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Mosquito.buzz Blog

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

Spring Mosquito.Buzz Updates

1 Min

TICKS: As the temperatures increase, we will start to see the return of biting insects. IT'S TICK SEASON! There are lots of articles in the news these days about ticks and the diseases that they transmit. Protect you, your family, and pets from nasty disease carrying ticks. Our technicians will focus the treatments on the areas where ticks live, quest, and hide. For clients with scheduled tick services, applications will begin in late April / early May and will be completed throughout May.

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Topics: Ottawa

Add Tick Control To Your Service!

2 Min

Don't let ticks ruin your summer!

Ticks are an opportunistic pest. Right now, they're gearing up for a blood meal - which is required for them to stay alive. They're active all year round but are most common in spring and fall.

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Topics: Ottawa, Ticks 101, Tick Control

Tick Season Has Arrived In Ottawa

2 Min

Now more than ever, we understand just how important your outdoor spaces are going to be for you this spring and summer in the Ottawa region. Instead of being driven away from your backyards and into your bedrooms because of pesky and potentially dangerous ticks, we want you and your family to spread out and enjoy your precious spaces this season, worry-free.

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Topics: Ottawa, Ticks 101, mosquitobuzz, tick spray, Tick Control, mosquito.buzz, Get rid of ticks, Tick Pesticide, Tick Treatment

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

Tick Life Cycle: A Review For Spring

3 Min

When Sir Elton John sat down at his gold piano to pen the Academy Award winning hit song Circle of Life, we're not sure that he had the life cycle of ticks, from egg stage to full-fledged adulthood, on the brain. However, years later, John's 1994 classic could be used perfectly to describe the cycle a tick encounters from the start of spring to the first frost of winter: four unique life stages that often end with a bloody bite!

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Topics: Ottawa, Ticks 101, Tick Bite Prevention