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Mosquito.buzz Blog

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

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Protect Your Campers From Ticks and Mosquitoes

3 Min

Camp is coming back, but so are the mosquitoes and ticks!

Let's face it; camps and camp grounds are notorious for all sorts of creatures, especially mosquitoes and ticks. That's part what makes it camp after all! 

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Topics: Mosquito-borne Infections, Tick Control, mosquito.buzz, Summer Camp

Prevent Mosquito Bites This Summer

3 Min

Summer in Canada is short... way too short. During the summer months we all want to avoid mosquito bites when at the cottage or in the backyard, but how many of us actually take the proper precautions? Apart from just spraying your skin with a repellent when you're spending time outside, there's a lot of simple things you can do to avoid getting bitten by mosquitoes this season.

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Topics: Mosquitoes 101, Mosquito Bite Prevention, mosquitobuzz

How Ticks Spread Lyme Disease

5 Min

Tick bites are more than just an annoyance for Canadians, they are potentially dangerous because of the growing number of Lyme disease infected ticks. The disease was first recognized in Connecticut in 1975, and is caused by a bacteria called Borrelia burgdorferi  transmitted to humans through the bite of an infectious blacklegged tick.

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Topics: Ticks 101, Tick Bite Prevention, Tick Treatment

The Cattail Mosquito

4 Min

Only Open Between the hours of 9pm – 11pm

Unfortunately, unlike all other Canadians, mosquitoes don’t have to follow or practice the same social and physical distancing rules that apply to people. Stay at home order or not, mosquitoes still travel, mosquitoes do not limit their numbers, mosquitoes do not wear masks, and mosquitoes certainly do not use hand sanitizer!

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Topics: Mosquito Bite Prevention, mosquito.buzz

Common Mosquito Sources In Your Backyard

12 Min

The backyard is a magical place during summertime in Canada. From mouth-watering BBQ's to long nights spent under the stars with family and friends, there is plenty of fun and entertainment to be had in outdoor spaces across the country during the warm summer months, weather permitting of course.  

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Topics: Mosquitoes 101, Mosquito Bite Prevention, mosquito.buzz

What Is Lyme Disease?

3 Min

Lyme disease is on the rise across Canada, and has been for quite some time. It is a serious illness that is spread by the bite of infected blacklegged ticks, which contract the disease by feeding on infected wild animals such as deer, birds, and small rodents.

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Topics: Tick Bite Prevention, Tick Control, Tick Pesticide

How To Tame Ticks This Spring

2 Min

Ticks are active all year round, but are most common in Spring and Fall. Ticks will begin biting as soon as temperatures are consistently above 7 degrees... aka right now!

Once better weather hits across Canada, so do the ticks. Right now, ticks across the country are gearing up for a blood meal, which is required for them to stay alive and keep their clock ticking.

How To Avoid Tick Bites

  • Wear closed-toe shoes and long-sleeved clothing
  • Tuck your pants into your socks. You'll look a bit ridiculous, but it works!
  • Wear light coloured clothing to help you spot potential ticks easier
  • Wash yourself as soon as you get home to get rid of any loose ticks
  • Do a full body check on yourself, your kids, or your pets if you've come back from a tick prone area
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Topics: Ticks 101, Tick Bite Prevention, Tick Control

How To Deal With The Crane Fly

2 Min

Attack of the giant, alien mosquito? Nope - no need to worry! What you see pictured above is a European crane fly, a turfgrass pest (and non-bloodsucker) found across many regions of Canada.

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Topics: Mosquitoes 101

What Colours Are Mosquitoes Attracted To?

2 Min

We’ve heard it time and time again; there’s something about you, in particular, that mosquitoes just love. Is it your whimsical personality? No, probably not. Your exquisite taste in music, literature and film? Nope. Not that either. Is it something about your aura? Well, sort of.

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Topics: Mosquito Bite Prevention, Stay Outside, mosquito.buzz

A Collection Of 10 Eye-Popping Mosquito Facts

5 Min

At first glance mosquitoes might seem like simple creatures to us humans. They suck our blood, harass our families, carry nasty diseases, and breed like crazy in the woods. Rinse and repeat, nothing more to see.

But is that really the case? Well, you'll have to read our list of 10 eye-popping mosquito facts to find out! Let's just say there are a few tidbits that might surprise you... 

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Topics: Mosquitoes 101, Mosquito Bite Prevention, mosquito.buzz