Author: Mosquito Shield

Mosquito Prevention: Myths vs. Facts

Get your facts straight when it comes to protecting your family and pets from mosquitoes There are a lot of myths about mosquito protection. Mosquitoes carry serious diseases (human and other) including Zika, malaria, encephalitis, yellow fever, dog heartworm, human elephantiasis, and West Nile virus, so we think it is important to give you the facts about mosquito control from our experts. What are some common myths about mosquito protection? I have an app on my phone that repels mosquitoes. This sounds too good to be true — and it is. Phone apps boasting “ultrasonic repellents” emit a “sound” that… Read more »

Stop Ticks from Invading your Yard

Take these steps today to help protect your lawn from ticks Tick season is here, and many experts are saying this could be one of the worst seasons on record. We have had a wet winter, allowing ticks to emerge early and begin terrorizing our families and pets. Ticks carry a variety of diseases that can cause serious health risks to your family, including Lyme disease. The bacterial infection that was first diagnosed in 1975 currently affects an estimated 300,000 people in the United States each year, and can cause life-long health problems if left untreated. So, what can you… Read more »

Choose Mosquito Control Spray for More Fall Fun

Fall is the perfect time of year for outdoor activities at your home. The summer heat has disappeared, and the cool, crisp weather that autumn brings is upon us. Colors surround us from the changing leaves on our trees to the crystal clear hues of the blue sky. Before going into hibernation for the winter here in the Northeast, we will take advantage of the beautiful, crisp fall weather every chance we get. Even with the pleasant seasonal weather that fall brings, mosquitoes are still buzzing around looking for those final few meals before winter. Mosquito control spray from Mosquito… Read more »

This Easy Tip Will Help You Prevent Ticks This Fall

The kids are back in school, the air is crisp, and the days are getting shorter, all indicating autumn’s arrival. With so many fun activities like apple picking, fairs abound and finding that perfect pumpkin to carve, fall is a great time to be outdoors with your family and pets. Did you know fall is also adult tick season? That’s right, ticks are not limited to the spring and summer months. Now that’s something to be scared of this time of year! Below we discuss some facts about these tiny blood suckers, and how to best prevent ticks from invading… Read more »

Five Shocking Lyme Disease Facts

Ticks can be big trouble, as ticks are almost synonymous with Lyme disease. We have all heard of Lyme disease, but what is it exactly? Typically, Lyme disease is transmitted through a bite from an infected deer tick. It is a bacterial infection you get from tick bites and can cause over three hundred different symptoms including severe long-term health problems. Unfortunately, your yard and outdoor living spaces may be a breeding ground for various species of ticks, including deer ticks. Below we discuss some Lyme disease facts, and how a tick treatment from Mosquito Shield can help eliminate your… Read more »