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

Beware the Cattail Mosquito

2 Min

There are approximately 2500 species of mosquitoes across the world and roughly 82 of those species can be found here in Canada. One mosquito species of particular interest is the Coquillettidia perturbans, aka the “cattail mosquito”.  Aside from being a major nuisance, the cattail mosquitoes are vectors for many diseases, including West Nile virus, and Eastern equine encephalomyelitis, among others.

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Topics: Ottawa, Mosquitoes 101, Mosquito Bite Prevention

Mosquito Control Awareness Week 2019

4 Min

Wow, what a week! Across North America (and the world, really), we've seen so many great instances of people and organizations spreading awareness and sharing tips & anecdotes about mosquito control in honour of Mosquito Control Awareness Week. Every year, MCAW just seems to get bigger and better!  

What is Mosquito Control Awareness Week you ask? And why is it so important in 2019? Well, our friends over at the American Mosquito Control Association started this initiative with the ultimate goal of educating the public about mosquitoes, the risks associated with mosquito bites, and the significance of mosquito control providers like the good people here at mosquito.buzz.

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Topics: Mosquitoes 101, Mosquito Bite Prevention

When Is Mosquito Season Over?

2 Min
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Topics: Mosquitoes 101, Mosquito Bite Prevention

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

Keep Your Cottage Mosquito-Free!

4 Min

Rejoice, cottage-goers! July is here, which means that cottage season has officially been on for a few great months now. Time to grease up the barbecue, polish the boat, and stock up on some cold drinks for the weekend. Let's stay outside!

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Topics: Mosquitoes 101, Mosquito Bite Prevention

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

Mosquito Look-Alike: European Crane Fly

1 Min

Just when you thought skeeter season was over, your property appears to have been invaded by mammoth mosquitoes. But don't be fooled; these look-alikes are actually nothing like the real deal.

To the untrained eye, these might look like GIANT mosquitoes. But don't stress - these guys are European Crane Flies, and they've been out in force for the last few weeks.

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Topics: Mosquitoes 101, Stay Outside

How Does a Mosquito Bite... and Why?

2 Min

Canadians from coast to coast look forward to Summer all year long. We can't wait to ditch the gloves and scarves, bask in the sunshine, and get outdoors. What's not to love about Summer?

Ah, yes. Mosquitoes. There isn't much to complain about in Summer, but mosquitoes have got to be one of those few irritations. Canada boasts the largest number of lakes in the world (and they're pretty spectacular), but unfortunately with those bragging rights comes a fair amount of mosquitoes. 

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Topics: Mosquitoes 101
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