right now, ticks across the country are gearing up for their first blood meal, which is required for them to stay alive and advance to the next stage of their life cycle. In order to combat tick encounters and the harmful diseases that they can potentially spread, we need to better understand their life cycles, from egg to adult stage. 

Read on to learn more about the life cycle of the tick

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Topics: Ticks 101, Tick Bite Prevention

Tick Talk: Tick Biology

4 Min

Welcome to Tick Talk, ladies and gentleman; a weekly informational series on the life and times of our not-so favourite arachnid, the tick. From now until late-May, we will be writing about all things tick-related, with the goal of keeping you safe and informed for the upcoming spring/summer season! 

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Topics: Ticks 101

Why Mosquitoes Don't Bite You

3 Min

We all have that one (annoying) friend that mosquitoes just don’t seem to bite. They could be doing jumping jacks, in a swamp, dressed in all black, and still not be swarmed by those blood-sucking bandits. Where’s the fairness in that?

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Topics: Mosquitoes 101

What Happens to Mosquitoes In Winter?

3 Min

There’s a lot to love about winter in Canada, that’s for sure. From sleigh rides and hot chocolates to ski hills and frozen rinks, winter is the season where Canadians and their rugged country truly get to shine. There’s a reason it’s called the Great White North, after all.

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Topics: Mosquitoes 101

6 Mosquito Tips to Remember When Closing the Cottage

6 Min

Don’t look now cottage-goers, but winter is right around the corner. That means it’s time to shut down your property and put your cottage to bed before the gales of November come early. Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened!

Sure, packing up your cottage for the winter is never much fun.  It’s boring, tedious, and a lot of grunt work; but it’s also one of the most important tasks that any cottage owner can undertake, especially if they want to keep their mosquito population at bay come spring time.
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Topics: Mosquitoes 101
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