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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

How To Remove A Tick

3 Min

Yikes! You've just arrived home after a beautiful fall walk in the woods and happen to find a big, fat tick hanging out on your body. Time to panic, right?

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Topics: Ticks 101, Tick Bite Prevention, Tick Control

A Guide To Lyme Disease In Canada

5 Min

From coast to coast and peak to peak, Lyme disease is on the rise in Canada. 

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Topics: Ticks 101, Tick Bite Prevention, Get rid of ticks, Tick Treatment

How To Avoid Mosquitoes And Ticks In The Woods

3 Min

No matter how old you are, spending time outside in the woods can be a great way to connect with yourself and nature. What’s not to love about getting exercise AND enjoying breathtaking views at the same time? 

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

Mosquito Control Awareness Week FAQ's

3 Min

Mosquito Control Awareness Week in North America is one of our favourite weeks of the season. With our Canadian summer now in full swing, it's important to learn about controlling mosquito populations around your property, as well as the diseases that mosquitoes can spread if not monitored properly. 

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Topics: Mosquitoes 101, Mosquito-borne Infections, Mosquito Bite Prevention, mosquito.buzz

Coquillettidia Perturbans: AKA “Cattail Mosquito”

3 Min

Even though the skies above our heads are empty with air traffic during the COVID-19 pandemic, unfortunately this does not mean the flight schedule of the infamous “Cattail mosquito” won’t be picked up on the radar. Late June extending into Early July signals the 2-4 week stretch that Cattail mosquitoes will be using this open airspace to create a disturbance, while on the other hand many regions won’t experience their presence.

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Topics: Mosquitoes 101

Keep Your Backyard Mosquito-Free With The 3 D's.

3 Min

We all want to avoid mosquito bites in our own backyards, but how many of us actually take the proper precautions when push comes to shove? Apart from just blasting 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. Preparation is key, if you will. 

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Topics: Mosquitoes 101, Mosquito-borne Infections, Mosquito Bite Prevention, mosquito.buzz
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