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

Connor Hewson

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What Happens To Ticks In Winter?

3 Min

Sleigh bells ring, are you listening? In our yards, ticks are missing... 

Wow, can you believe that December is here already? Time to break out the Christmas records, put up the holiday lights, and dust off the warm winter jacket (preferably orange, if possible) before the temperatures drop to teeth-chattering levels here in Canada.

While each of these DIY tasks are important in their own way, there is one winter assignment that we at mosquito.buzz value over all others: tick-proofing your property. Because while some pests do die out in the winter due to the onset of colder weather, ticks are unfortunately not one of them. Bah humbug, we say! 

While ticks are much less prevalent and pose less of a threat to you or your pets in winter than they would in, say, spring and fall, you should still keep an eye out for those pesky arachnids during the colder months, especially if you live near heavily-wooded areas with large populations of deer, rabbits or mice. If certain factors exist, it is possible for ticks to be active and latch on to someone or something when looking for a warm place to hide...

Read on to learn more about what happens to ticks in the winter.

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Topics: Ticks 101, Tick Bite Prevention

Tips For Fall Tick Season

4 Min

Woo-ha - fall is here! Even though we love summer with a passion here at mosquito.buzz, it's nice to experience the many joys that a Canadian fall has to offer as well. You know, the orange leaves and orange hoodies and orange pumpkins and orange...oh wait, there seems to be a theme here. You could say we're suckers for orange here at MB! 

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Topics: Tick Bite Prevention, Ticks 101

What Happens After The Bite?

2 Min

Tick bites ain't nothing to mess with! If you or your pet are bitten by a tick, it's important not to panic. React swiftly, but calmly as well. If followed properly, these next steps will help to lower the risk of further damage, and help to get the tick away from you or your pet as soon as possible. 

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Topics: Tick Bite Prevention, Ticks 101

Protect Your Property From Ticks This Fall

3 Min

Ticks, ticks go away, come again another (non-fall) day. If you're worried about ticks ruining your fall bliss, know that you're not alone! October is a great time of year for staying outside and enjoying your property, but is also notorious for being a high-risk tick season in certain parts of Canada. That's something we're definitely not thankful for!

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Topics: Tick Bite Prevention, Ticks 101

When Is Mosquito Season Over?

2 Min
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Topics: Mosquitoes 101, Mosquito Bite Prevention

Protect Your Pets From Tick Bites This Fall

6 Min

Fall is great season for pet owners in Canada. The air is crisp and cool for walks, the summer heat has died down, and beds of leaves exist for our pets to play in. What more could we want for our furry friends? 

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Topics: Tick Bite Prevention, Ticks 101

Tick Risk Areas In Canada

4 Min
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Topics: Tick Bite Prevention, Ticks 101

What Is Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever?

5 Min

Wow, where did the summer go? Just as I was beginning to 'fall' for my summer routine, it seems like autumn is nearly here and August is almost over. That means, unfortunately, that tick season is upon on; and with it the potential to be infected with the various tick-borne illnesses that they can spread...

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Topics: Tick Bite Prevention, Ticks 101

Avoid Mosquitoes On The Golf Course

4 Min

Picture yourself golfing on a beautiful summers day. The conditions are perfect, the drinks are cold, and everything is going right.

You step up to the tee box on the 18th and settle into your stance. You’re just coming off a birdie on the last hole, and your confidence is riding high. Not Tiger Woods at Pebble Beach-high, but close.

As you swing your driver back, a mosquito suddenly buzzes in your ear, ruining your concentration and sending your favourite ball careening into the woods. A perfect round no more!

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Topics: Mosquitoes 101, Mosquito Bite Prevention

Learn About West Nile Virus

4 Min

 

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Topics: Mosquito-borne Infections, Mosquito Bite Prevention
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