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Mosquito.buzz Blog

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

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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

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

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 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

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

Where To Check For Ticks

3 Min

May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month in North America - a great initiative that we at mosquito.buzz are honoured to take part in every year. Lyme disease is caused by a type of bacteria called Borrelia burgdorferi, which can be transferred to humans through the bite of an infected blacklegged tick. Ticks become infected with Lyme disease by feeding on infected wild animals such as deer, birds, and small rodents, many of which can spread throughout the country by hitching rides on the backs of migratory birds. 

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Topics: Ticks 101, Tick Bite Prevention, tick spray, Tick Control

How To Get Rid Of Ticks

3 Min

With spring in full bloom, disease-carrying ticks are starting to wake up for the season in Canada, posing a risk to any potential host they find on wooded trails, public parks and even our own back yards. 

Don't let their tiny stature fool you; ticks can present a BIG problem for humans and pets alike, with diseases they can carry like Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever causing harmful and potentially long-lasting symptoms when spread to humans through their bite. 

Serious about tick-proofing your outdoor haven? Check out our branded tips below. 

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

How To Identify Different Kinds Of Ticks

2 Min

There are dozens of tick species found across Canada, but two of the most common (and notorious) are American Dog Ticks and Blacklegged Ticks. 

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Topics: Tick Bite Prevention, mosquitobuzz, tick spray, Tick Control, mosquito.buzz, Get rid of ticks, Tick Pesticide, Tick Treatment

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