MosquitoControl For theSummerKeep These Biting PestsAway From Your Family ThisYear
A Mosquito Lesson           Mosquitos have been on the planet           for more than 30 million years, and           they...
Wondering How They FindYou?It’s simple, really. They have a numberof different sensors that help themtrack prey, including...
An ItchyLessonWhen a female mosquito lands on you, she’ll stick part of hermouth, the proboscis, inside your skin. It’s sh...
The Risk of DiseaseIn some cases, mosquitoes can carry variousdiseases. A mosquito bite, in those cases, canlead to a fair...
MosquitoMyths While mosquitoes are quite annoying and some bites can be dangerous, there are also many myths floating arou...
Personal Repellent OptionsNow that you’ve had a quick look atwhat doesn’t work to keep them off ofyou, take a look at what...
Get the Help You NeedMosquitoes can be a serious problem, and with theright professional help, your summer can staymosquit...
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http://www.yespestpros.com–For over 30 million years, mosquitos have been bugging Earth’s inhabitants. And while mosquitoes can be a serious problem and keep you from enjoying your outside time this summer, the right pest control help from Young Environmental Solutions can keep your home & yard mosquito free.

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Mosquito control for the summer keep these biting pests away from your family this year

  1. 1. MosquitoControl For theSummerKeep These Biting PestsAway From Your Family ThisYear
  2. 2. A Mosquito Lesson Mosquitos have been on the planet for more than 30 million years, and they’re not leaving any time soon. There are more than 2,700 different species of mosquitoes in the world. Mosquitoes lay their eggs in water, and most of them can survive the winter. The eggs hatch into larvae which live just a few days if it’s warm enough. Then they turn into a pupa, which eventually encases itself to grow into an adult. Once it reaches this stage, it can fly out of the nesting ground and live on its own. Only female mosquitoes feed on blood. Males feed on plant nectar.
  3. 3. Wondering How They FindYou?It’s simple, really. They have a numberof different sensors that help themtrack prey, including: Chemical sensors: The lactic acid and carbon dioxide you naturally give off allows the mosquito to spot you up to 100 feet away. Visual Sensors: If you move wearing clothing that contrasts with nature, they can see you immediately. Heat Sensors: We all give off heat, and mosquitos can literally see it when they look at you.
  4. 4. An ItchyLessonWhen a female mosquito lands on you, she’ll stick part of hermouth, the proboscis, inside your skin. It’s sharp and thin, soyou might not even feel it initially. The saliva in her mouth hasanticoagulants so your blood won’t clot and she can keepdrinking until she gets nice and full. When she’s done, hersaliva will remain on your wound, kicking your immune systeminto gear. That causes swelling. Bites are easily treated withmild soap and water. In most cases, medical attention is notnecessary.
  5. 5. The Risk of DiseaseIn some cases, mosquitoes can carry variousdiseases. A mosquito bite, in those cases, canlead to a fairly serious health ordeal for you.Here are just a few of the main culprits: Malaria – This condition is causes by a parasite that can be transmitted by an Anopheles mosquito. Infections can show up as little as 6 days after a bit. Yellow Fever – This condition primarily occurs in Africa or South America. There is no treatment for the disease. Encephalitis – This condition is caused by a virus transmitted by some mosquitoes. The West Nile version is on the rise throughout the U.S.
  6. 6. MosquitoMyths While mosquitoes are quite annoying and some bites can be dangerous, there are also many myths floating around about them. Here are just a few:  Bats can consume 600 mosquitoes in an hour. – FALSE: A bat’s diet is actually less than 1% mosquito.  Purple martins love to eat mosquitoes – FALSE: This bird’s diet is less than 3% mosquito.  Lemon Joy and Listerine kill mosquitoes – FALSE: Sorry, they just don’t work that way.  Citronella oil is an effective repellent – EH, SORT OF FALSE – Sure, it can be a good repellent in a high concentration, but in most cases, you’re not going to get a high enough concentration to make a difference in any one area.
  7. 7. Personal Repellent OptionsNow that you’ve had a quick look atwhat doesn’t work to keep them off ofyou, take a look at what does: Avon Skin So Soft: Lab tests have shown this is effective for about twenty minutes. Picaridin & Oil of Lemon Eucalyptus: These are usually only available in concentrations of about 5%, and at that level, you get just an hour’s worth of protection. Deet: Here, you get 112 minutes of protection with a repellent that uses just 6.7% DEET. www.yespestpros.com
  8. 8. Get the Help You NeedMosquitoes can be a serious problem, and with theright professional help, your summer can staymosquito free. Contact Young EnvironmentalSolutions for more information today & enjoy yoursummer.

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