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Tips on How To Keep Mosquitoes Away From Your Next Outdoor Event

Have you ever attended an outdoor summer event, like a wedding or a birthday celebration, and ended up covered in mosquito bites? Were you constantly shooing them away? We’re certain you have had this experience before. Doesn’t seem like a good time, does it? However, there is one positive side to this awful experience: you now understand how necessary it…

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Symptoms of An Infected Mosquito Bite

Mosquitoes can transmit diseases including Zika, Yellow Fever, Malaria, and the Chikungunya Virus, and we could become infected as a result. So, how can you tell if the mosquito that bit you was carrying one of these diseases and if you were infected as a result of its bite? Let’s find out! What Are The Symptoms Of An Infected Mosquito…

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Ticks: Tips to Keep You Safe Outdoors

It’s always important to be tick-aware and to take appropriate precautions when exploring outside. Traditionally, experts think of peak tick season starting in May, running through July, with a smaller peak in activity that can occur around October. Unfortunately, the truth is that you can get tick-borne illnesses at any point in the year, as technically, rick season never ends.…

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How to Avoid Mosquito Bites on Vacation

Avoiding Mosquitoes On Your Vacation Spring Break is right around the corner, then soon after that it’s Summer time. These are always great times for a get-a-way-, and some much-needed relaxation and nice weather! Unfortunately, there is one insect that is waiting to spoil your vacation, the mosquito. Thankfully, there are several things we have listed below that you can…

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How to Prepare for Mosquito Season

How to Prepare for Mosquito Season in Austin, Texas Not all mosquitoes die off over winter. Most male mosquitoes will die off during the winter, but the female mosquito can store fat during the winter, and some species of mosquitoes even lay eggs that can survive the winter.  It is important to prepare for the upcoming mosquito season because as…

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What Happens to Mosquitoes in the Winter?

The summertime is full of sun and fun, when you can get outdoors and enjoy all that this season supplies the five senses; fragrant flowers, gorgeous blue skies, bird’s singing, fresh fruit, and – ouch! – pesky mosquitoes! But have you ever wondered what happens to mosquitoes when the colder months arrive? Do they just up and die? Not quite.…

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Why Should I Install a Misting System?

MosquitoNix® in Austin, Texas MosquitoNix® misting solutions are designed for efficient pest control that will work all year long. We are careful when targeting areas around your home that could be nesting grounds for mosquitos. Misting services around the perimeter are known to be most effective. It is essential to know that this will only work if the installation of…

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How Do Mosquitoes Affect Pets?

Are Your Pets at Risk? Once temperatures start to rise in the spring, most of us start getting excited about summer adventures. From travelling with the family to spending days outside at the pool or lake, summertime provides many great memories with those we care about most. However, with temperatures on the rise, that also means mosquitos and other bugs…

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Basic Tips to Keep Mosquitoes Away

Basic Steps to Keep Mosquitoes Away Do you enjoy spending your summer evenings outdoors, just enjoying your backyard with family and friends? Do you love the sound of Summer time, like the crackle and bang on 4th of July and the sizzling sound of burgers on the grill?  Another summer sounds we are all too familiar with, is the ominous…

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Plants That Help Deter Mosquitoes

What plants can you plant in your yard to help deter mosquitoes? Did you know there are several types of outdoor plants you can plant around your yard that can help deter mosquitoes? Not only can they help deter pesky mosquitoes, but they can also enhance the beauty of your yard by adding bright colors and their natural fragrance can…

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What Bit Me? What You Need to Know

What You Need to Know About Bug Bites Everyone has suffered from that incredibly itchy bite that keeps you awake at night, and no matter what type of bug bite you have, it is good to know what bit you. Learning to identify a bug bite by how it looks and feels will help you know whether to treat the…

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Myths About Mosquitos | Exposing the Truth

Mythful Thinking Everybody knows that there is not much to like about mosquitos. Sometimes we do not like them so much that we tend to make up things about them to make them seem worse. Well the truth is that mosquitos are already bad enough… therefore we do not need any rumors going around about any untruthful myths that may…

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Tips for Mosquito Season | Prepare In Advance

The Calm Before the Storm Colder weather is upon us in the Austin, Texas area and this means a brief stall in mosquito activity! Let it be known that this does not mean they have vanished. Mosquitos will hibernate or move to warmer areas during winter, only to return just in time for warmer weather to attack again. Often times…

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Rain & Mosquitos, The Perfect Storm

The Impact of Rain When the rain comes, so do a mess of hungry blood-sucking mosquitos. Mosquitos need water in order to survive for it is essential for successful breeding to happen. Unfortunately for us humans, mosquitos are very resilient and do not need much water to breed. Therefore when it rains, it is mosquito party time. Many would think…

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How Do Mosquitos Track Humans?

Track and Attack! The female mosquito is a brutal hunter who will track you down with ruthless intent. Studies show that mosquitos work hard to protect themselves, so if they are going after you, it’s because they feel the chances of success are high. This new information about what attracts mosquitos will lead to further breakthroughs in protection, but for…

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The Life Cycle of a Mosquito

Have you ever wondered about the life cycle of a mosquito? These biting bugs actually have a life cycle that takes place in four stages: egg, larvae, pupae, and adult mosquitoes. Read on to learn more about a mosquito’s life cycle. The Mosquito Life Cycle Once their job is done, male mosquitoes live three to five days. No need to…

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Mosquito Infestation Prone Areas

What Areas are more Prone to Mosquito Infestation?  Ever wonder why the mosquitoes are worse out by the lake or the pool? Female mosquitos begin the process of complete metamorphosis by laying eggs in stagnant water as little as one-quarter of an inch deep.  You typically see mosquitos flying around grass and shrubbery as the adult mosquitoes thrive in slightly…

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Summer Grilling Tips and Recipes

Summer Grilling Done Right If you want to have success with your summer grilling, then you’re going to have to do a few things that will change your grilling experience forever. Some view grilling as an art form that can be mastered through concentration and education. Let us help you, master, grilling this summer. A Clean Grill The first step…

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Enjoy Summer Outdoors with MosquitoNix

Let MosquitoNix Help You Enjoy The Summer Outdoors Whether you are setting up for a summer picnic in your backyard, having friends over to swim in your pool, or enjoying a cozy fire roasting marshmallows, mosquitos can quickly ruin the experience for you and your guests. One of the quickest and most effective ways to avoid an uninvited mosquito from…

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What Insect Eats Mosquitos?

The Hunter Hunted Have you ever wanted to know what insect eats mosquitos? Not all insects are harmful and annoying like mosquitos. It is important to know what types of insects you should be keeping near your home to naturally minimize mosquitoes.  The Mosquito Killer The most common insect that preys on and eats mosquitos are dragonflies. Not only are…

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Worst US Cities for Mosquitos? Austin is on the List

Austin Named One of the Worst US Cities for Mosquitos We all know that mosquitos are annoying wherever we are, but did you know that the beloved state of Texas is named the worst for these pesky creatures, and Austin takes one of the top cities on that list. We all know Texas is a great place to live, but…

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Diseases Carried By Mosquitos

How Do Mosquitos Carry Diseases? Mosquito bites are often harmless, but in some cases, a mosquito bite can transmit life-threatening diseases. Let’s look at how mosquitos carry diseases and what you can do to protect yourself this summer. Mosquitos: The Human-Animal Link Typically, mosquito-borne illnesses are caused by microscopic parasites that are picked up from animals’ blood. These parasites are…

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Your Guide to a Mosquito Free Yard in Austin

You have the best day ever planned and the festivities take place in your backyard. Everything is going great until night falls. Mosquitos want to join the party and end up ruining your get together. It’s time to tackle this mosquito problem once and for all. Removing Mosquito Welcoming Mats The first step in proper mosquito control in Austin is…

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What You Didn’t Know About Mosquitos

Mosquitos might annoy you to no end during Austin summers, but how much do you know about these pests? Learning more about these insects helps you discover the most effective ways of getting them out of your backyard. Mosquitos have many natural predators that work to control their population. You may see spiders keeping them in check inside, while amphibians…

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7 Facts About Mosquitoes

Most people prefer to stay away from mosquitoes and their nasty, itchy bites. Whether the mosquito carries a disease or simply causes the person’s skin to itch, its main purpose in life is to feed on animal and human blood. Although people have good reasons to avoid mosquitoes, a few facts show that mosquitoes are fascinating insects. Here is a…

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Tips for Keeping Mosquitoes Away From Your Summer BBQs

For millions of Americans, one of the highlights of summer is holding backyard barbecues with friends and family. Sadly, pests like mosquitoes make enjoying a traditional barbecue a challenge. These simple tips will keep mosquitoes far away from your Austin BBQ sessions. Deploy Smells That Mosquitoes Hate Mosquitoes tend to avoid certain fragrances like the plague. Spreading those smells around is best…

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5 Myths About Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes are annoying pests that can ruin a fun evening spent outside. In addition to giving you itchy bites, mosquitoes can spread severe viruses that are avoidable by taking the right precautions. Widespread misunderstandings about mosquitoes can cause you to make mistakes when seeking to protect yourself. The best way to stay safe when spending time outside, therefore, is to…

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Is Zika Still a Threat in the US?

Mosquitoes are by far some of the oldest pests known to mankind. Over the years, these problematic insects have earned a reputation for spreading sickness and disease. To keep mosquitoes away, homeowners and businesses throughout Texas are urged to take the necessary precautions. During the warmer months, mosquito bites are especially common. Here are some of the biggest myths about…

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Tips for Choosing the Right Mosquito Repellent for Your Family

Mosquitoes are both a nuisance and a potentially dangerous health threat due to a number of viruses they can transmit to humans. We understand how important it is that you provide a safe environment for your loved ones. Dealing with mosquito infestations promptly can offer you peace of mind that the well-being of your family is protected. All of this…

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Where Mosquitoes are Common in Austin

Austin’s climate makes the perfect breeding spot for mosquitoes. These blood-sucking insects thrive in warm, humid areas where they can multiply and feed on people and animals. They’re found throughout residential, commercial, recreational and industrial landscapes in both rural and urban areas. Mosquitoes don’t pop up out of thin air; in fact, they’re in the most common places in a…

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Where Do Mosquitoes Go in the Winter?

Mosquitoes are a well-known summertime pest, often showing up to ruin outdoor get-togethers and camping trips. However, just because mosquitoes are less active during the winter months doesn’t mean that they disappear. By understanding the life cycle of a mosquito, you can take steps to protect your home from the these irritating blood-suckers when the weather warms again. Mosquito Life…

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Happy Holidays from MosquitoNix

Have you remembered to plan for pest control during the holiday season? Pests such as mosquitoes are a particularly common problem during outdoor gatherings such as backyard BBQs. At MosquitoNix, we know you want to provide the most comfortable surroundings for all of your Labor Day BBQ guests. Fighting off swarming mosquitoes is not the best way to begin your…

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Tips To Have A Mosquito-Free Labor Day Cookout

Declare right now that your Labor Day cookout is going to be perfect. Instead of standing idly by and putting up with mosquitoes, consider using the following tips to reclaim your deck and backyard. Make Yourself Less Attractive To prevent an invasion, you have to understand what captures the attention of mosquitoes. Anything with a strong scent can be an…

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The Deadliest Creature in the World

When you think about the world’s deadliest creatures, you might picture one of the big cats or even something that lives deep in the ocean. What you probably don’t picture is the tiny mosquito. However, officials now believe that the mosquito is probably one of the most dangerous and deadly creatures in existence. It is estimated that mosquitoes kill as…

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The Deadliest Mosquito Diseases

Texas is home to more than 85 different mosquito species, many of which can transmit disease. No one likes mosquito bites, but many people aren’t aware that every year, millions of people die from diseases that are transmitted by mosquitoes. While we’re relatively lucky to be safe from many of those diseases here in Texas, there are still a few…

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Top Places Mosquitoes Breed

Mosquitoes are annoying insects that feed on the blood of humans and other mammals. When mosquitoes bite a human, they leave an itchy bump that can cause irritation for several days. Since mosquitoes inject themselves directly into a person’s bloodstream to draw out nourishment, they can transmit a wide variety of diseases. Viruses such as West Nile and Zika are…

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Are Mosquitoes Attracted to Particular Blood Types?

Has it ever felt as if you or someone you know is a mosquito magnet, attracting the pesky flying pests far more than other people? Well, it may not be all in your head. Scientific studies have suggested that mosquitoes may, in fact, be drawn to some people more than others, and one of the major factors is blood type.…

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Should You Be Scared of the Zika Virus?

People are often scared of what they don’t know. New diseases seem to be emerging all of the time to scare the pants off the masses, and one of those diseases is the Zika virus. You’ve probably heard of Zika by now – a virus spread by mosquitoes with a detrimental impact on women who are pregnant and their unborn…

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Protect your Memorial Day BBQ with QuickNix Treatments

Memorial Day in Austin is when swimming pools open and grills get fired up for the season. Unfortunately, it’s also when mosquito populations soar around the area. Nothing can put a damper on a barbecue quite like having to constantly swat away mosquitoes. Applying repellents and fogging the yard only do so much. If you are ready to enjoy your…

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Is Zika Still an Issue in Austin?

The Zika virus has circulated in the news since 2013 and isn’t losing steam. In fact, more cases of infections have been reported throughout the United States over the past four years, including in the city of Brownsville, Texas, in 2016. It’s the first report of a local mosquito-borne Zika case in the state. Though Austin sits more than 300 miles…

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When’s the Best Time of Year to Install a Misting System?

MosquitoNix is a mosquito control company that provides mosquito spraying services as well as mosquito misting systems for customers in this region. Our friendly team of service professionals is prepared to meet all of your pest-control needs. Customer service is an important part of our company’s ethic. We provide the technology necessary to make a difference in the daily life…

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Where Do Mosquitoes Go When It Is Cold Out?

Austin residents start venturing outdoors more often as the late fall and winter temperatures bring cooler days. Also, many residents enjoy the lack of mosquitoes as dusk arrives. After the Zika scare this year, residents in the area are wondering where these pests go when it is cold out and when they will return. Where Do Mosquitoes Go When It…

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Zika In 2017

The Aedes mosquito family is known for carrying and transmitting Zika virus, and it is one of the most common species found in Austin. As the winter approaches, mosquitoes will be scarce until late winter or early spring. However, it is important to know the current Zika facts and tips for preventing it in 2017. Updated Zika Facts According to…

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Give The Gift Of A Mosquito-free Backyard

After a long summer that was darkened with the threat of Zika, Austin residents are starting to breathe a sigh of relief as mosquito populations dwindle. However, the relief will not last for long. Mosquitoes will return in force when temperatures reach about 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Many of them live in holes in the ground until the weather warms up…

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It’s November; Should I Still Be Worried About Mosquitoes?

Mosquitoes stick to a fairly regular schedule in much of the country. Starting in June, these pests fly about in swarms and hang out in yards until late August or early September. However, mosquitoes enjoy the Austin weather so much that they continue to bother everyone even in November. Austin’s hot, humid climate gives rise to mosquito infestations every year,…

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Common Breeding Grounds for Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes are a common problem during summertime. To prevent mosquitoes from breeding near your home, you have to remove the locations where mosquitoes lay their eggs. The common house mosquito typically likes to lay its eggs in standing water, and it only needs an inch of water to lay eggs. Removing bird baths, swimming pools, drains and ponds can protect…

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Research to Help Honeybees

Honeybees are incredibly important to our ecosystem, and in recent years it has been discovered just how devastating the impact of pesticides has been on the bee population. Without pollinators like bees, humans wouldn’t be able to produce the crops we need, so it’s important to find a way to both protect the food humans grow and protect honeybees. Researchers…

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How Mosquito Control Affects Pollinators

Approximately 75 percent of the crops that humans rely on for food require pollination by bees, other insects or birds, according to researchers at Penn State University, and up to 95 percent of the flowers and trees found in nature also rely on pollinators. In recent years, the declining population of bees in the United States has worried scientists practicing…

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Mosquito Bite Symptoms and Prevention Tips

If one thing can put a damper on an otherwise fun-filled summer in Austin, TX, it’s dealing with mosquitoes. These pesky pests are a fact of life, but that doesn’t mean that you have to resign yourself to being perpetually bitten up. There are ways to reduce the risk of being bitten in the first place. However, when and if…

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Types of Mosquitoes in the Austin area

Summer is in full swing in Austin, which means the mosquitoes aren’t far behind. While everyone knows that mosquitoes are a nuisance, you may not realize there are different types of mosquitoes around your home. Because different breeds of mosquito are attracted to different things, it’s important to know what kinds of mosquitoes you may be dealing with. Texas is…

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Enjoy a Mosquito Free BBQ This Summer

Each year, more than 80 percent of Americans will enjoy at least one outdoor barbecue. To avoid the intense summer heat, many people prefer to cook later in the day, but the moderate temperatures also provide the ideal conditions for mosquitoes. In addition to being a nuisance, mosquitoes can pose a serious health risk to your family and friends. With…

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Enjoy a Mosquito Free BBQ This Summer

Each year, more than 80 percent of Americans will enjoy at least one outdoor barbecue. To avoid the intense summer heat, many people prefer to cook later in the day, but the moderate temperatures also provide the ideal conditions for mosquitoes. In addition to being a nuisance, mosquitoes can pose a serious health risk to your family and friends. With…

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Zika Prevention Tips

Ways to Avoid the Zika Virus in Austin, TX With the Zika outbreak rapidly spreading across the Americas, prevention is key to preventing the disease. Once Zika is contracted, it causes flu-like symptoms that often go unnoticed. Unfortunately, the virus carries a risk of birth defects and deaths among unborn children. If a pregnant woman contracts Zika, her child may…

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Top 5 Ways to Avoid the Zika Virus

The Zika virus has been scaring many travelers away from the tropics. Below are five ways to avoid contracting Zika. Use an effective insect repellant When you are outdoors, use an insect repellant. The CDC recommends using a product that contains DEET. Although the use of DEET on the skin has been controversial, a 2014 Popular Science article busts the myths surrounding…

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